Jem & The Holograms Trailer and Reaction

Yesterday Jem & The Holograms trailer was released. A small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Emotional and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

Reaction: Okay I didn't watch Jem as child on Saturday mornings on CBS. Frankly I was watching Turtles. However I did recently binged watch it on Netflix. I was actually surprised how good the show was. What I like about the show is it had strong female characters. This is something you usually didn't see in the 80's cartoon world. After binged watching the series I see why so many women of that era love Jem. It was a fun show, with positive female characters and each girl were flawed to a degree but overcame adversity. 

The trailer didn't capture anything about the cartoon. Jem doesn't seem to have a musical family background. There is no sign of the Misfits. The trailer feels like a dark coming of age story, instead of a fun coming of the age story. Where is magic, glitter, fashion and fame? The music doesn't give me a contiguous feel. I'm not a huge Jem fan but the only thing shown right was Synergy. However this just the first trailer. I won't judge the film till its released.