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July 17, 2007 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Before the 5th film and the upcoming 7th book of the Harry Potter series Rupert Grint was showing off in the epically ridiculous children's film Thunderpants! Rent it Today! One of the finer children's films about harnessing the power of flatus. Sadly not related to Thunderpants Johnson or Thunderpants Clothing c'est la vie.
posted by French Fry (17 comments total)

 
Thunder... Thunder... Thunderpants... HOOOOOOOOO!
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:33 PM on July 17, 2007


You can't fool me, Rupert.

Face it: Daniel's the star, and Emma is better looking.

But cheer up: I hear they're casting King of Laundry: The Danny Bonaduce Story. You should be a lock, as long as one of those annoying Phelps brothers doesn't beat you to it.
posted by lodurr at 1:33 PM on July 17, 2007


"That's the line of the show, folks!" [nsfw audio after link]
posted by lodurr at 1:35 PM on July 17, 2007


Any relation to Shooty McGunpants?
posted by Smedleyman at 1:51 PM on July 17, 2007


Paul Giamatti and Ned Beatty are in that movie, and you are calling out a 14 year old for making a stupid decision?
posted by flarbuse at 1:57 PM on July 17, 2007


and you are calling out a 14 year old for making a stupid decision?

I didn't say it was stupid. I believe i said it was an "epically ridiculous children's film"

I would have made this movie for a minimum wage.
posted by French Fry at 2:16 PM on July 17, 2007


This is so totally going on the netflix queue.
posted by nola at 2:21 PM on July 17, 2007


This was released in 2002, and we just get wind of it now?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:26 PM on July 17, 2007


I smell excitement.
posted by cortex at 2:41 PM on July 17, 2007


Saw it last week. Truly a work of staggering genius, Paul and Ned should be proud. Anf if that won't get Rupert into Emma's knickers, well, I don't know what will.

BTW, I won $40 from my sisters a few years ago at Thanksgiving because of this film. They believed I was making it up until I showed them the page on IMDB.
posted by Mcable at 3:01 PM on July 17, 2007


what exactly about this is supposed to be interesting? the worst part is that you obviously just googled 'thunderpants' to come up with those other links.
posted by whahappen?! at 3:10 PM on July 17, 2007


This is my Harry Potter.
posted by bardic at 3:29 PM on July 17, 2007


What exactly about this is supposed to be interesting?

It's a movie about a kid who launches a rocket with teh butt. Need I say more? I'm frankly shocked no one has posted this before.
posted by uddersucker at 3:38 PM on July 17, 2007


For completeness: Angry Kid: Captain Thunderpants.
posted by teleskiving at 4:13 PM on July 17, 2007


So that's how Harry will kill Voldemort, bring Dumbledore back to life, and catch the Snitch. It's all so clear now.
posted by Tehanu at 4:54 PM on July 17, 2007


Sadly not related to Thunderpants Johnson or Thunderpants Clothing

Or, indeed, Johnny Fartpants. It is one of the best films involving aeronautical guffing though. The deadpan narration is particularly good.
posted by ninebelow at 2:53 AM on July 18, 2007


I've seen Thunderpants. My girlfriend's ex-boss, a 60-something intellectual-type businessman, recommended it highly. That didn't make any sense when my gf told me this at the video store as we were standing in front of the Thunderpants DVD, but as I had met the boss in question and knew him to be an intelligent guy, I figured he must've found some secret gem of a film. So we rented Thunderpants.

The gf thought it sweet and cute, though I wanted to kill myself after about 5 minutes. Very much a kid's movie. I'll never trust anyone's opinions about any movie ever again.
posted by zardoz at 5:15 AM on July 18, 2007


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