Review: ‘Space Jam’

John Blake W., Guest Contributor

The worst sequel I’ve seen this year was “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

Space Jam - A New Legacy film poster

It’s cringy, filled with bad acting and dumb lines, and some parts of the film don’t make any sense. For example, LeBron James sounds bored and unemotional when delivering his lines. There’s a scene where Rick and Morty make a cameo appearance, which doesn’t make sense considering Space Jam 1 and 2 are family-friendly films and Rick & Morty is an Adult Swim show.

When the Toon Squad and the opposing team have their basketball game, there’s a moment where they have a rap battle and it’s extremely embarrassing and hard to watch. They try to appeal to today’s youth by making it about video games and hiring some famous people to act in the film, for example, Don Cheadle plays the antagonist of the film (Don Cheadle is War Machine and James Rhodes in “Iron Man 2” and  “Iron Man 3,” as well as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”) and LeBron is…just LeBron.

It’s not a good movie, and I’m not the only one with that opinion. It also got the Razzie award, an award given for being the worst film adapted from some form of previous material.

John Blake Walker is an eighth-grader at ROMS. He likes to play video games, play with his dogs, hang out with friends and watch tv. He plays video games on his Xbox, PlayStation, laptop, phone, and Nintendo Switch. He also really likes sports and cars and is starting to get into shoes. Some of his favorite sports are Football, Basketball, Boxing, Baseball, Soccer, and Tennis. He really wants to pursue a career in entertainment/media (acting in movies and shows, music, comedy, YouTube & TikTok, etc.) and/or sports. His goal is to be verified on social media and to meet famous celebrities. He has ADHD so he always has to do something or he’ll get bored easily.