Space Jam 2 on HBO Max, in which LeBron James is buried in relation to many properties of a particular studio

25 years in the making, Space Jam: New Legacy – back on HBO Max after debuting on the service in July 2021 – rekindled the paler-blather concept of the 1996 pop fave Space jam, then GOAT Michael Jordan with now GOAT LeBron James, and this is where we step out of the thorny forever-GOAT comparison conversation. Yet intact is the endless appeal of Looney Tuners like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, who team up with LeBron to play a ridiculous form of basketball against an evil algorithm. So some things change and some things stay the same; Now let’s see how this standalone sequel plays out.

Gist: It premiered in 1998 in Akron, Ohio, but now that I’ve seen the entire movie, this part doesn’t seem to matter much. Only 100 minutes left! In the present day, LeBron James (LeBron James) is a superstar basketball player with one son, Darius (Ceyair J. Wright), who digs into the game, and another, Dom (Cedric Joe), who doesn’t dig into it much. In fact, Dom would rather attend a conference for video game designers than go to basketball camp, and his pop hits just can’t get his head around.

Meanwhile, at Burbank, a number of people wearing suits at a specific showbiz studio called LeBron James (LeBron James) to meet. So, LeBron James (LeBron James) wears some specific sportswear of a particular brand, tags Dom on some shoes from the same particular brand, and stops at the office. Two of the clothes are played by famous talents as guests, and I won’t reveal them because it feels like a hoax, and from here on I will follow in relation to the series. the next similar guest. Anyway, they want LeBron James (LeBron James) to switch to all of their branded products, including specific superhero groups, specific cartoon properties, specific mage characters and more than that. But LeBron James (LeBron James) wanted to focus on basketball, so he turned down this deal.

But! On their way out, LeBron James (LeBron James) and Dom are pushed aside and sucked into the massive superplanes of a specific showbiz studio by an intelligent artificial intelligence named Al G. Rhythm – RECEIVED? – and he’s played by Don Cheadle, who I think is owned by a different brand-specific superhero team, just tell us that Don Cheadle is the bad guy doing what Don Cheadle wants and if Don Cheadle wants to make money for Space Jam 2 and be great in Do not move suddenly all in the span of a month, more power over him.

At this point, you’re probably wondering where Bugs and Daffy and their friends are. Like all showbiz-specific studio properties, they live in megaserver. While Al G. Rhythm fooled young Dom by praising the sweet basketball video game he had developed and also giving him a specially branded red licorice candy so we could When he saw the logo, LeBron James (LeBron James) landed – creating a hole in the ground that had the exact shape of the logo of a specific brand of sports equipment – near Bugs Bunny’s hole house. Of course, Al challenges LeBron James (LeBron James) to a basketball game with his team of ringers, prompting LeBron James (LeBron James) and Bugs to track down other Looney Tunes characters who have been hit it in many specific cases showbiz studio property, even those that younger audiences shouldn’t see, like movies with killing, sex and dragons, and hyper-violent movies about contemporary car chases post-apocalypse in the desert, and cartoons where the kid and his grandfather travel through space and time trying not to be horrible people. Truth is, LeBron James (LeBron James) wanted some other, bigger, stronger character from a particular showbiz studio property, but Bugs was convincing. That, and Bugs had been in this situation before, and knew exactly how it would turn out as long as he followed the recipe. NO SPOILERS THEN!

Space Jam: New Legacy

What movies will remind you of?: Beside the first one Space jam and dozens and dozens of movies from referenced showbiz-specific studio properties? Not available. It reminds me of no other movie.

Performances worth watching: “Athlete in action – it never goes well,” quips LeBron James (LeBron James), reminding us that he really isn’t half bad in Shipwreck. And is this a good place to say that Daffy Duck kinda suffers from reduced screen time here? It’s as good a place as any, I guess.

Memorable dialogue: “A computer guy stole my son and I have to play basketball to get it back.” – LeBron James (LeBron James) makes the entire first 40 minutes of the movie possible to consume

Gender and Skin: Not available.

Our Take: I will name one and only one of the showbiz studio’s specific properties for his notable absence, and that is Godzilla; I imagine he’s not there Space Jam 2, despite the recent appearance of his giant ape co-star, because his contract doesn’t allow him to. I’m sure it’s lawyers-this and intellectual property-that, you know, boring stuff. But it’s fair game for everyone / other things are owned by the particular studio of the showbiz world, and one can only come to the conclusion that the onslaught of flash games and you will miss it is used to distract us from the inexhaustible fact that this is the exact same plot as the first one Space jam. Except, you know, this one is for a new generation, which VERY SPECIAL needs to be exposed to showbiz specific studio properties!

I understand that by not naming, I may actually be enticing you to watch Space Jam: New Legacy so you can capture all the cameos for your own, but I also want to point out that many people on the internet will definitely publish lists of them so that you don’t have to sit through the entire 115 minutes of the movie. . This is just a way of saying that I finally have a mixed opinion about the movie, which gave us a few good laughs, animated with a colorful and filling mix. inspiration between 2D verve and 3D pop. It can also entertain your six-year-old and just might convince that six-year-old to fire up the more classic Looney Tunes shorts instead of watching YouTubers scream like injured baboons while play Minecraft. But the film certainly also looks skeptical, an explosion of self-promotion that only betrays its lack of creativity and originality.

Our call: IGNORE IT. I can’t recommend Space Jam: New Legacy in good conscience, but I also understand the pull of pop culture nostalgia for people of a certain classic who have seen the original film. So you’re going to take IT SERIOUSLY, and I’m not going to care much about that, and if you read this far you’ll know what kind of calculated marketing scheme you’re getting into. REGISTER: I retract the “it-reminds-me-of-no-other-movie” comment; it really reminds me a lot of Lego Batman Movie, which also interferes with many showbiz-specific studio properties, but doesn’t make that nearly the whole point of the movie – and is a lot more humorous. As always, making us laugh goes a long way.

John Serba is a freelance writer and film critic based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more of his work at or follow him on Twitter: @johnserba.

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