Trailer Spotlight: Jem and The Holograms

Jem

As a 90’s kid there were a lot of shows that define my generation. Cartoons like Transformers, Gi Joe, Thundercats, X-Men, and Masters of the Universe were the shows that shaped a generation. One of the tv shows that fits into group is Jem and The Holograms. While as a guy, Jem wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, it was still a wildly popular and important cartoon in the 80’s and 90’s. There was little surprise when the news dropped for the film adaptation of the beloved TV show was announced. That being said, with the little knowledge I have on the cartoon I can honestly say I thought that this movie would be terrible. I just kept picturing a more colorful Josie and The Pussycats. It’s just a no brainer to develop a beloved franchise that is geared towards a more female demographic.

Check out the trailer!

Here is the Synopsis!

In a hyper-linked social media age, an orphaned teenage girl, Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples), becomes an online recording sensation, and she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt – one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles – in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.

Bro Nation. it might be safe to say that a large portion of you may have never actually seen Jem and The Holograms the cartoon, let me assure you that this is not Jem and The Holograms. This is Hannah Montana with a stolen title of a popular late 80’s early 90’s franchise. The real Jem is a record executive that owns her own label and with the help of a computer creates a holographic version of herself into a rockstar personality to preserve her exec persona as a secret. Now that is a corny cartoon, but it was made in the 80’s! I just don’t get why they needed to bastardize the original and turn it into this. I get the whole idea behind trying to make a buck, but it’s just dumb to slap a title of a great franchise just to draw people in only to make something completely different showing people that you’re just trying to dupe them into seeing your movie. Honestly the trailer makes this look like a Nicholas Sparks film without the love interest. My recommendation at this point would be to skip this and go check out Beyond The Lights, which based on the trailer is a better version of this movie.

The film stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Ryan Guzman, Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald and is directed by Jon M. Chu. Jem And The Holgrams is set for release on October 23, 2015.

So what do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the trailer? You guys excited for this one? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.