Space Jam: A New Legacy in theaters now, as well as, on on HBO Max!
Thanks to Warner Bros. for inviting us to attend a screening of the film so that we could review it for free.
Are you ready to jam? When I say jam, I mean, Space Jam! This week, for the first time in over 14 months, my family and I headed to the theater to catch a screening of Space Jam: A New Legacy and let me just say, I am glad we’re able to get the full theater experience. The graphics are visually stunning and the soundtrack is seriously jamming! 🙂 One of my favorite parts about this film is the amount of pop culture and movie references. Not only you get to see many of the Looney Tunes favorites characters but you get a good amount of other favorites movie characters and so much more.
So, is Space Jam 2 a family-friendly movie? The short answer to this question is, yes! Space Jam: A New Legacy is rated PG and it has a running time of two-hours. The film has some cartoon-based violence but nothing graphic. As I stayed above, my kids ages 10 to 17 saw the film and were certainly satisfied. If you have younger kids, maybe the two-hour running time might be too long, but for kids ages 7 to 10 and up, the running time is just perfect.
So, what did we liked about Space Jam: A New Legacy? We love that at the core of Space Jam 2 the message is family. I personally enjoyed seeing the father/son dynamic between LeBron James and his son. And of course, the film has many LOL moments that made everyone in the theater laugh-out-loud. If those two components were not enough, as a mom with a son that will be heading to college soon, I love that the film shows that no matter what, each person has to follow their OWN dreams NO matter WHAT!
About Space Jam: A New Legacy
Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.
When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
James stars alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”), Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”), Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”), and Zendaya (upcoming “Dune,” “Malcolm & Marie”).
Lee (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Jesse Gordon and Celeste Ballard, story by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Terence Nance. Based on “Space Jam,” written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick and Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod. The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, and the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.
The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), animation producer Troy Nethercott (“Wonder Park”), production designers Kevin Ishioka (“The Mule”), Akin McKenzie (Netflix’s “When They See Us”) and Clint Wallace (upcoming “Eternals”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”) and costume designer Melissa Bruning (“Rampage,” “War for the Planet of the Apes”). The music is by Kris Bowers (“Greenbook,” Netflix’s “Bridgerton”).
Space Jam: A New Legacy In Theaters NOW!
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D. Lee Film, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It releases in theaters nationwide on July 16, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
Space Jam: A New Legacy Activity Book
Have fun with your little ones with this cool Space Jam: A New Legacy Activity Book featuring recipes, connect the dots, coloring pages, learn to draw Bug Bunny and Lola Bunny, word search, word scramble, and lots more!