After years of waiting, we're finally on the verge of witnessing another side of the story. Space Jam: A New Legacy, once again brings together the life of a basketball superstar with a cartoon universe.
Nonetheless, even though LeBron James has gotten some positive comments on his acting, it seems like critics just can't stand the movie, as they've given it a 43% score on Rotten Tomatoes along with some pretty harsh reviews.
Critics Completely Hated LeBron James' Space Jam: A New Legacy
(Transcript via ClutchPoints)
Chicago-Sun Times: “I’ve never seen anything like it. I also hope to never see anything like it again, and I wish I could unsee what I HAVE seen.”
Arizona Republic: “James is an engaging presence, but as this season with the Lakers proved, he alone just isn’t enough.”
New York Magazine/Vulture: “It fills a two-hour hole in the schedule, which will keep parents happy, and it brandishes the brand, which will keep shareholders happy. Whether it could have also been a good movie might not have crossed anyone’s mind.”
The New York Times: “Several jokes actually stick. But the purposeful sensory overload mostly yields head-spinning stupefaction, leaving a viewer feeling like Wile E. Coyote after hitting a mesa wall.”
The Hollywood Reporter: “To whom this is meant to appeal is anyone’s guess, except presumably the studio’s marketing department.”
The Atlantic: “Space Jam: A New Legacy feels like a preview of a more terrifying, siloed future, one in which having an encyclopedic media library is more important than enjoying the work right in front of you.”
Variety: “Did the Goon Squad just dunk on LeBron James? Who cares when our eyeballs are busy identifying a group of rowdy fans as the Droogs from ‘A Clockwork Orange."
Channel Awesome: “Awkward garbage fluff…but it’s very entertaining awkward garbage fluff.”
Then again, let's be honest for a second here. It's not like we're watching a WWII documentary. It's a movie about an NBA player teaming up with Buggs Bunny to beat some goons from outer space, so maybe we should go easy on them.