It took quite some time to make this movie with rumors of an appearance of the first athlete that started in the 1996 Space Jam movie; Michael Jordan. Also, people and I believe that the movie will be even more epic than the first movie. Sadly, it was not. Space Jam 2 stars LeBron James.
The logline; to save his son, James has been challenged to play basketball against antagonists, "Al G. Rhythm"; played by Don Cheadle and the Goon Squad. LeBron did get help from Bugs Bunny and the Toon Squad; however, I feel that the movie had come up short towards comedy.
Yes, there were a few funny moments; but the rest was dry sketch comedy. LeBron's acting was mediocre. Compare to Michael Jordan's acting; I believe the movie made him more of a softie. However, Don Cheadle's acting was excellent playing, "Al G. Rhythm". Cheadle's performance grabbed my attention as a scary villain that wants to take over the tech world.
On the plus side, the graphics were outstanding which captured the essence of the movie. The storyline was average. One thing the storyline did not include was the Goon Squad. It seems that that movie just quickly slapped the characters together; hence in the first Space Jam, viewers had a chance to be introduced and carried on throughout the feature.
In my opinion, the movie is more for kids, and people that are die-hard LeBron James fans. Yes, the movie is combined with the 1995 Space Jam movie; hence being a part of the Space Jam universe. However, it seems that Warner Bros was more focused on the reaction of children of today than the people that enjoyed the nostalgic 1996 Space Jam.
I am giving this movie a 7 out of 10, but hey, some of you might disagree. If you do, leave it in the comments below.