Patrick Fisackerly’s review published on Letterboxd:
• I saw this movie at the AMC 16, and when the screen said “Burbank, CA,” the audience clapped.
• We get both with “That‘a gonna leave a mark!” and “Well, THAT happened” within about a minute of each other.
• The extras dressed in famous WB Halloween costumes were given one direction and one direction only: to absolutely lose their fucking minds. They’re never reacting TO anything. They have no team allegiance. When the game is over, they haven’t stopped. It’s madness.
• Space Jam 2 acknowledges the original Space Jam as a Warner Bros. movie that was made, but the only characters who talk about it are the Looney Tunes, by referencing it as something that actually happened in their lives. Just seems like LeBron would have said, “Wow, I’m playing basketball with the Looney Tunes, like in that movie, Space Jam!”
• The stakes of the basketball game are that if the Looney Tunes lose, all media will become like Space Jam 2. The movie is its own worst case scenario.
• I’d never thought I’d say this, but Space Jam: A New Legacy made me long for the simple and clear world-building of the original Space Jam.