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Space Jam [20th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray/DVD] [SteelBook] [2 Discs] [1996]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1372 out of 1381)

    Special Features


    • 2 music videos: Seal's "Fly like an Eagle" and the movie cast's "Monstars anthem Hit 'Em High"
    • Commentary by Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and director Joe Pytka
    • Featurette Jammin' with Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan

    Synopsis


    Space Jam
    Warner Bros. attempted to revitalize its animation division with this family adventure that blended live action and animation in the style of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), reportedly coming in with a price tag of $100 million. Basketball legend Michael Jordan stars as himself, a retired sports hero trying his hand at baseball and failing miserably. Meanwhile, the Looney Tunes gang, led by Bugs Bunny, are kidnapped by aliens called the Nerdlucks. It seems that the Nerdlucks' theme park, Moron Mountain (a barely-veiled dig at Disney) is failing to attract customers. The space invaders are convinced that the appearance of Bugs and his pals Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzalez will beef up business. Bugs makes his captors a deal -- they'll play a game of basketball for their freedom. When the Nerdlucks stack the deck by pilfering the talent of NBA superstars Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, the Warner Bros. heroes enlist the aid of Jordan, who returns to the court to help the classic characters. While he prepares to play, Jordan is aided by fellow celebrity Bill Murray. Director Joe Pytka previously created many of the television commercials that featured Jordan as a paid endorser. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Jordan
      Michael Jordan - Himself
    • Charles Barkley
      Charles Barkley - Himself
    • Wayne Knight
      Wayne Knight - Stan Podolak
    • Patrick Ewing
      Patrick Ewing - Himself
    • Theresa Randle
      Theresa Randle - Juanita



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1381 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Catchy Theme But...

      Posted
      Xeno

      The 90’s were a time of transition. Beloved franchises made their way to the big screen. We had the Beverly Hillbillies, Adams Family, and even Dudley Do-Right. It seemed that the nostalgia train wouldn’t end. Then a brilliant idea came. Let’s mix classic looney tunes characters with something modern and popular. How about Michael Jordan! Enter the Space Jam. The story is horrible, but best explained by a fortune teller in the movie. “Michael Jordan must save the Looney Toons by playing a game of basketball against aliens.” Yes, it’s that silly. To make matters worse, after Michael Jordan is pulled into the Looney Tunes land, Bugs and Daffy have to go back and get his gear. It’s a plot point that makes little to no sense, except to stretch the runtime on this movie. But, most children of the 90’s won’t remember the story behind this movie. No, we’ll remember the zany antics of the Tune Squad as they play against the Mon-Stars. This is where the movie shines. Embracing pop culture references (such as Pulp Fiction), this movie completely dates itself. Still, even if kids didn’t get the humor, the slapstick should keep the 10 and under audience amused. While I enjoyed Space Jam more as a child, I now look back on it as a product of its time. The movie was fine, but the association with Big Macs, Wheaties, and other 90’s staples is gone. It’s much like watching an old John Wayne movie where they refer to life jackets as a May West. Only a few will understand. Is Space Jam still a fun movie to watch? Yes. Would I recommend Space Jam? In all it’s late 90’s goodness, Space Jam is still watchable. I would recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Come on and Slam

      Posted
      Xeno

      The 90’s were a time of transition. Beloved franchises made their way to the big screen. We had the Beverly Hillbillies, Adams Family, and even Dudley Do-Right. It seemed that the nostalgia train wouldn’t end. Then a brilliant idea came. Let’s mix classic looney tunes characters with something modern and popular. How about Michael Jordan! Enter the Space Jam. The story is horrible, but best explained by a fortune teller in the movie. “Michael Jordan must save the Looney Toons by playing a game of basketball against aliens.” Yes, it’s that silly. To make matters worse, after Michael Jordan is pulled into the Looney Tunes land, Bugs and Daffy have to go back and get his gear. It’s a plot point that makes little to no sense, except to stretch the runtime on this movie. But, most children of the 90’s won’t remember the story behind this movie. No, we’ll remember the zany antics of the Tune Squad as they play against the Mon-Stars. This is where the movie shines. Embracing pop culture references (such as Pulp Fiction), this movie completely dates itself. Still, even if kids didn’t get the humor, the slapstick should keep the 10 and under audience amused. While I enjoyed Space Jam more as a child, I now look back on it as a product of its time. The movie was fine, but the association with Big Macs, Wheaties, and other 90’s staples is gone. It’s much like watching an old John Wayne movie where they refer to life jackets as a May West. Only a few will understand. Is Space Jam still a fun movie to watch? Yes. Would I recommend Space Jam? In all it’s late 90’s goodness, Space Jam is still watchable. I would recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Welcome to the Fun

      Posted
      Xeno

      The 90’s were a time of transition. Beloved franchises made their way to the big screen. We had the Beverly Hillbillies, Adams Family, and even Dudley Do-Right. It seemed that the nostalgia train wouldn’t end. Then a brilliant idea came. Let’s mix classic looney tunes characters with something modern and popular. How about Michael Jordan! Enter the Space Jam. The story is horrible, but best explained by a fortune teller in the movie. “Michael Jordan must save the Looney Toons by playing a game of basketball against aliens.” Yes, it’s that silly. To make matters worse, after Michael Jordan is pulled into the Looney Tunes land, Bugs and Daffy have to go back and get his gear. It’s a plot point that makes little to no sense, except to stretch the runtime on this movie. But, most children of the 90’s won’t remember the story behind this movie. No, we’ll remember the zany antics of the Tune Squad as they play against the Mon-Stars. This is where the movie shines. Embracing pop culture references (such as Pulp Fiction), this movie completely dates itself. Still, even if kids didn’t get the humor, the slapstick should keep the 10 and under audience amused. While I enjoyed Space Jam more as a child, I now look back on it as a product of its time. The movie was fine, but the association with Big Macs, Wheaties, and other 90’s staples is gone. It’s much like watching an old John Wayne movie where they refer to life jackets as a May West. Only a few will understand. Is Space Jam still a fun movie to watch? Yes. Would I recommend Space Jam? In all it’s late 90’s goodness, Space Jam is still watchable. I would recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Edition Of Space Jam

      Posted
      Vissy
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      This movie is a staple of my childhood. Sure, it's not oscar worthy, but it's fun and it's loony like it's supposed to be, so just have fun with it! Even with its faults I still enjoy the movie and will show it to my kids. As for the steelbook edition itself, I'm happy except I was a little surprised to find the colors on the front don't pop quite like I thought they should. A minor note, just something I thought, especially a cartoon/animation film should have. I know it doesn't appear that way online and some parts of it are fine, but parts like Michael's skin don't look quite right. They seem like they should have some sparkle to it, in part from lightening the tone a bit and maybe even adding some kind of sparkly finish to the whole thing. It's probably just my opinion, but that's my thoughts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      StevenCh
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      Five stars. I don't understand why you even had to ask. Michael Jordan is a delight in this family friendly film. I've heard people slam (pun INTENDED) this movie, criticizing Jordan's acting skills. HE HAD TO ACT IN A MOVIE WITH CARTOON CHARACTERS. You think Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird were actually there talking to him? No. He was PRETENDING the whole time. If that's not acting I don't know what is. I'm going to go out on a limb and say Space Jam is the single greatest movie of all time. And it's all because of Michael Jordan. You think Dennis Rodman could have pulled that off? No. He doesn't have the talent nor the sweet pleated khakis to deliver that type of performance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious classic 90s film

      Posted
      Stark
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      I'm sure a lot of people can find reasons to complain about this movie (the acting, predictable plot, etc.), but those people are clearly just cynics. I mean, it's the LOONEY TUNES with MICHAEL JORDAN. What's not to love? Not only does it feature them, but Bill Murray and Larry Bird have guest appearances, and multiple NBA legends are also in the movie. Don't get me started on the soundtrack. All of the songs are amazing. I bet there's not a person in this country who doesn't know the words to "I Believe I Can Fly." Overall, this movie is hilarious and clever. It has good characters and makes everyone miss the 90s So if you decide you're in mood to be nostalgic and feel like laughing a bit, drop the cynicism and watch this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Need more features!

      Posted
      EQuipepd
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      The lack of special features and the fact that the features are not in HD prompted me to rate this "Average" overall. The music videos are a great addition but the quality of them is HORRIBLE! Would've loved a "looking back" type featurette with some of the celebs/athletes involved in the film because I remember this movie being BIG when it came out. I also ended up with a defective blu-ray that wouldn't play and had to be exchanged for another.....first time that's ever happened to me with a dvd or blu-ray so that's factoring into my reveiw as well. Love the movie though. With today's NBA talents, now would be the PERFECT time for hollywood to capitalize on a sequel.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic 90's Kid's Movie

      Posted
      KennedyFriedPatron
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      I remember seeing this film at the movie theater when it originally came out. Back in those days, my life revolved around Marvel comics and basketball trading cards. It's a silly plot and not the kind of film that an adult could get into, but if you saw this as a kid, you'll love the nostalgic value of it all. Jordan in his prime, Looney Tunes, Bill Murray, Newman from Seinfeld- what's not to love? I held off on buying the Blu-Ray once I heard that there was going to be a Steelbook release. This case makes for a great collector's item and is a great addition to any Blu-Ray collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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