The LeBron James-led ‘Space Jam 2: A New Legacy’ (in theaters now) may be the reigning box office champion, but that doesn’t mean the animated sports comedy can be classified an all-around winner.
A critical polarizer, fans of the film’s 1996 predecessor took to social media in droves over the weekend to lend their disapproval of the children’s flick – judging everything from its plot to the acting, animation, and more.
Among those displeased with the movie is the director of the Michael Jordan edition of ‘Space Jam.’ Look inside to see why his commentary is making headlines:
Joe Pytka (pictured above), director of the ‘Space Jam’ predecessor, took to TMZ to brand the film “boring” – even alleging it took him “5 separate sessions to complete its 2-hour runtime.”
And while he did have positive remarks about James’ athleticism and acting, he still felt it paled in comparison to Jordan.
“When ‘Space Jam’ was made in 1996, MJ wasn’t just the best basketball player…he was the biggest celebrity in the world,” he said before later continuing, “the truth is that LeBron ain’t Michael.”
Ouch! As of time reported, LeBron has not responded to Joe’s words.