I’ve established myself pretty well as a movie nerd. I don’t hide it or deny it. So when I stumbled upon a little ditty a couple months ago calledÂ Thunderstruck, I was ecstatic. I planned to do a blog post immediately but decided it needed to be as thorough as possible. I mean, when this thing hits theaters today, it has the potential to be the second greatest movie starring an athlete! (Editor’s note: Number one is obviously Kazaam.)
Take a quick peak at the trailer so that you’ll understand the plot.
Okay, so once you’ve written a script that you think can surpass Kazaam, what do you do? GET THE BEST DIRECTOR ON THE MARKET! So the good folks at Warner Premiere (Warner Brothers direct-to-video division) get none other than John Whitesell.
A quick gander at his resume removes any question as to why he was the natural choice for the job. He is due for a breakout movie. Let the haters hate.
His first film was Calender Girl. It was directed by both John Whitesell and John P. Whitesell according to Rotten Tomatoes. This one came during his sophisticated phase. It’s rotten tomatoes score? 0%.
Then he does a half hour Clarissa Explains it All made for TV movie special called Clarissa.
This obviously gains him notoriety and he lands See Spot Run. Critics didn’t bite. 23% clearly not including Nell.
Next shot? Malibu’s Most Wanted. 30%!!! We’re climbing! Let’s see what snobby Nell had to say…
OH MY GOODNESS CAN ANYONE TRULY PLEASE NELL?
Boom Big Momma’s House 2! Nell?
Deck the Halls…
This leads us to Thunderstruck. Our protagonist’s latest attempt to win Nell’s respect.
At this point there are only four reviews and Nell wasted no time.
Say what you will but I’m pumped for this dreamboat of a film. The following is a message from John and I.