Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) – Movie Review

back in 1997 it seemed like one could
barely put on the tv without hearing i
believe i can fly by our kelly
the song was so ubiquitous but i pretty
much transcended the movie that spawned
all that is to say that i still consider
space jam an integral part of that
particular slice of my childhood
so as you can imagine this scenic in me
was quite skeptical the moments i
learned about doing a sequel
all these years later turns out the
cynic had every reason to be
hi guys michael abaymi here and today
i’m reviewing space jam a new legacy
in space jam a new legacy a basketball
legend is sucked into a cartoon world
where he must lead a team of looney tune
characters to victory in a high-stakes
basketball match
i be forgiven for thinking i’d simply
read out the synopsis for the original
space jam
because the basic premise is the same
the only difference
is where one stood michael jordan now
stands lavron james in his place
following an encounter with hirogi i
named algyrithm boos labron and his son
dom are trapped in the server

verse a
virtual reality world
populated by the virus warner bros
properties in order to escape
they must each assemble a team to play
in a basketball match against one
and while dom gets to put together a
dream team of augmented professional
lebron gets saddled with the nissans
i went into space jam a new legacy with
lower expectations
hoping to be mildly entertained at best
i mean it’s not see the original space
jam was all that great to begin with
even though the 10 year old version of
me loved it at the time so i channeled
my inner 10 year old as i attempted to
enjoy the new movie for what it was
and to a certain degree there is some
enjoyment to be hard with it
the premise of the movie is flimsy at
best of course the whole thing is after
all just an excuse to have lebron james
play basketball with some looney tunes
much like michael jordan had done in the
first movie which is fine
since once again no one is going into
these movies expecting anything
particularly groundbreaking from their
but like the original film where i cared
about the build of an actual game of
basketball at the center
this one seemed to lack much of that
spark i know it is probably the rules
tinted glasses of nostalgia speaking
but i felt way more invested over the
course of the first movie
this time around i was merely going
through the pieces and looking forward
to seeing more of his updated take on
the original formula
where the new movie tries to make up for
some of those shortcomings too was in
the comedy department
some of the jokes were actually quite
funny poking fun at a lot of the winners
but for every one of those laptop loud
gags there were at least two or three
that were hyrule inducing
space jam a new legacy feels like a film
that was conceptualized during the
boardroom meeting between one approach
he pays homage to the vast number of one
of his properties but in so doing
fails to include much of the sports
drama that made the first movie
to its credits it does try to include a
story with morals about being your true
but even that isn’t enough to say what
is essentially another cash grab at best
and an elaborate art for bona bras and
hbo max at worst
i’ll give the film a 5 out of 10.
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