Reviews For The Space Jam Sequel Are In And They're Brutal

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Reviews For The Space Jam Sequel Are In And They're Brutal

The first reviews for Space Jam: A New Legacy have been published and it's not looking good.

Many questioned whether a sequel would be able to live up to the legendary original and it seems like critics haven't been won over by the impressive CGI.

It's already scored 42 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes as reviewers give their brutal and blunt take on the film.


The Chicago Sun-Times' Richard Roeper wrote: "I've never seen anything like it. I also hope to never see anything like it again, and I wish I could unsee what I HAVE seen."

The AV Club's A.A. Dowd added: "Space Jam: A New Legacy takes almost nothing but wrong turns, all leading to a glittering CGI trash heap of cameos, pat life lessons, and stale internet catchphrases."

The Atlantic's David Sims said: "[It] feels like a preview of a more terrifying, siloed future, one in which having an encyclopedic media library is more important than enjoying the work right in front of you."

Polygon's Joshua Rivera also mentioned: "[The movie] is only really satisfying to people who care about marketing and company profits, people who approach it as a product that's successfully been sold."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

There were some positives that some critics found in the movie, with some praising new star LeBron James' character arc.

Other critics also said it would still be entertaining for kids, who will no doubt be wowed by the impressive film technology that mixes real-life with the Looney Tunes.

While it might not have gone down well with critics, it seems like the director of the sequel is pretty proud of his work.


Malcolm D. Lee bravely declared New Legacy is much better than iconic 1996 film back in March.

"Who is going to be the first to get an Oscar? Let's have that debate," Lee told Entertainment Weekly of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

"Space Jam: A New Legacy is a better movie than Space Jam. If you say theatrical movie, Space Jam is it. LeBron's got that going for him."

He did give credit to Jordan's talent, however.


"Michael Jordan transcended sports. LeBron is arguably in that category. Now, there's probably no LeBron without Jordan, and I'm sure he would admit that. But he's a once-in-a-generation player.

"I love who LeBron is as a man, as an athlete, as an activist."

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Topics: Basketball, Entertainment, NBA, lebron james, Australia

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