By the end of “Thunderstruck,” Kevin Durant gets his talent back and we all learn a valuable lesson.
Oh wait, I did that wrong. Spoiler alert.
The short of it: As the reviews accurately stated, KD’s movie isn’t, in fact, terrible. And I think that’s pretty high praise for a film of this genre.
There’s a scene late in the movie where the coach of the high school team is in the huddle and as they break, they all say “Don’t suck!” I think that’s sort of the approach there was to this movie. Be cheesy, be corny, be stupid. But just don’t be embarrassingly bad. Don’t make people feel sorry for KD that he got roped into this. Not the highest bar to shoot for, but when expectations are low, they’re easier to reach.
While obviously it’s not incredible storytelling, doesn’t have emotional character development or inspiring visuals, it does have a very simple, understandable story, a moral to the story and a few scattered chuckles mixed in. Keep Reading…