On paper, the original Space Jam sounds like a fever dream. Aliens want to kidnap Looney Tunes characters for an amusement park ride, Bugs Bunny challenges them to a basketball game. If the Looney Tunes win, the Aliens will leave empty handed, if the Aliens win the Looney Tunes will be taken away. Aliens steal the talent of professional basketball players, and the Looney Tunes gets Michael Jorden to help them.
Space Jam was an interesting movie to me. Personally, I am not a big fan of basketball fan, however I loved this movie. This was a type of movie where I could sit back and not question the plot. Is the plot ridiculous? Yes. Is it a great comedy movie? Also yes. It is Aliens vs Looney Tunes with Michael Jordan, what do you expect?
Now, twenty-four years later, we have Space Jam: A New Legacy a sequel to Space Jam will be released on July 16th of this year. The plot of it goes as such: “NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel.”
Now, what I hope for this movie is that it does not take itself seriously at all. I hope that there are plenty of slapstick and jokes. What I don’t want, is it trying to be a carbon copy of the original one. I am pretty sure that this will not happen. My reasoning? It’s title. It is a new legacy. Fingers crossed that it does stick to the title.