12 Moments From 'Space Jam' To Reignite Your Love Of The Original Film
What do you get when you mix Michael Jordan, Looney Tunes, and Space? You get a cinematic classic, that’s what. A cinematic classic that might finally be getting the recognition it deserves: According to reports, a Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James could be in the works. (When Bustle reached out to Warner Bros. in response to these reports, they gave no comment.)
Now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed at this point, but I am a bit of a Space Jam pusher. What’s that, you ask? Well, a Space Jam pusher is a person who forces and/or tricks the people around them into watching the movie despite their initial protests. Honestly, it’s only because I know it’s in their best interest and that they’re denying themselves imminent glee by not watching, so really I do it out of love. And now, in light of this possible sequel, the time to get reacquainted with the material is nigh.
Whether you know it or not, somewhere, deep, deep, down in your soul, your seven year old self is crying tears of joy at the prospect of another Space Jam film. Sure, it may have been a long time since you’ve seen it and perhaps you aren’t as pumped as I am about it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth rehashing. Because, once you do, you will remember what all of the fuss is about. After all, all your friends are going to see it, and how are you going to prepare for the sequel without having optimal knowledge of the first installment?
Here are 11 moments from the first film that’ll reignite your Space Jam love:
1. The Iconic Intro
Which still, to this day, makes me think that I have real a shot at a professional basketball career. (You know, despite me not having any skills whatsoever.)
2. Lola Bunny Running Shit
The sass is out of control. Girl does NOT get enough credit for her badassery.
3. Lola Bunny Being Feminst AF
*Shoots off fireworks*
4. Again, Always, Forever, Lola Bunny
This, ladies and gentleman, is why I named my first pet rabbit after her. She is an exceedingly worthy namesake.
5. Tweety Getting Amped
A reminder that size does not matter*.
*In certain instances.
6. Charles Barkley's Confessionals
YASSS, slay us with biting pop culture references.
7. Whenever You Got The Opportunity To Hate On These Dudes
They were, as Parks and Recreation's Jean-Ralphio would say, " THE WOOOOORST ."
8. The Epic Bromance
Co-stars, lovers, and friends.
9. Obvs, Intense Human-Cartoon Basketball Games
I think we all know who had the advantage...
10. When Granny Showed Off Her Sick Cheerleading Moves
Except now, we probably all more readily identify with Granny than any other character. *Winces*
11. Hello, THE MUSIC
There was something for everyone. Ballads, dance jams, it was all around feel good. And, yes, OK, maybe I'm listening to them consecutively on loop as you read this. SO WHAT?!
12. The Fashion Statements
Setting the standard since '96 for how clothes should be tailored for ALL body types.
There you go. I see you dusting off that old VHS tape. Have fun, fellow TuneSquad teammate. Have fun.
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