Do 80’s cartoons targeted at females have the same kind of rabid fanboys…er…fangirls as shows targeting males do? Should one day come when Hollywood brings “My Little Pony” to the big screen will fans invade social media to voice the disapproval of casting choices, character designs or the change in the character origins? Laugh your behinds off at the notion of a live action of that 80’s toyline but with Hollywood’s increasing dependence on established brands and a desire to regurgitate vapid franchises upon the masses there might some come a day for the bronies.
Until that time fans, female or otherwise, will have to endure another of their beloved childhood memories being massacred as glam-rock cartoon “Jem and the Holograms” get a live action adaptation.
Check out the latest “Jem and the Holograms” movie trailer on alcaTsar blog:
Historian of all extended commercials for toys I am not so I won’t get into the nitty gritty of what’s wrong here. My memories of the show are faint. Other than the mismatched over-the-top outfits and makeup Jem and her band The Holograms sported I recall the other selling point used to be these dazzling lazer/light displays they’d rock to during the song performances.
How much does “Jem and the Holograms” movie really faithfully adapt? Like many other properties, the cinematic translation for whatever reason omits, tampers or plain out right disrespects things that made it unique in the first place. Maybe director Jon M. Chu, who directed “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” (gasp!), can better convince fans of these changes in their featurette on “Jem and the Holograms” movie.
Check out this behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of “Jem and the Holograms” movie on alcaTsar blog:
“Jem and the Holograms” will be released in Singapore on 26 November 2015. Release date for “Jem and the Holograms” in the rest of South East Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines is unavailable at this time.
Jem and the Holograms Cast & Crew Information:
|Director||:||Jon M. Chu|
|Producers||:||Jason Blum, Scooter Braun, Jon M. Chu, Stephen Davis, Brian Goldner, Bennett Schneir|
|Cast||:||Aubrey Peeples, Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Ryan Guzman|
|Website||:||Jem and the Holograms movie website|
Jem and the Holograms Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Release Date:
|Jem and the Holograms Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Jem and the Holograms Malaysia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Jem and the Holograms Philippines Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Jem and the Holograms Singapore Release Date||:||26 November 2015|
|Jem and the Holograms UK Release Date||:||26 December 2015|
|Jem and the Holograms US Release Date||:||23 October 2015|
As 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’ Jem 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.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), the musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis. Jem and the Holograms, based on the iconic Hasbro animated TV series, is written by Ryan Landels and produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for SB Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.