Space Jam: A New Legacy Review

I remember when Space Jam was released in the 1990s, and it was a fun movie. With age, I became more conscious of the flaws in the film. Even though it remains fun, I would not call it perfect. A sequel to Space Jam had been talked about for a long time, but it never seemed to happen.

However, the discussions intensified during the last few years, and the resolution was achieved. My reactions to the idea were mixed, because I would have preferred some more original take on it. No matter what, I did not see any problem with updating Space Jam to the newer generations. 

Compared to the original, this film does not stand out as anything exceptional. Rather than writing a clever plot, the original movie set up a premise well. The first film is much more magical than Space Jam: A New Legacy. We are given a few lines of introduction to this villain, but his character is never fully developed. Furthermore, I’m generally fine with a film doing something and accepting it for what it is. A fatal flaw in this film is that it tries to explain everything in a manner that is realistic and serious. There’s no need for that!

While the last ten minutes of the film have some emotional impact, the rest of the film is impersonal. It lacks emotion and thought. In addition, Warner Media’s properties appear to be used extensively in this film. The two hour commercial was non stop. Not to mention Michael B. Jordan’s bait and switch!

Although LeBron’s basketball skills are numerous and world renowned, his acting skills pale in comparison to Jordan’s. In other words, he is wooden without a basketball in his hand, and frankly, he is boring to watch. Supporting cast also fails to impress. There is no good outcome from any of it.

There was some connection between Space Jam and space. Even that isn’t in this movie because I felt like the name of this movie was used as a trap to exploit the branding name of what we remembered when we were all kids.

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Lebron James Reveals the Title and Logo for the Upcoming Space Jam Sequel

The official titlle of the upcoming sequel to Space Jam has been revealed today by Lebron James. That title is, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Lebron James revealed the title and logo on his Instagram page today. Shortly after, the official twitter account confirmed the name of the sequel and even the release date as it will be in theaters on July 16, 2021. However, that date could be changed in the future due to the current epidemic. But the film will be released in 2021. Lebron James also had worn a Space Jam themed Nike sneakers at one point during one of the NBA games earlier this year as well.

25 years ago, Michael Jordan starred in Space Jam and it became a classic. For years, fans wanted a sequel to the film and Lebron James is starring in this film 25 years later. With this news, the fans will be satisfied and have something to look forward to as the months pass by before Space Jam: A New Legacy premieres. Even the jerseys Nike showcased in an example post looks promising. Also, there will be WNBA representation in this film with WNBA stars including Diana Taurasi, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.We are all looking forward to Space Jam: A New Legacy when it hits theaters next year.

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