‘Space Jam’ Director Rips New Movie: ‘The Truth Is’ LeBron James ‘Ain’t’ Michael Jordan

Joe Pytka, director of the original Space Jam, has some thoughts on the new sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy — and he did not mince any words.

Per TMZ, Pytka said it took him five attempts to sit through the entire film, which he described as “an uninteresting mess.”

The 82-year-old also spoke 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 claimed that the new soundtrack doesn’t match up to the original, dubbing it “insignificant.”

Pytka also wasn’t a fan of the new design of Bugs Bunny. “He looked like one of those fluffy dolls you buy at an airport gift shop to bring your kid when your business trip has taken too long,” he told TMZ.

Despite what he thinks, Space Jam: A New Legacy seems to be a hit, taking in $31.7 million at the box office during its opening weekend and beating out Black Widow as the top release.

After news of the movie’s No. 1 status broke, James tweeted a link to a Deadline story about New Legacy on Saturday, July 17, with the message, “Hi Haters!”