I never really watched Jem and the Holograms when I was little. I think I mostly watched Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Power Rangers. That being said, I do know enough about Jem to know that this trailer was screwy.
I was out Friday night at the movie theaters to go see Pitch Perfect 2 and was chilling and watching the trailers and previews. This trailer came on and I was like, “Oh, cool, the girl’s name is Jem….is this movie like Hannah Montana or something? It was directed by the same person as that Justin Bieber movie??? What is this? Jem? Synergy??? Is this that 80s cartoon with that pink haired rocker??? WOW! So wrong!”
I literally turned to my friend and said, “They’re making a bastardization of Jem and the Holograms!” Again, I don’t even know the storyline of Jem well, but I know enough to know that it seemed like the only similarities between this movie and the 80s cartoon is the name of some of the characters, the musical world, and Synergy? I don’t even know what Synergy is, but I know that 80s Jem talked to it/her a lot.
I know that a lot of movies nowadays are taking old cartoons and remaking them to fit this day and age, but it’s horrible for two reasons. One, what is wrong with Hollywood these days that they can’t come up with original ideas? Have they grown into complete idiots? Are we in an infinite loop where stories just get repeated over and over again, but with slightly different alteration like bad fan fictions??? And two, if they’re going to remake it, remake it right! I mean, I did enjoy the newest TMNT reincarnation, but I did miss a lot of what the old TMNT movies and cartoons had. The sense of humor. Mikey’s and Raph’s accents. A more plausible origin. *cough* Less Megan Fox. *cough* Lol.
Just SMH, y’all…..
Here’s Black Nerd’s take on it and I pretty much agree with him on all the points lol.