Not too long ago, in this very column, I wrote that there isn't much that can be said about Danny Way that hasn't been said before.
Fortunately now, there is a lot to see.
From that perspective, there is nothing new about the fact that he once dropped from a flying helicopter, or jumped the Great Wall of China, or that he won gold at X Games many times, or was the first pro to ever being awarded Thrasher’s Skater of the Year twice – yet, this is fundamentally one lonely path that no other skater has ever followed.
For us, skaters, the movie reveals another side of this human being and how he, despite a harrowing upbringing, numerous defeats and countless injuries, persevered to become what many call “the greatest skateboarder ever” and transformed this action sport and what is possible to accomplish with a skateboard.
Waiting for Lightening
Director: Jacob Rosenberg
Writer: Bret Anthony Johnston
Cast: Friends and family of Danny Way
Time: 92 min.