When he’s not calling out cops online or giving up on the Lakers in the season, Lebron James can be found calling out Warner Bros for its horrible ideas and giving up on cartoon characters until he realizes he has to just let them be themselves…yup, Its Honest Trailers “SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY” time!
Space Jam: A New Legacy is a 2021 American live-action/animated sports comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee, serving as a standalone sequel to Space Jam (1996). It is the first theatrically-released film to feature the Looney Tunes characters since Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), and is also a combination of live-action, traditional hand-drawn animation, and 3D CGI effects. The film stars basketball player LeBron James as a fictionalized version of himself, along with Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Cedric Joe in live-action roles while Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza, and Zendaya headline the Looney Tunes voice cast. Set in a shared Warner Bros. virtual space multiverse, the film follows James teaming up with the Looney Tunes to win a basketball match against digitized champions to rescue his son from a rogue artificial intelligence (AI).
As of July 25, 2021, Space Jam: A New Legacy has grossed $51.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $42.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $94 million.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 29% based on 185 reviews, with an average rating of 4.6/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Despite LeBron James’ best efforts to make a winning team out of the Tune Squad, Space Jam: A New Legacy trades the zany, meta humor of its predecessor for a shameless and tired exercise in IP-driven branding.” According to Metacritic, which assigned a weighted average score of 37 out of 100 based on 43 critics, the film received “generally unfavorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale, the same as the first film, while PostTrak reported 78% of those gave it a positive score, with 58% saying they would definitely recommend it.