Well, this movie is legitimately dangerous. I fondly remember the old Space Jam as a huge nostalgia trip to the extreme. How could you hate the Looney Tunes gang playing ball? It’s a barrel of fun from a long gone era, which makes the production of a sequel quite the no-brainer… which is also how I would describe the producers that made this cavalcade of a horrible mess. This movie is a travesty and so much of it has to do with the base fundamentals of filmmaking. It’s ugly, it’s obnoxious and, god, is it dragged across a long two hours.
Additionally, Lebron leads an extremely awkward cast alongside the beloved tunes. Speaking of, these beloved characters are reduced to shallow renditions that do nothing but spout references. They are consistently annoying rather than charming. It hurts to dislike Bugs Bunny, but they did him a massive disservice. The biggest fault, however, is the tackling of the main story with a studio that can’t help but shell out every reference and cameo possible. The message of being your true self and to not conform to others is ruined by all these franchises being shoved in (maybe more so than Ready Player One). It’s a backstab from the studio, luring the audience into a fun trip ladened with blatant corporate scheming and manipulation. That is not how you make a movie, let alone an ad worth seeing.
“One out of ten, I can’t keep risking my sanity.”