‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ is everything you’ve heard it is. Yes, the story line is far-fetched. Yes, the studio shoved just about every single intellectual property they could into the film. And yes, LeBron James is not the greatest actor in the world (or even Tune World for that matter).
All those criticisms aside, the movie is still undoubtedly an enjoyable watch – especially for basketball fans both young and old. Audiences can expect good humor, impressive special effects and cameos from some of the biggest names in basketball. While the film does start out slow, it’s pace picks up substantially in the second half.
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the film is LeBron’s willingness to poke fun at himself. Throughout the movie, audiences will hear the film’s antagonist Al-G Rhythm (Don Cheadle) take shots at James, like how he leaves every team he joins. It’s a stark difference from the other Space Jam film’s star Michael Jordan, who is known to not be so funny when it comes to his personal accolades.
At the end of the day ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ is an enjoyable family film that is sure to at a minimum entertain moviegoers that like basketball. It won’t be the best movie you’ve ever seen, it might not even be the best movie you’ve seen this week, but if you’ve got two hours of your life to spare – why not?
Athletes Creative Trap Movie Score: 6.5/10