SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY (Theatrical Release USA 2021)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Space Jam: A New Legacy—okay, not great—primarily suffers from writing failures. The discord between the father figure, LeBron James, and his son played by Cedric Joe does not work well. Don Cheadle as the antagonist does not come off well. The movie, overall, seems out of step with its audience and completely unrelatable. Even though it is nice to see the Looney Tune characters, it seems odd to throw so many Warner Brother characters up on the screen without a verifiable reference to the why question and the reason, purpose, question. There isn’t even time to think about the missing Pepe Le Pew and the movie comes off more as a 90% promotion of Warner Brothers rather than a movie meant to entertain the audience. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


LeBron James desires his son to follow in his footsteps and the son has other plans. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Malcolm D. Lee for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Ryan Coogler, LeBraon James, Maverick Carter, and Duncan Henderson for making the film possible. Cast includes: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Zendaya, Jeff Bergman, and Eric Bauza. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. This movie could almost be skipped unless following the Space Jam film story. Listen for a Michael Jordan gag.  The movie does provide a conclusion that ends on the happy note and the concept for the movie is creative.   

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Ben Meyers

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