Review: Jem and the Holograms


Title: Jem and the Holograms
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau
Runtime: 1 hr 58 mins

What It Is: When Jerrica (Peeples) decides to shoot a candid video she has no idea that her sister Kimber (Scott) was going to put it up on YouTube. She definitely hadn’t planned the video going viral and causing a mass media storm. This draws the attention of record executive Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis) who wants to sign the girl in the video “Jem”. Jerrica, of course, wants to bring her real sister and two adopted sisters along for the ride. Erica, however, could care less about the girls as a group and would rather have Jem all by herself.

What We Think: Oh man this movie is bad. Not only is the script just a whole bunch of cliches but none of the music is particularly good. It stretches itself so far from the source material that it does not resemble anything close to it. A lot of the “acting” here is so SO very wooden. Peeples is just so robotic. Everything else here is just so by the numbers you can probably just go ahead and guess what happens. No I’m serious go ahead and guess in the comments section I think you can get close.

Our Grade: F, It is a failure of cinema in almost every way possible. From Chu’s standard direction, the flat script, wooden acting and uninspired cinematography there’s just nothing here. Anyone over the age of 5 will find nothing here to enjoy. Do yourself a favor and stay very far away from Hasbro’s newest “film” it is almost as bad as Transformers, and G.I. Joe. Perhaps one day when we’re all dead and gone and civilizations only hope is shipping a terrible film into space we’ll send this piece of crap. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, here worth your time!

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