Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

“The legacy of 1996’s Space Jam is one that’s been artificially manufactured by studio interests cashing in on pop culture branding. In the beginning, it was by way of giving popular Nike ads starring basketball legend Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes gang the feature-length film treatment. Nowadays, reverence for the film is kept alive through nostalgic pandering via graphic tees you can buy at Target. A film widely recognized as a terrible marketing exercise is kept alive today through regurgitation of it being a "fun movie" from the "good ole’ days" of the 1990s.

At the very least, watching Space Jam today promises a viewing experience somewhat genuinely weird in its execution, with an agreeable sheen of 90s cheese, and that actually does posit itself as a Looney Tunes movie. The same cannot be said for the 25-years-late sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy, a movie so insufferably studio-manufactured that anything potentially resembling entertainment is rendered boring, obvious, and exhausting.”

Full review for the Austin Chronicle.

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