To those of you who look back on 1996’s Space Jam with sweet nostalgia, get ready for the sequel: Space Jam: A New Legacy! This live-action/animated comedy features the Looney Tunes characters (duh), plus LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Cedric Joe, and Zendaya, and was directed by Malcolm D. Lee. When LeBron (who plays himself) and his son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., the basketball legend must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny, and the whole gang to victory on the court over the A.I’s digitized champions.
Will Space Jam: A New Legacy become as legendary as the original? We’ll soon find out, when it releases in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously this Friday, July 16. Critics have started sharing their reviews of the comedy, so let’s check them out.