Space Jam: A New Legacy Star LeBron James has responded to the “haters” of the new film.
The anticipated sequel to the 1996 Looney Tunes film made its debut over the weekend, and has already proved to be a box office success after grossing $31.65 million (£23mi) in the US. time limit.
Although reviews have been less generous, many critics have taken issue with the large amount of product placement.
Responding to a report on the film’s successful opening, James tweeted: “Hi haters!”
Hi haters! https://t.co/ayPGnBZGQU
— LeBron James (@kingjames) July 17, 2021
In Two-Star Review of a new legacy, we wrote: “Original space Jam The film hasn’t quite grown in stature since 1996, but many people have fond memories of watching Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes crew win its intergalactic basketball match.
“It doesn’t look like this late sequel will inspire similar nostalgic affection in 25 years’ time. It’s not just a mess, but a frantic mess that is exhausting to watch.”
In other news, the film’s director Malcolm Dee Lee recently reacted to the redesign of Lola Bunny a new legacy.
“I didn’t know people would be up in arms about a bunny not having breasts,” he said Entertainment Weekly.
“Listen, I understand people don’t want things to change, but I think we need some development with her, not by making her offensive but by making her strong and still feminine.”
He continued: “And, yeah, we had all these other women who were like, ‘Oh, you can’t be strong and have big boobs?!’ Sure you can, but we’re talking cartoon bunnies, not women!”
Zendaya, who voices Lola Bunny, said: “I didn’t know this was going to happen! I know for sure we love her, but I didn’t know it was going to be as much of a focus as this But I understand, because he’s a cute character. He’s very important, so I get it.”