‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Trailer: LeBron James Ruins a Childhood Classic

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” — that’s a saying that the folks behind Space Jam: A New Legacy should have adhered to before making this unnecessary sequel to a beloved 1990s childhood classic.

Why am I being so negative? Well, Warner Bros. finally released the first trailer for the upcoming Space Jam reboot-sequel and it looks extremely bad. Take a look, if you dare.

Well, I don’t think any of us expected LeBron James to turn in an Oscar worthy performance, but I mean, at least Michael Jordan felt believable. His acting was passable. LeBron, on the other hand, just feels wooden and like he belongs in some high school drama production.

Other problems brought up by the trailer include the confusing way LeBron James’ son gets trapped in the “Warner 3000 entertainment Server-verse”. Does LeBron have a whole floor dedicated to servers or are they somewhere else? And while the original film was definitely a Michael Jordan starring feature it still had the Looney Tunes as the central characters. They sought out Michael Jordan to help them win a basketball game. A New Legacy looks like it is the other way around. LeBron James needs to win a basketball game and he’s stuck with the Looney Tunes as backup. And, with the acting I saw in that trailer, more LeBron on screen can only be a bad thing.

I could go about how this film looks like a clusterfuck, but I want to make sure I don’t cover everything bad with this trailer to save some stuff for you — the readers — to comment down below. Honestly, whose idea was it to shove every Warner Bros. property into one film and then have LeBron James be the focus?! It’s insanity!

Plot Synopsis:

When LeBron James 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.

Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and HBO Max on July 162021.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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