The legend continues with the Air Jordan XXXI, paying homage to the one that started it all in a color way inspired by the epic intergalactic match-up between the Tune Squad and Monstars. Im talking about "Space Jam"! The one film most 90's babies see as a masterpiece. Space jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated family sports comedy film starring crying meme and basketball legend Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes cartoon characters directed by Joe Pitka, the man who directed Michael Jacksons Dirty Diana, the way you make me feel and heal the world!
Space Jam opened at No. 1 in the US and grossed over $230 million worldwide on an $80 million dollar budget, becoming the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time. The film also marks the first appearance of new Looney Tunes character Lola Bunny, the bunny who had as equally confused us as Jessica rabbit (come on, you thought about tapping that)
Jordan teamed up with the Looney Tunes to play a team of jacked-up aliens in a game of basketball where punches, kicks, slaps, and dynamite were all legal.
After a stint as a minor league baseball player, Jordan must recapture his love of basketball in time to prevent the owner of a failing amusement park on another planet from kidnapping the Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil, Tweety Bird, etc) and forcing them to work as sideshow attractions. Why the Looney Tunes? Because in 1993, Nike produced an Ad featured the both of them and Someone at Warner Bros say "that should be a movie!"
This movie feels like magic in a can. This movie is a time machine. This was the only movie to feature Michael Jordan in the starring role which others say is a good thing cause it could of went bad really fast (insert the most corniest shaw movies) This movie made you feel like anything was possible. Aliens showing up at a baseball game? Sure. I could beat Charles Barkley in street ball? You betcha! People still think they can freaking fly because of this damn movie! That's why I need a pair!