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Space Jam Looks Bad; Free Guy Looks OK

Couple of movie trailers came out in the past day, so I’m here to share! Neither one is particularly exciting. But they’re big movies this summer and I’ll definitely be watching them in theaters. It’s what I do!

First up is Space Jam: A New Legacy. I have slightly high hopes for this film, because I love the original Space Jam. It was a big movie for me as a kid.

But that trailer looks terrible. First off, it looks like a mess. It looks like a vomit of shiny CGI in every direction. And the dialogue is as cringe as it gets. This is just a trailer and I winced through most of it. It’s crazy!

Space Jam: A New Legacy comes out on July 16.

Then there’s Free Guy, a movie with Ryan Reynolds that should be more fun.

This trailer was not as good as its first trailer. This one is focused more on just the wild visuals of the film, which thankfully are not as wild as those in Space Jam. But we’ll see. I have a little bit more faith in Free Guy and I hope it is justly rewarded.

Free Guy comes out on Aug. 13.

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I Don’t Like the Look of Space Jam: A New Legacy

I am a longtime Space Jam fan. I saw the original in theaters! I owned the soundtrack! I will fight to this day that Bill Murray’s cameo in Space Jam is the best Bill Murray movie cameo of all time. All that being said, I don’t like the look of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

This trailer came out a week or so ago and it’s just…too much. It’s too crazy. All the colors, all the tunes, all the Warner Bros. properties. A lot of people have compared this trailer to Ready Player One, and it’s an apt comparison. This trailer is nuts!

But isn’t basketball about the fundamentals? Isn’t that a joke? What about the fundamentals of Space Jam? Or the Tune Squad? So yeah, the new movie looks really weird. And c’mon, they ended the trailer with a “Rapping Granny” trope! How despicable!

Anyway, Space Jam: A New Legacy arrives in theaters and HBO Max on July 16!

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