tek's rating: meh and a quarter

Space Jam (PG; live-action/animated)
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This came out in 1996, and I think I must have seen it sometime in the 90s, but I don't remember much about it. So I watched it on DVD in 2021, on the opening weekend of its sequel, "Space Jam: A New Legacy".

So there's this alien amusement park called Moron Mountain, which is run by a guy named Swackhammer (voiced by Danny DeVito), who wants to enslave the Looney Tunes as a a new attraction at his park. Bugs Bunny (Billy West) makes up a rule that they have to be allowed to defend themselves, and he and his friends choose a game of basketball to determine whether they'll be taken or not, because the aliens Swackhammer sent to get them are all really small. But then the aliens steal the talent of some NBA star players, and become Monstars. So the Looney Tunes recruit Michael Jordan (who is currently retired from basketball and playing baseball instead) to be on their team. Another really good player is Lola Bunny (Kath Soucie), a new Looney Tune character made up for the movie, on whom Bugs has a crush. Of course lots of looney stuff happens throughout the movie. Also Wayne Knight is in the movie.

That's all I want to bother saying about the plot. I found the movie worse than I remembered it being, and there were times I thought about just stopping the DVD and not writing a review at all. There were some moments I liked a little bit, but on the whole it was, as Bugs might say, a stinker.

Followed by Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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