Space Jam: A New Legacy. Should you get excited about this movie? Yes, basketball fans will enjoy this movie because even though it feels it is all about LeBron, we get some other very cool ball players called into action. And, Looney Tunes fans will get a run of some of the beloved crew. But, is there more? Why should we get excited for Space Jam 2? We share some reasons why with you.
Space Jam: A New Legacy – Should You Get Excited About it?
Overall, yes. You should get excited for Space Jam: A New Legacy. First off, it has been 25 years between movies. And, you want to find out first hand if the movie cuts it. Despite the movie being predictable, it is a lot of fun to watch. Here are the things you will most likely enjoy about the movie:
The way the movie captures and plunges us into the internet is quite fun. And, visually, it gets there. The play of animation, CGI and cartoons thrown with the live action blends in nicely. There is a lot going on.
The Looney Tunes
I am here for Marvin the Martian! I wish there had been more of him. But, I got my fill of Bugs Bunny and his friends. Although, some of the iconic phrases and interactions do happen, I was left wanting more of the Looney Tunes. Nevertheless, I am glad to report that Coyote does get more time than I anticipated he would get. Plus, Granny steals the show.
The story and the motivation behind it all is family. Both the one we born into and the friends we call family. This film will tug at parents hearts for sure. We will be able to relate to many of the ups and downs!
Allow Others To Be Themselves
This is a big point. We are reminded that we need to make space for others to grow into their own. To respect and allow for each of us to choose our path while we respect our different views.
Follow Your Passion
Do what you love. Definitively, follow your dreams and expand your horizons is a clear message in Space Jam 2
Hard Work Pays Off
There are different ways to go about it. From the onset of the film we are constantly witnessing how hard work pays off. Be it to pursue work, dreams or hobbies. What we put it is what we will get out.
Now, if anything else, this movie is the holy grail of all Wayne Bros movies and you will celebrate them all. From animation to live action there are so many beloved movies and films included in Space Jam 2. You will not catch them all in one viewing!
Should You Get Excited for Space Jam: A New Legacy – Overall
I will say it is good family entertainment. It surpassed my expectations (but those were low from the start) While, you do not need to watch the first Space Jam to enjoy this new one, I recommend it. There are plenty of references to the original one. As a film production, it makes it. But, the movie itself does leave many wide spaces to fill. Like, LeBorn James’ acting. He even makes references about it in the movie, so a bit like the craziness of F9: The Fast Saga. Granted, it is not disastrous. But, Don Cheadle crushes it as a villain and on that alone you should go watch the movie. Also, the story at the core is definitively a family friendly one. The movie takes a moment for both children and adults alike. But, moviegoers will be bopping heads in their seats courtesy of a good soundtrack.
About Space Jam: A New Legacy
Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and HBO Max on July 16th.
Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI’s digitized champions of the court — a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.