Saturday, July 17th
Finally!! Got to watch the new Space Jam: A New Legacy. I think most people are geeked for this because the first one was so fire, which was based on Michael Jordan and released in 1996. That’s crazy! A whole 15 years later & we get the sequel… this time with LeBron James. Can’t say I’m the biggest fan of his, but I definitely respect the work ethic and passion. If there’s one thing about it, it’s the fact that I work my ass off to get to where I am today… & that never comes easy! Continue to work my ass off & sacrifice a lot of things, but that’s something that’s been engrained in me since I was little. Always worked 2 part-time jobs to support myself, refused to take money from my parents, blase blase.
space jam was adorable 🏀
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) July 18, 2021
Anyways!! Shout out to Jayrah Gibson, who worked on a song with Symba for the soundtrack. Yay areaaaa! He hosted a super cute screening at AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, rented out a theater and even had his own sustainable water for us to drink (reminded me I need to boss up & be an entrepreneur!) Took us 45 minutes to get here from DTLA, but I actually love going to new places. We hit the 7pm showtime, it was all love in the room. I honestly wasn’t prepared for a cartoon, but forgot Space Jam reels in characters from Looney Tunes. Bugs Bunny is my fav! So adorable.
IMDB plot: A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game.
The movie is 1 hour 43 minutes, felt a tad long. I wouldn’t say I was in love with it, a few parts of the film were debatable. They kept reeling in the fact that LeBron is the greatest basketball player to do it… like OD lmao. The plot is centered around the relationship between LeBron and his son, which was very interesting given his son wanted to focus on his true passion which is the tech world & creating his own videogame — but LeBron just keeps pressuring him to hoop. Definitely relatable, and definitely heart-warming to see how he has a change of heart in the end.
All in all, I’d have to say I liked Boogie better. Space Jam was cute and all, but only if you have AMC A-List lmao. Otherwise, rent it at home!