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Jem: "the Trailer"
Posted: Wednesday May 13th, 2015 by

Consummate purveyor of cartoons though I was, I don't recall having ever watched Jem and the Holograms. But, I can clearly hear that theme song playing in my head. And I know I saw that intro. Even still, I just don't have much invested in the Jem live action movie. That being said, the trailer disappointed me. It was so dull. What little I do remember about Jem was that it was vividly colorful, and, in their own words, "truly, truly, truly outrageous". I'm not sure how that translates to a mediocre, rags-to-riches teen drama. [more info]

**shrugs** Leave it to Hollywood to sidestep nostalgia, ignore interesting source material, and to get "it" wrong over, and over, and over again.

Maybe the whole thing will be like World War Z. That movie had almost nothing to do with Max Brooks' book of the same name. The difference initially left me seething. But, in those moments where I allow myself to forget that was just name/popularity exploitation, it's a half decent zombie flick. I mean, I've seen and even enjoyed far far worse.

The problem for Jem and the Holograms is that it doesn't benefit from an abundance of action and the presence of zombies.

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