I can’t believe we are still having this discussion, but I want to start off this article with an honest assessment of reality.
Space Jam is not a good movie. It is entertaining, it is unique, I will even go as far to say that it is an iconic part of the 1990s. But even the most ardent Space Jam fans (there’s a phrase I thought I’d never have to say), after a few moments of honest reflection, would say to themselves, “Wow, this movie kinda sucks.”
And that’s fine! Personally, I think that its stupidity is its greatest strength. While most films actively try to avoid being terrible, Space Jam lathers itself in absurdity and failure, to its great benefit.
Regardless of the film’s quality, many people have an unbreakable love for Michael Jordan’s foray into acting. Some of those people have produced something wonderful. The team behind Yahoo’s comedic short video series Sketchy has a Space Jam documentary entitlted 30 for 30: The Space Jam Game. The video is a parody of ESPN’s highly-acclaimed documentary series and it is better than it has any right to be. Check it out below:
While that was thoroughly entertaining, the documentary I would love to see is an in-depth feature about how the hell Space Jam went from someone’s coked-out fever dream to an actual film. Call me when that’s done.
Care to suggest other films that could use documentaries? Would you like to rant about how much you love Space Jam? The comment section is open!