Thunderstruck Movie Reviews
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My boys triple loved this movie - they just went head over heels for it in a way that I totally did not expect! I also enjoyed the movie though it did remind me of that old Lindsay Lohan classic Freaky Friday which my boys and girls both love. The story is a simple plot about a young kid in high school who isn't very good at sports but who loves the NBA star Kevin Durant. Durant is actually in the movie playing himself. The two end up changing bodies and lives and this leads to all sorts of strange and amazing incidents in the lives of both. Unfortunately, this is only a fairy tale for the boy who comes to realize that he has to give back the body of a NBA star and learn to love and accept himself. i thought it was a beautiful message for young kids and my boys seemed genuinely happy to be the scrawny little teens that they are since it means that they get to have me for a mother - ha!
Kevin Durant is one of my favorite NBA stars, which makes sense that he gets to star in his movie. After all, only really great basketball players ever get to star in their own movies . . . there was Michael Jordan and there was Shaq and even Magic Johnson had a few appearances here and there. This movie is the classic body switch that happens in movies like The Change Up and Freaky Friday. The bodies that get switched are those of a NBA star Kevin Durant and a klutzy and unpopular teenage boy who dreams of being just like his NBA hero. Of course, the switch happens and the kid gets all popular and what not, though soon he has to realize that he can't be happy being somebody else. I think this movie is really enjoyable and should be fun for anyone who likes basketball and especially anyone who loves Kevin Durant. He's a pretty good actor, though not nearly as great as he is on the court.
Whoever said athletes should stay out of the movies wasn't kidding. Watching Kevin Durant try to act is actually more painful than Michael Jordan in SpaceJam or Shaq in that Genie movie. This is like Freaky Friday where a teenage boy ends up switching bodies with his basketball hero Kevin Durant. The teen is a clumsy goof that isn't popular in school and has almost no friends, but once he starts dunking like a pro, he thinks his life is set. Of course, he has to learn the lessons about hard work and perseverance being the most important things in life so he has to give back the talent that isn't his and all ends well for the boy and NBA. This is strictly after school special material and you shouldn't touch it unless you have a three year old or someone in your family who enjoys watching athletes not act on screen. Hey, if Meryl Streep isn't gonna throw a free throw, Kevin Durant shouldn't be reading scripts. Skip it!
Thunderstruck seems like a movie straight out of the 90s. It has all the right elements to make a great sports-themed movie. Thunderstruck is about a basketball star (Kevin Durant) who switches skills with a 16 year old high school student through magic. All of a sudden the student is an all star basketball player while Kevin Durant can’t make a shot. Through hard work and determination Kevin learns that skill alone cannot make a winner. This film reminds me of films like Rookie of the Year, where a kid becomes a dominant sports star. I very much enjoyed this movie because it brought me back to my youth. It’s a light hearted movie and nothing more.