The trailer for the Jem and the Holograms movie is out and... no. Just no. We get a Jerrica who goes from shy girl to diva, no Misfits, no artificial intelligence, and NO ACTUAL HOLOGRAMS? It’s like the people who made this thing never actually watched the show.
We’ve been very, very worried about Jem for a while now. Christy Marx, who created the TV series, was never consulted on the movie, and we were underwhelmed by the photos coming out of the project. Now we’ve got a trailer that simply fails to capture what we loved about Jem. Now it’s just a story about fame in the social media world with a worn-out story about the band member tempted to go solo. Ugh.
We’re going to go back and read Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell’s Jem and the Holograms comics now. At least that has the Misfits and Synergy action we crave.
Edit: This post originally referred to Sophie Campbell by the wrong first name. My apologies.