I’m tossing this trailer onto the site for all of the wonderful ladies in our readership based on my remembering just how many girls I grew up with that absolutely loved the animated series “Jem and The Holograms”. When the series first aired in 1985, it seemed to inspire the female youth of the nation and was quite the success. The show came care of the same studios that gave us both “G.I. Joe” and “Transformers” which were regularly watched by this writer and while I never saw a single episode of Jem, I admired its art and how it had an impact on my female companion. Recently the trailer was released for the upcoming live action musical film and I’ve embedded it for you all to see.
The basic premise of the film is “Singer Jerrica Benton and her sisters, aspiring musicians, embark on a quest to become superstars”. It stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton/Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber Benton, keyboardist, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja Leith, the lead guitarist, and Aurora Perrineau as Shana Elmsford, the bass guitarist.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having mentioned my not ever seeing any of the “Jem” animated episodes I am going to assume that what we just saw in that trailer was not anything close to the series. At first watch this appeared to be a bad episode of “Glee” or “High School Musical” gone rogue. Personally I found this hard to get through and only hope that whomever is interested in this film knows what they are getting themselves into. My guess is that they decided to mix those two aforementioned properties along with some “Hannah Montana” and “American Idol” or “The Voice” and see how it worked out in the end. I am not sure that this will work at all but I hope for the sake of the property and all that it meant to so many friends that its better than we have seen here. So tell me oh fans of the “Jem” characters, what did you think of this trailer. Will you be seeing it or taking fans of the proper age to see it at some point? I would love to hear from you on it so the comments have been left open for you to do so.
Official Cartoon Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jem_%28TV_series%29
Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jem_and_the_Holograms_%28film%29