Big news, Millenials! There's breaking news in the "things we loved when we were younger" category and it's totally exciting. It's been announced that one of my favorite films of the '90s is coming back to theaters but this time around, it's a sequel. That's right: Space Jam 2 is a go. Along with the announcement that the sequel is getting the green light, I learned that LeBron James is set to star with Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin at the helm. What could be more exciting than that? Oh, I don't know, maybe the prospect of being reunited with the literal Looney Tunes?! Honestly, the feels are so real, guys.
Now, before you go and queue up to see what LeBron, Bug Bunny and the whole motley crew are going to get up to, there are certain steps that must be taken. First, you should definitely watch the original Space Jam. You need to pop in that VHS immediately and study up. The second step is major, crucial and essential. Please, please (for my sake), go to the original Space Jam website. Don't worry, your eyes aren't playing tricks. The now-twenty-year-old website is still fully functional!
In the words of Stefon, this website has everything. It's so very '90s in its appearance and so worth exploring. There's a colorful, space-themed landing pages, cheesy cosmic background, now-outdated cast bios, energetic but short descriptions of various aspects of the film and —best of all—a trivia game about the Looney Tunes that you can still play! Be still my beating heart. It's like unearthing a time capsule without getting your hands dirty.
The original Space Jam website is not only a glorious relic of the early days of the Internet, but it also feels oddly special for us Millenials. Here were are, currently slogging through full-time jobs, daydreaming about the good ol' days and this website is still up and running. It's an instant trip back in time, scrolling through every page. Oh, and if you do visit the site, you'll just end up smiling from the nostalgia overload. The announcement of this Space Jam sequel —and all the goodness that implies—is an exciting one. Visiting the original website, though, is the perfect way to prepare.
Who's ready to take a trip down memory lane?
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