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Space Jam Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

Live-action/animation mix is good fun for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some cartoon violence. The film is likely to impress younger viewers, especially those without any sentimental attachment to the original Looney Tunes cartoons. The characters assemble a basketball team, including Michael Jordan as a member, to defeat a group of aliens who want to enslave them. By standing up against their potential slave masters, the Tunes' efforts are admirable, so the overall message is fairly positive. Jokes about merchandising and Jordan's ill-fated baseball career are thrown in for the older folks, but ultimately, this film will likely fail to hold the attention of many people over the age of 12.

  • Families can talk about whether or not they think the blending of animation and live-action works or not. Would this movie have been better as a completely animated feature?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Cartoon violence.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Mild.

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    Consumerism: Jokes about merchandising.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A special liquid formula is given to the Looney Tunes to increase their basketball skills, but it is shown to really be water having only a placebo effect.