A Father's Bedtime Superhero Story Comes To Life In The Heartbreaking Sidekick

Video: The empowerment behind all of our favourite superhero stories is what makes the genre such a timeless one, filled with stories that can reach people across all age barriers. Sidekick, featuring some familiar faces from Arrow and Flash, uses that empowerment to deliver a heartwarmingly sweet tale. Featuring a star-studded cast — Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas, Arrow's Emily Bett Rickards in dual roles and The Flash's Tom Cavanagh — Sidekick, directed by Jeff Cassidy (himself part of the camera crew on The Flash), tells the story of a father telling a story of heroes, princesses and villains as a way to break some tragic news to his young son.

The flicking between fantasy and reality as the tale progresses is well done — and you can definitely feel some of the Flash vibes in the superheroic action sequences, even if they don't feature the fastest man alive. It's a wonderful story about the power of heroes and storytelling, and well worth 15 minutes of your time to watch.

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