- 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.
can’t believe i stayed up late to watch Space Jam 2 smdh pic.twitter.com/kiWOmZQi7C
— kelton. (@keltonbluebook) July 16, 2021
Babes wake up, Jordan Space Jam 2 review just dropped pic.twitter.com/7471iDoafN
— Sarah 🖤❤ (@ScaredBisexual) July 16, 2021
— Will Carter (@TZKBTJ) July 16, 2021
this space jam movie is so bad 😭
— ??? (@__iamdeejay) July 16, 2021
20 mins into Space Jam 2…….. and it’s as bad as expected pic.twitter.com/9AhfrVBZ4q
— Destin Adams (@destin_adams14) July 16, 2021
25 minutes in the new Space Jam (kids begged) and I have to say. Lebron James acting is super cringe. It’s so bad. 😂😂😂😂
— cyphers 〽️ (@tcyp11) July 16, 2021
Space Jam is really bad….
— Zay (@xdanielr_) July 16, 2021
I had a really bad feeling about this new Space Jam and so far it looks like I was right
— JADA (@CASHROMAN) July 15, 2021
space jam 2 sucked so bad
— #KASHFIRSTTEE (@1Tee__) July 16, 2021
Space Jam 2 was so bad. My first movie in theaters was Space Jam so I might be a bit biased but it was down right terrible. No memorable songs, no inside jokes, no Bill Murray, and no motivational training sequences or intros. Not to mention how overtly animated it was 😩😩
— Melody (@alqinaimel) July 15, 2021
I can't tell who the worst actor in Space Jam: A New Legacy is… LeBron James or Don Cheadle… Either way, the movie is bad bad bad bad bad!!!
— twocentspluschange (@twocentsplusch1) July 16, 2021
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.