Space Jam, a terrible movie that’s nearly 20 years old that people want to incorrectly remember as good, should not have a sequel, according to Toronto Raptors basketball player Patrick Patterson in a post on The Players Tribune.
Patterson is both right and wrong; there should never be another Space Jam film birthed into the world but he believes a second movie would soil the sanctity of the first movie, which is a horrendous piece of cinema that he thinks is wonderful and holds up today. Even if you want to classify it as a kid’s movie, it’s not even good through that prism.
And look, I know some people will say, “But Space Jam 2 isn’t for you, it’s for the younger kids out there who hadn’t even been born when the original came out.” To which I say: These kids should just be watching the original Space Jam! It holds up. Hell, it gets better with age. Space Jam is a fine wine.
Sequels are pretty much never better than the original. Except Bad Boys II. Bad Boys II was the s***.
There are examples of good sequels, no question about it. Bad Boys II wasn’t “the s***,” but was instead a turd that was lit on fire, dropped inside a Hummer and pushed down a hill in Cuba that tore through the homes of Cubans that I assume weren’t in those homes because if they were that would mean Will Smith and Martin Lawrence killed like a dozen Cubans while trying to save Gabrielle Union from a boring drug lord.