Movie Fans Are Reacting To ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ And It Ain’t Pretty

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  • Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and HBO Max on Friday, July 16.
  • LeBron James stars in the sequel to the 1996 children’s movie Space Jam.
  • The movie is getting destroyed by both critics and audiences.

Even before Space Jam: A New Legacy hit theaters and HBO Max today, the film was already a fast-sinking ship, as the reviews from critics have essentially amounted to a chorus of boos as journalists lamented the shameless of the constant intellectual property plugs that liter the movie.

Well, that “movie” is now in the hands of movie/basketball fans and the reaction from the public hasn’t been much kinder than that of the critics. That said, it appears that regular movie-goers have a bit more tolerance for the inundation of Warner Bros. IP than professional critics did.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Space Jam: A New Legacy, via Warner Bros.:

Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI’s digitized champions of the court — a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.

Space Jam: A New Legacy stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Zendaya, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Diana Taurasi, and Nneka Ogwumike, and hits theaters and HBO Max on Friday, July 16.

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