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Waiting For Lightning review

He was a skater boy...

Few outside of the hardcore skateboarding community have probably ever heard of Danny Way, despite his various record holds and a history-seizing jump over the Great Wall of China.

Waiting For Lightning tells his story, from growing up with a party-loving ma and a jailbird pa to his rise up the skater-boy ladder, intercutting it all with the preparations for his Great Wall jump.

A little self-consciously “inspirational” at times, it’s also a hagiography of a guy who, despite his jaw-slackening talents, never comes over as quite interesting enough for this kind of precious documentary treatment.

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