The first trailer for the Jem and the Holograms flick dropped yesterday.
What a steaming pile of shit.
They have taken a beloved 1980s cartoon classic that was full of camp, fun, actual holograms, epic eye makeup, 80s fashion awesome, a rad super-computer and the goddamn Misfits, and turned it into a cesspool of emotional garbage wrapped in one of the usual “evols of fame” tropes that makes me want to yak. I mean, there was no Synergy (!???!) instead it’s Juliette Lewis who created Jem (what the actual fuck?) and, as far as I can tell, no Misfits which is just a fucking travesty.
Clearly the filmmakers have no clue what Jem is all about. We don’t want some angsty teenage coming of age musician and fame bullshit. We want HOLOGRAMS. We want STARLIGHT HOUSE (and MUSIC). We want SUPERCOMPUTERS. We want the BATTLE OF THE BANDS. We want KEYTARS. We want the GODDAMN MISFITS.[sigh]
I really wanted it to be good and awesome. But alas, this does not appear to be in my future. My 11 year old heart is breaking.
Upside? At least we still have the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL comic by IDW. I will take that over a second rate pseudo-flick anyday.
But yeah, if you are feeling masochistic, you can view the horror below.