SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY MOVIE REVIEW
After twenty long years, Warner Bros has released their theatrical length HBO Max commercial that just so happens to use “Space Jam” as the focus point. More accurately, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” follows LeBron James as himself having issues with his son Dom, who wants to become a video game developer rather than follow in LeBron’s footsteps. After rejecting a pitch from Warner Bros to be the new face of their ‘totally not HBO Max’ service, the service’s algorithm, known as Al-G. Rhythm (Don Cheadle), decides to get some revenge by kidnapping LeBron’s son and forcing LeBron to play basketball against him for their freedom. He then is sent to the Looney Tunes world where he meets Bugs Bunny and goes on a trip to all of the amazing Warner owned franchises to find Bugs’ lost friends. Everyone knows the gratuitous product placement and corporate wanking that is featured in this movie, but the question at the end of the day is whether the movie is still enjoyable to watch? If you ask Justin, Ben, Dogget, and Alan, they’ll have a variety of opinions in response. Did this movie make you wanna slam or did it make you just say ‘damn’?
DIRECTED BY: Malcolm D. Lee
STARRING: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Sonequa Martin-Green, Khris Davis, Ceyair J. Wright, Harper Leigh Alexander, Ernie Johnson Jr., Lil Rel Howery, Sarah Silverman, Steven Yeun, Xosha Roquemore, Wood Harris, Slink Johnson, A’ja Wilson, Draymond Green, Sue Bird, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza, Zendaya, Bob Bergen, Gabriel Iglesias, Candi Milo, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi, Rosario Dawson, Justin Roiland
Justin Zarian (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub, Assistant Site Manager)
Justin’s fate as a movie fanatic was written in the stars when his birth forced his parents to cancel their planned Oscar viewing party. While growing up in California, he was often seen in front of the television watching and re-watching Star Wars, Jurassic Park, classic Disney movies and a steady stream of animated shows. This eventually led to a B.A. in Film at Brigham Young University and an Outstanding Student Teacher Award for displaying a level of film knowledge so insane that even his fellow film students couldn’t compete. He received his M.A. from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a teaching certificate, but still volunteers at One of Us every so often for the fun of it. His hobbies include non-stop film conversations, wondering how Mass Effect 3’s ending went so wrong, espousing the joys of shooting guns (but not hunting, as he’s quick to note), writing the next great American television show in his head, and anything else entertainment related. You can find him on Facebook once in a blue moon.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
Ben Glasthal (Highly Suspect Review, Screener Squad, Breakfast Pub, Unstabletop Gamers, Video and Audio Editor, Assistant Site Manager)
Born in Boston, then ending up in Dallas, Texas in the early 2000s, Ben has always had a passion for film. He started in film school not long after where he launched MovieReelizations.com where he still writes reviews to this day. He’s since moved to Austin where he has been also hopping on podcasts and both editing and shooting videos for One of Us. A fan of films from almost all genres, and many that predate him more than makes sense, he is anything if not eclectic in what he’s watching at any point. For the rest of his free time, he can be found biking, drinking craft beer, being an amateur photographer, and playing video games by himself or on Twitch. He’s best found on Instagram or Twitter as @MovieReelBen.
Alan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)
Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.
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