I unironically love 1996’s “Space Jam.” How could I not? The movie combined two of my favorite pop culture icons at the time: Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. I know the plot was messy, and Jordan’s acting wasn’t up to snuff, but there was plenty for me to love as a kid growing up in the ’90s.
The “Space Jam” soundtrack introduced me to rap and R&B, and the film introduced me to Bill Murray. Beyond that, I learned to laugh at the ridiculous with Wayne Knight and, of course, lost myself in the antics of the looniest bunch of basketballers ever to have graced the big screen. “Space Jam” is an important part of my childhood and one of the first non-Disney movies that made me appreciate how entertaining the medium can be.