In honour of Space Jam: A New Legacy releasing, I made up a list of my top 5 animation/live action features.
5. Space Jam (1996)
I vaguely remember watching this when I was younger but when I rewatched it recently, I was met with a mix of emotions. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it and there are a bunch of moments that made me chuckle. The best part for me was the Pulp Fiction reference which really had no business being as funny as it was.
4. Scooby Doo (2002)
Admittedly, this isn’t the best movie that’s ever existed, but it is the best casting in a live-action adaptation that I’ve ever seen. Every actor fits their character perfectly and you have give Matthew Lillard mega props for his scenes with the CGI Scooby – somehow he made it work! Besides, it was definitely every kid’s dream to go to Spooky Island at one point, right?
3. Enchanted (2007)
One of the things I completely adore about this film is how cynical Patrick Dempsey is whilst his life is literally turned into a song and dance. He is the physical embodiment of every parent who is tired of being forced to watch the same Disney movie over and over again. I also commend how over-the-top Amy Adams and James Marsden are because no one could take on those roles as well as they did.
2. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Brendan Fraser defined my childhood, which definitely influenced my love for this film. Plus, he portrays an obnoxious parody of himself in addition to the lead role, as a child this screamed comedic genius to me. The movie’s pretty great and Steve Martin plays an excellent villain – who doesn’t love Steve Martin?
1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
I watched this one religiously as a kid and it still makes me laugh now just as much as it did then. It’s a joyful crime-caper with a glamorous 1940’s noir aesthetic combined with the classic slapstick cartoon tropes; there’s enough entertainment to keep audiences of all ages engaged.