- 1 hr 33 min
This Warner Brothers Movie, Thunderstruck stars a real NBA player, Kevin Durant who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. This is a children's film where a 16 yr old boy, Brian, Taylor Gray, who decides to join his high school basketball team, even though he doesn't play well, he wants to be like his idol, Kevin Durant. During a game, Brian gets an opportunity to make a very important shot from half court, and misses. Not only does Brian miss the shot, he also hits the game mascot. This has to be a horrifying experience for this young man. Things suddenly change when Brian gets the opportunity to meet his idol, and explains how he desires to play, 'just like him'. A little magic happens when Kevin offers to play a little one-on-one with Brian. As Kevin passes the ball to Brian, without knowing it is happening, Brian receives the talent of his idol, of being an amazing basketball star. After this takes place, Kevin has a problem playing well anymore, but Brian, on the other hand, dominates the court. Kevin's agent notices Brian possesses his clients talent, and realizes what has happened. The playoffs of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is at stake. Brian and Kevin's agent make arrangements to try to save the team, by giving Kevin back his talent. This is a fairly new film, it is filmed in the United States, in English. It is Directed by John Whitesell. The key roles are played by Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, and Jim Belushi. After making this movie, Kevin Durant made a statement that he had a hard time with one particular part of this film. The toughest part of the movie for him was that he had to miss jump shots, on purpose, for the movie to appear to not be able to play anymore. Unfortunately, this movie did not receive very good reviews. This movie followed suit to few others of similar content in the past, with a real Athlete in the movie, the others did very well, but not Thunderstruck. This movie is claimed to be low-budget, low-quality and predictable.