When I was a kid, the original Space Jam was one of my favorite movies ever. I have never been the hugest fan of basketball, but Michael Jordan was the legend and his movie with the Looney Tunes was a smash hit with millennials. Now well over a generation later, LeBron James is doing the same thing Michael Jordan did for kids of the alpha generation.
The main antagonist is Al G. Rhythm, an algorithm program designed to make the best movie possible for Warner Brothers. He decides that LeBron James is the perfect candidate as the actor for whatever projects he thinks of. But when the legendary basketball player turns him down, he decides to capture him in a digital prison.
He decides to give LeBron James a chance to return to the real world. He must win against the Goon Squad in a game of basketball, except that his son is being manipulated by the evil computer program. Dom James is going to be the leader of the squad now. LeBron James must face his video game loving son in a basketball game with video game-like rules
LeBron James lands in the world of the Looney Tunes and meets Bugs Bunny. He learns that all of Bugs Bunny’s friends escaped to other worlds and it’s up to the pair to find them all and revive the Tune Squad. If LeBron James loses, he’ll be stuck forever.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with Space Jam: A New Legacy. The movie gets off to a little slow of a start but it continues to impress and impress. Warner Brothers definitely did not shy away from all the massive characters they own for cameos, which I think worked out really well. LeBron James should have drafted Neo from The Matrix and Superman. Like the original, the film did poorly with critics but I thought it was a really good movie.