NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter.
This transformational journey is a manic mash-up of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny, and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself.
The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
Skeptic Of A Sequel
Growing up in the 90’s Space Jam was one of the first animated films I fell in love with. I remember being in 8th grade when it hit theaters, and just the amount of excitement I felt watching it was something I will never forget.
From the music, which back then was on CD which I bought and replayed countless times. To how much more I felt Micheal Jordan as the icon of my time. I felt that this was something big that I was a part of.
Needless to say, when I had kids, two boys to be exact I knew that I needed to introduce them to Space Jam which they loved. So when Warner Bros announced they would be remaking Space Jam I was overjoyed and yet was skeptical it would be as good as the first one.
As a family, we had the opportunity to watch the film in theaters, and I loved that this was the first film the kids were able to see since the pandemic. My 14-year-old self was going knowing that I should not be disappointed if the sequel did not live up to my expectations.
Watching the film though it brought back so many memories, and watching my kids watch the film was this surreal experience that I was able to be with my kids watching a film that I had enjoyed years ago.
The animation of the film was super unique, technology has come so far that it elevated the film. We also loved the music, as well as how much of the storyline revolved around family. I have to say I was also impressed with Lebron, and his acting skills as many athletes don’t get enough credit for being able to do both.
Make sure you all watch Space Jam New Legacy on Hbo Max or in theaters today!