Saturday , Aug , 04 , 2012 Paul Eide

Kevin Durant’s “Thunderstruck” Movie; WTF?

Kevin Durant’s Thunderstruck confuses more than entertains.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Color me confounded.



I mean, I guess it’s kind of cool, but based on the premise, I feel like I saw this movie already before. Oh wait, I did; and it was called “Space Jam”. I actually just watched Space Jam for the first time in at least 13 years the other day because my mom bought the VHS copy at the Goodwill for $1 for my daughter. It’s practically the same movie, except the recipient of the talent is a human loser, rather than a small alien. If you’ll remember, the “Mon-Stars” took the talent of NBA players and put it in a glowing basketball. Then when they played the Looney Tunes crew, they accessed the talent from the ball and became incredible.

In “Thunderstruck”, Kevin Durant has a chance encounter with a fan/pathetic loser/high school kid. In a brief exchange, the loser takes “Durantula’s” talent. And you can see it trickle down his arm, into a basketball, with the “talent” being transferred from person to other person via basketball as a semiconductor, into said loser/high school kid. The kid goes on to become a phenomenal high school basketball player (a la Teen Wolf) and Durant begins to suck. Then the rest of the movie is spent on the kid trying to give Durant his talent back.

I think it’s great for Durant to capitalize on his fame and put out a shitty family movie; that is as American as Chik-Fil-A. So go check it out people, and bring the kids.

And then put “Space Jam” in your Netflix queue and tell me Shawn Bradley wasn’t at least part alien for his entire career.

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