YMMV / Space Jam

  • Ass Pull: Bill Murray's appearance at the end. Really, he's just there, out of nowhere, and it's never explained why (other than "the producer is a friend of mine and he let me join").
  • Awesome Music: Elaborated under Ear Worm, as well as having its own page.
    • The soundtrack sold more than 2 million copies in less than two months, and at over six million sold, is one of the best-selling film soundtracks ever.
  • Badass Decay: Many Looney Tunes fans and even veterans of the creative team such as Chuck Jones himself expressed the unlikeliness that Bugs Bunny would need such an elaborate amount of planning and assistance to take out the five dunderheaded Mon-Stars.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Lola Bunny. Some fans think of her as The Scrappy. Positive Discrimination is a big factor. While she is female (something unusual in the Looney Tune universe), she also doesn't participate in slapstick or display any flaws. Other fan find her a good character with a strong personality or simply like her because is a Ms. Fanservice.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam shooting Bupkus' teeth in Ass Kicking Poses with guns definitely counts note . It doesn't help that the scene is cut away unrealistically fast.
  • Character Rerailment: Zigzagged. While the film betrays a lot of mythos for modern humour and plot convenience, there's a lot more references to the earlier shorts than most contemporary pieces. Daffy and Tweety in particular show a lot more shades of their wackier 40s Bob Clampett-era personas. This likely only further annoyed fans of the standard 50s onward formulas.
  • Critical Dissonance: The film wasn't popular with critics at the time it came out (barring a few famous exceptions) but audiences were more positive, and most people remember the film fondly.
  • Ear Worm: The entire soundtrack. Some overlap with Awesome Music.
    • And "I Believe I Can Fly" also overlaps with both Award Bait Song and Breakaway Pop Hit. Very few people seem to be aware that it's from a movie at all.
    • The theme song to Space Jam is also an ear worm. The song's legendary remixability hasn't helped, to the point where you would be hard pressed to find a song that's popular on the internet that hasn't been mixed with it at some point.
    • Seal's Cover Version of Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like An Eagle."
    • "Get Ready For This," inexplicably not on the soundtrack album.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
  • Evil Is Cool: The Mon-Stars for being...well, Mon-Stars.
  • Gateway Series: If Zach LaVine is any indication, the movie must have convinced some kids from the nineties to start playing basketball. One of Inside NBA's reporters also got.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Daffy's complaint about them not getting royalties for merchandise is funny at first. But it becomes less funny if one knows that Chuck Jones once complained in the late 90s that over the years, it always annoyed him that he, and the other creators (such as Friz Freleng), never got any kind of royalties for Looney Tunes' merchandise, despite them being the actual creators of these characters.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the last weeks of 2010, blogger Jonah Peretti discovered that the official website for this movie was still up and running, and untouched since 1996. Go forth, and see what the internet was like back in the dial-up era! (as later explained, there was Protection from Editors given the studio heads barely cared about the internet, leading to a much informal language, and many a Easter Egg - for instance, the source code has hidden jokes and Shout Outs such as <!-- Go ahead and jump. Might as well jump. -->)
    • Also, when Jordan tells Bugs and Daffy to get his lucky UNC underwear from his home, Daffy replies "Your house? In 3D Land?"
      • Not to mention the Looney Tunes themselves appearing in 3D CGI shorts since 2010.
    • In 1995, there was a basketball game similar to NBA Jam called Looney Tunes B-Ball. One year later, Space Jam comes out, complete with a licensed game of its own.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some reviewers insist that the only reason to watch the movie is for the Looney Tunes characters and the actual basketball game at the end — the rest is junk. Some were only there for Michael Jordan. Others were only there for Lola Bunny.
  • Love It or Hate It: Of all the modern Looney Tunes productions, people either see this as one of the better ones or the absolute worst.
  • Memetic Mutation: People seem to love remixing the Space Jam theme song with other songs. The internet has had a field day with this.
    • "Now that's a real fine school, real fine school, you can get a first class education there."
    • Michael's Secret Stuff note 
  • Narm: Pretty much any dramatic scene fails a bit in some way or another. Michael Jordan should really stick to basketball instead of acting. Even baseball.
    • The scene where Stan comes in to Jordan and the Looney Tunes, roughed up, and his line: "The Mon-Stars stole the talents from the other basketball players!" is delivered in such a corny fashion you'll just stifle a laugh at the scene.
  • The Scrappy: Stan, for doing little...and being a potential stalker.
  • Superlative Dubbing: The movie saw much more positive reception in Europe and in many countries there is regarded as a cult classic, probably thanks to professional actors replacing Michael Jordan as his own voice (and thus, at least to some extent, his cringeworthy acting) and toning down the omnipresent product placement by removing quite a few forced references known from the original.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Some feel this way about Lola. Ignoring the whole Positive Discrimination thing (and the fact that she's not a Looney Tune), many like the idea of a foil for Bugs to potentially snap him out of the male-centric mentality of the era in which he was created. Since appearing on The Looney Tunes Show, she has received a lot of positive feedback from some fans.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Stan, who is really annoyng throughout the movie. Oh, and did we mention he's a little too obsessed with Jordan?
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: It's a movie about Michael Jordan training the Looney Tunes to defeat aliens in basketball. It's a movie about Michael Jordan training the Looney Tunes to defeat aliens in basketball. Somebody sat down and said, "You know what would be a good idea? A film about Michael Jordan teaching the Looney Tunes characters how to play basketball. With aliens."

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