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Space Jam Is Coming To Netflix

by : Cameron Frew on : 16 Apr 2020 18:55
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Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now! Space Jam is finally available to stream. 

First released in 1996, the fan-favourite Looney Tunes classic is arriving on Netflix. Here’s your chance, do your dance and relish that sweet nostalgia.

For newcomers to the film, you’re in for a wacky ride. Marvel‘s Avengers: Infinity War may have been dubbed the most ambitious crossover event of all-time, but it’s got nothing on Space Jam.

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The movie follows Michael Jordan in a fictionalised account of his initial 1993 retirement from the NBA, when he decided to flesh out his Minor League Baseball chops (before eventually making an extraordinary basketball comeback two years later).

As his new career coasts on mediocrity, Bugs Bunny abducts and brings him to the Looney Tunes world. Why? So he can help them beat Mr. Swackhammer’s minions in a basketball match to prevent their imprisonment in Moron Mountain, an intergalactic amusement park. Bill Murray is there too… because why not?

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It’s absolutely mental and honestly, looking back, the fact it got made is a bit of a miracle (then again, it did feature the two biggest stars on the planet). Of course, people flocked to cinemas at the time – off an $80 million budget, the film grossed more than $230 million at the box office (its soundtrack was so popular it became certified as six-times platinum).

Most critics weren’t particularly kind, with the exception of the Chicago Tribunes Gene Siskel, who wrote: ‘Space Jam is, at times, a hoot, especially when it has fun with Michael’s less-than-stellar baseball career.’

Hey you, whatcha gonna do? Watch Space Jam, obviously! It’s on Netflix from April 17, just don’t forget your North Carolina shorts.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Film and TV, Bill Murray, Film, Looney Tunes, Michael Jordan, Netflix, space jam, streaming

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Chicago Tribune
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    Siskel on 'Space Jam' ***1/2