I have always thought that the first version of The Bad News Bears was clever and entertaining. Well written, well acted and a cheesy ending that worked.
The latest version of the Bad News Bears is fine, but I think the acting is not as good as the original, and the sarcasm in the script is much too adult for the story. The saving grace is Billy Bob Thornton, the man is so good, but his efforts are a little lost in the film. The kids hit their stride near the end of the film, but it too little too late. This would be a fair rental.