Original ‘Space Jam’ Director Joe Pytka Blasts Newly Released Film: LeBron Ain’t Michael
It seems everyone is giving a critical shot at the newly launched movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy, which failed to impress critics upon just a week of its release. The latest person to ‘bash’ the film which features LeBron James, is Joe Pytka, who directed the original, which starred Michael Jordan.
According to TMZ, Pytka said it took him five attempts to sit through the entire film, which he descirbed as “an uninteresting mess.” The 82-year-old director also weighed in on the LeBron vs. Jordan debate.
“The truth is that LeBron ain’t Michael,” Pytka said, adding that MJ was one of if not the biggest celebrity in the world when Space Jam debuted. He also suggested that there’s no connection to LeBron’s personal life, whereas the original touched upon Jordan’s brief pivot to the world of baseball. However, he affirmed to the fact that LeBron is a remarkable athlete and a good actor.