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.
  • 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 Monstars.
  • Base Breaker: Lola Bunny. While some fans think of her as The Scrappy, she also has her own following.
  • 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 however.
  • 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: Though the film centers around Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley receives most of the focus in the various remixes of the theme song. This is likely in no small part due to the latter's role as main character of Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.
    • The Monstars are the most badass and competent villains the Looney Tunes have ever come up against, and got a pretty strong fan following because of it.
    • Bill Murray, being Bill Murray, is naturally this to some.
  • Evil Is Cool: The Monstars for being...well, Monstars.
  • Gateway Series: If Zach LaVine is any indication, the movie must have turned some kids from the nineties into playing basketball.
  • 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 ever 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!
    • 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.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some reviewers insisted that the only reason to watch the movie was for the Looney Tunes characters and the actual basketball game at the end — the rest was junk. Some were only there for Michael Jordan. Others were only there for Lola Bunny.
  • Memetic Mutation: People seem to love remixing the Space Jam theme song with other songs.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: Lola Bunny, although her scrappy tendencies can make her barely miss this trope to some fans.
  • 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 Monstars 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: Lola Bunny is this for a certain number of Looney Tunes fans. 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, making her seem like an unfunny Mary Sue.note  The whole "furry" thing certainly doesn't help, either.
    • Also, Stan for doing little.
  • 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.
  • 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." Even in universe, this sentiment is enforced. When the NBA players visit a medium to find out what is wrong with them, she ends up summarizing the whole plot. The players, once hearing it, leave in disbelief.