Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)


“If we’re going out, we’re going out Looney!” – Bugs Bunny

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Lebron James accepts a challenge to pay a Basketball game in a computer-verse after his son disappears.

My Take on it – This is a fun film to watch due to the special effects and the long list of famous WB cameos, but the story itself feels quite unoriginal because it is essentially a remake of Space Jam (1996) instead of being a continuation or finding a way to feel more unique.

The movie deals with James’ relationship with his son who is more interested in computers than basketball like his father.

The plot is super thin here and not much really happens of interest along the way.

They have some nice jokes that pop up where they make fun of themselves or of the original film, but overall, this is just more of the same thing with the twist of relying more on modern technology.

Like the way that they have a few jabs at the differences between 2D and 3D animation, but overall, this wasn’t a very impactful film because the story is far too mediocre in the way it is all presented.

I’m actually shocked that this film was hyped so much over the past few months because it just doesn’t manage to even reach par.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In May 2014, LeBron was quoted as saying, “I’ve always loved Space Jam. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great.” Further rumors are that James or Kevin Durant may also star as new Monstars but these were eventually denied as Lebron commented the monstars wouldn’t return thus concluding the film is a stand alone sequel rather than a direct sequel. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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