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Space Jam: A New Legacy

Released: 16th July 2021

Cast: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe & Khris Davis

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Writer: Leo Benvenuti

Duration: 1hr 55mins

Rating: U

Genres: Animation, Adventure & Comedy.

Synopsis: A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then must work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game.

My thoughts:

For several weeks, I’ve doubted whether to complete this review and upload it to the blog. Honestly, I could’ve forgotten it on the shelf like Mr Wheezy from Toy Story. This review could’ve remained on my laptop ignored and unappreciated because I was unsatisfied by the movie.

I gave it a chance as I watched it with my 8-year-old Goddaughter. It is best to view movies without huge expectations because it’s less likely to expose yourself to disappointment when the worse happens and it is below average. I believe we’re currently living in an era where multiple companies are remaking movie masterpieces simply for the money because these remakes are either hit or miss.

As a basketball player, LeBron is one of my favourites, he’s currently the most suitable icon to star in the franchise, but that’s as far as it goes. LeBron’s acting was so weak. He appeared too stiff. From the beginning, I was ready to switch off mentally and zone back in once it had finished. Nostalgia saves it for me 100% of the way. With Warner Bros. being one of the powerhouses, they created a plot where the main characters become caught in the “serververse”. They placed individual characters from the Tunes Squad on planets based on themes from some of their most popular franchises across TV and the big screen. It felt like the Wreck-it Ralph “Game Central Station” scene, and I was impressed.

Categorising this as a Comedy is the biggest joke within itself. I laughed twice within the whole movie and found the rest lacked content that resembled humour. The only adventure exposed to us was the planets they visited. The animation had decent quality.

My Star rating: 1/5.

With younger children as its target audience, it falls short for us adults. Our hearts bring us to watch something that makes our eyes show disbelief. We no longer see these characters in the same condition as these weak remakes ruin their meaning. Hopefully, I don’t have to watch it again. Even if it came on TV on a Saturday afternoon, I would prepare to change the channel or switch the TV off.

Was I too harsh on my star rating, do you agree with me? Let me know.

All images taken from Google Images.

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