Space Jam

Nostalgic, capturing the wonder of basketball, and featuring a good performance by MJ with famous childhood Looney Tunes, Space Jam is a classic. 7.6/10.

When an evil alien theme park named Moron Mountain needs a new attraction to draw in customers, Swackhammer sends his minions to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, stealing the powers of star NBA basketball players like Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, so Bugs recruits superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan) himself.

*Possible spoilers ahead*

Most Memorable Moment: Title game

Pros: Beautiful tribute to the wonder of basketball and g.o.a.t. Michael Jordan – had a huge impact on me and many other kids and popularizing the sport for a new generation starting early in childhood, phenomenal opening scene of MJ’s childhood, amazing soundtrack with an iconic theme/opening song, lovably awkward Wayne Knight as MJ’s sidekick, hilarious Looney Tunes bits that capture the greatness of the cartoons we grew up with, great animation for the Looney Tunes and respectable technical mastery combining cartoon favorites Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner, Tweety, Sylvester, Lola Bunny (blonde inspiration<3), Yosemite Sam, etc. with real-life MJ and NBA players, overall good script, strong direction, and cool cameos from the world’s biggest NBA stars, hilarious cameo by Bill Murray

Cons: Some slip-shoddy animation/CGI in places like space & the intro, ok team of villains – better once they get their powers but still, some laughable plot points and set-ups kids will look past but stick out like sore thumbs to adults, some overly crude and childish humor anyone teen or older won’t find funny at all (but in fairness, it is a kids’ movie)

Overall Rating: 7.6/10

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