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Well, it's finally here. We had heard the news for a couple years that LeBron James was making a new "Space Jam" movie. The trailer finally dropped and it looks.....well, it looks awful. And that's putting it kindly. I know I'm a LeBron hater, as many people are, so maybe some will say that that is clouding my judgement. But, I don't think that's the issue here.
I've seen the original "Space Jam" with Michael Jordan. Is it cheesy? Yes. Is it for kids? Yes. Does it hold up well? Hell no. However it was a good, solid movie that didn't try hard to be something it's not. And at least it had some sort of a story and featured other NBA players who had their talent stolen. This one, while it may have a story, the story that I'm getting from the trailer is not a great one. You can see the trailer below and judge for yourself. You may have a different opinion or you may agree. Either is good in my book.
I will say this, the iconic Dwyane Wade pose being copied by Lola Bunny is actually pretty badass.
I know I'm judging just the trailer but it's hard not to when it looks this bad. But hey, maybe the movie will be better. We'll just have to wait and see. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" drops into theaters and on HBO Max on July 16th.