Sometimes nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake isn’t the best idea. Space Jam: A New Legacy is the not asked for by anyone sequel to the original Space Jam released in 1996. The original movie isn’t the best, but it’s fun and didn’t take itself to seriously. It was also shorter by 20 minutes.
The sequel is longer, (2hrs), boring, and feels completely unnecessary! Don Cheadle was great as the villain, and the Looney Tunes are always fun to watch. And Zendaya actually sounded great as Lola Bunny. (There was an unfinished clip floating around Twitter that sounded horrible.) The last third of the movie was the strongest part of the whole thing. There were a few callbacks to the original and some funny jokes. Plus a nice message centered around sacrificing every to save someone you love. Other than that, there wasn’t much here that was enjoyable. Kids will enjoy it. Parents nostalgic over childhood memories will probably like it, but that’s about it. “Th-th-th-that’s all, folks!”