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Angel's Movie Review - Space Jam
(Nov 15, 1996)
Director: Joe Pytka Producers: Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Daniel Goldberg
Sports, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Key Words: Basketball, Looney Tunes,
Studio: Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Time: 88 minutes
My Thoughts: Well this was a really fun show to actually watch. I guess part of it was because of the fact that it had Michael Jordan in the show. I used the live in Chicago so the Chicago Bulls were a bit nostalgic for me. This has an interesting show because it had a lot of the same idea’s as Cool World and Who framed Roger Rabbit. The whole idea that toons live in another dimension then the real world.
When you look at the old looney tunes and the newer idea of them, a lot of things stand out. First, the personalities of the characters had actually been altered to make them a bit more rounded. Characters actually care for each other even though they still fight between themselves. One that seemed a bit forced though was the new character, Lola. She didn’t have much story line and served as a love interest for Bugs as well as the only female in a mass of male characters.
I love how they pretty much brought Michael’s family life into it. It made it really relatable because we saw how he was just like everyone else. He has a loving wife, a couple beautiful kids, and a wonderful house with all that he really needed to be happy. He has friends as well (Although many of them are rather famous like Bill Murray.) and does many things that we would normally do. Unfortunately, Michael is many things, but not an actor. He is alright but he doesn’t seem to show much emotion when it came to the tunes and destroy some of the emotions in it.
One thing that bugged me was that in the start of the show, Michael has turned into a ball and thrown around by the Nerdlucks. There is a point at the end of the show that Michael actually asks if he can do toon physics to win the game. If he was turned into a ball and thrown around, wouldn’t he know that he can? Not only that, but he never uses it except for those two times.
The animation is rather good though the characters seem more 3D then they have any business being I think. It just feels a little out of what we are used to. It’s not all bad, but does throw the show off when they go from old cartoons to the newer CG stuff. When cartoon physics kick in with the live action characters, it looks rather off as well, and you can actually tell that it was pretty strange photoshoping rather then CG. It’s ok for the time I guess but it’s still really easy to tell it’s off.
There really were no problems with the voices. They were really good and had the same feeling as the older version of the characters. The Nerdlucks were done well, each having there own personality and some stand out better then others.
Link to Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Jam
May Also Like:Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Looney Tunes,
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