CINEMA: AIR MEETS HARE

MICHAEL JORDAN AND BUGS TEAM IN A WAN SPACE JAM

Look, we're not about to knock a family movie that offers wholesome entertainment, the smartest menagerie in cartoon history, and Michael Jordan--as gorgeous a figure in movie closeup as he is on the basketball court. Well, maybe a little knock: Space Jam, the first feature with all new footage of Bugs, Daffy and other Looney Tunes immortals, is on the wan and sanctimonious side--less a good movie than a safe place to park the kids on a mall afternoon.

In plot, Space Jam is akin to the new Star Trek picture: evil aliens (here the Nerdlucks) try to steal the souls...

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