Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes win a basketball
game against a gang of aliens who want to enslave them.
Space Jam (1996)
Directed by Joe Pytka
Written by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick,
Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Starring Michael Jordan, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker,
Bob Bergen, Bill Farmer, Kath Souice,
Wayne Knight, Bill Murray, Danny DeVito
I think that no matter who you are, be it sports fan or cartoon fan, it's hard not to enjoy Space Jam. It's got quite possibly the strangest premise ever filmed, but it's wildly entertaining and just a fun movie to watch.
It is extremely dated, but that's clearly because of the iconic basketball players that appear in the film (Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, etc.). This doesn't take away from the enjoyment, but it does give the film an air of nostalgia. Plus, it has Bill Murray playing himself. Who doesn't love that?
I love anything with the Looney Tunes and this film is no exception. It's considerably better than the other Looney Tunes movie and has definitely achieved cult status. I love watching it and it is one of my childhood favorites.
Space Jam has always been one of my childhood favorites. Pitting basketball legend Michael Jordan with the iconic Looney Tunes created a fun movie, filled with laughs that I couldn't get enough of as a kid. Having rematched it recently, the flaws may be more apparent, but it still proves to be a fun movie that kids will love.
As for the flaws, the two main things that stand out are the plot holes and Jordan's acting ability. The film is quite riddled with plot holes, from no one seemingly to care about Jordan's disappearance to the mild interest in a cartoon ship appearing out of nowhere. Michael Jordan, while one of the greatest basketball players to ever live, is not actually a good actor by any stretch of the means. Apart from those two things, Space Jam is a highly enjoyable film that I can't help but still enjoy. The Lonney Tunes are both great to see and hilarious. The film moves at a swift pace and never drags at any point. Bill Murray is also hysterical playing himself.
Minus a few flaws, Space Jam is still a fun movie that I can't help but love. Watching it recently took me back to my childhood, when I used to watch almost every day. I still love this film and look forward to showing it to my future children one day.