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What was the most influential movie of the 1990s? Was it Jurassic Park? No. It’s a good movie, but it’s not that good. How about Titanic? No, not Titanic. I mean, look, everyone knew what was going to happen pretty much from the get go. So what was that one movie that broke down barriers, that was moving and powerful? I feel like it’s pretty obvious, but for those of you don’t appreciate fine cinema, I’ll spell it out for you.
You can say whatever you want, but this movie had a lasting impact on our generation. It’s got a great cast, a great plot, and a great soundtrack. Shit, Bill Murray plays basketball alongside Michael Jordan. What else could you possibly ask for in a motion picture?
As a result of the film’s lasting greatness, as well as its central conflict, the Tune Squad vs. Monstars game, it’s gone down in history as one of the greatest sports stories out there. People just can’t stop telling this epic tale.
That’s why the folks over at Yahoo! Screen have made a documentary about it all. Technically, it’s a “mockumentary”, but still. Done in the style of ESPN’s 30 for 30, this documentary appears pretty legit, which is what makes it so damn funny. It features some journalists and basketball personalities you might recognize from actual episodes of 30 for 30. The makers of this short parody really went through some lengths to make it funny. They were pretty successful, if you ask me.
Take a look.