Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a 6-time NBA Champion and the league’s Most Valuable player. He has even had a fare share of roles in Hollywood.

The 19-time NBA All-Star, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also known for his interests towards art. He has earlier vocalized on his liking towards movies and music. Kareem must have fixated his eyes on the Hollywood’s’ new production, “Babylon

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The movie is led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva. However, For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is was nothing more than a melodramatic mess. He said in his blog, “Everyone is so earnest in this three-hour movie that you want to like, just for their sakes.”

“And I loved director-writer Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and La La Land. But Babylon is such a predictable, soulless, melodramatic mess that I couldn’t get there. The main problem is that I didn’t really care what happened to any of the characters.” He added.

The Laker’s legend spoke about the leading actress, “Margot Robbie is dynamic as the wannabe starlet desperate for attention and validation, but we’ve seen it all so often before that her arc isn’t tragic, just annoying.”

Legendary NBA player Kareem Abdul Jabbar shares his view on Brad Pitt

“Brad Pitt as the aging movie star is also terrific, and there are so many aspects of him that promise he’ll become a more complex character, but they never happen. He, too, succumbs to a cliched ending,” added the 6-time NBA Champion.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem went on and mentioned that by the end of the movie, he did not care about the result that each character would face. The historically glorified NBA center was not speaking off-track as the movie was expected to have a budget of $80 million but ended up earning a total of $4 million in the first four days.

In conclusion, Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote, “The film seems to think it’s a commentary of the power of art despite the louts who make it, but it doesn’t say anything about movies or art or artists that we haven’t seen in dozens of movies before.”

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