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REVIEW: ‘SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY’ is a great family film

The king of basketball, Lebron James stars in the remake of the family classic ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’. The movie shows the importance of teamwork and the support of a father.

Director Malcolm D. Lee, who directed Girl’s Trip, Night School, and The Best Man, tries his hand at his first animated feature and creates a movie that has all of the elements of the previously mentioned films but is set in an animated world. He gets a top-notch performance from Lebron James, the reigning King of Basketball, and Don Cheadle, the Academy Award-nominated actor, who plays a computer algorithm named Al G. Rhythm. Cheadle is the bad guy who kidnaps Lebron’s son and makes King James team up with all of the Looney Tunes characters to play a game against a fantasy team whose powers were created in the computer.

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Bugs and crew are a scream! They bring plenty of that Looney Tunes magic to the movie with plenty of fun little puns that will keep you laughing. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but there’s a lot of contemporary culture references that will keep you giggling.

Besides Cheadle, young Cedric Joe, as Lebron’s son Dom, has the biggest part in the movie. He’s a young man who prefers designing video games over basketball, which causes him and his father to constantly be at odds. The rift between father and son makes him decide to play against his dad in a video game he designs with Al G. Rhythm.

With the help of the Looney Tunes, Lebron discovers that his son needs a father who supports his passion, rather than a basketball coach. The two mend fences and in the end, Dom decides to join his father in an attempt to come back and defeat The Goon Squad.

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy‘ is a great family film. It’s funny, heartwarming, and mostly it’s a movie about a family’s love for each other. It is a winning combination. It’s rated PG for cartoon violence and a martini drinking granny. On my “Hollywood Popcorn Scale” I rate the movie a LARGE.


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Hollywood Hernandez is a movie critic and radio personality and consultant.


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