Original Space Jam director slams sequel

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By Ray Ampoloquio July 22, 2021

1996's original Space Jam movie starring Michael Jordan was a certified box office hit.

The movie made $250 million in the box office against an $80 million budget.

The success of the film even led to talks of multiple sequels in subsequent years, although none of them ever really came to fruition.

It would take more than two decades for a sequel to release, with Lebron James' Space Jam: A New Legacy premiering on July 12, 2021.

As of July 18, 2021, the movie has earned roughly $31.7 million at the domestic box office and is well on its way to earning just as much as the original film if not more.

For all its success, it seems like not everyone is a fan of the James-led sequel.

Among the problems that Ptyka seemed to have with the 2021 sequel is that the plot didn't really reference Lebron's personal life.

Ptyka also described Bugs Bunny's role in the sequel as "heartbreaking".

He described him as looking like "one of those fluffy dolls you buy at an airport gift shop to bring your kid when your business trip has taken too long."

At the moment, A New Legacy holds a 30% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 170 reviews. In comparison, the original Space Jam has a 44% approval rating based on 79 reviews.

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