Uncategorized

7 reasons the ‘Jem and the Holograms’ movie has our inner child excited

September 9, 2015

Can the movie remake live up to the classic '80s cartoon?

Our inner child is freaking out over the release of the second trailer for upcoming live action version of Jem and the Holograms.

It came as a giant sigh of nostalgic relief when trailer two revealed more details that would make up for the overwhelmingly poor response the first official trailer received. The latest trailer has just enough teenage-dream-inspired montages to satisfy our inner child. With that in mind, here are a few reasons why the Jem fan in all of us is currently cheering at the top of their lungs.

The Making of a Perfect Band

At some point or another, whether we all followed through or not, most of us likely wanted to start a band. Even if it meant pressing the demo button that played a full song on your Casio keyboard while your BFFs jammed along with makeshift instruments — you were still totally in a band. The movie feeds into the notion of young pop stars falling victim to the music machine, but when they aren’t being brainwashed, Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, and Shana look like they are living the dream — and we definitely want to be living that dream with them.

The Costumes and Makeup Leave Their Mark

Nothing feels more like Jem than her incredibly pink and totally rock and roll ensemble. Trailer two gave us a heavy dose of flashbacks with some seriously on-point inspirations drawn straight from the Jem we all vow to love and protect. It also inspires a badass take on this year’s Halloween costume.

Synergy Is Back In Action

Synergy was initially nameddropped in a less than ten second clip where Jem is talking to something off-screen, which of course had us all panicking that there would be no “real” Synergy to pull the whole thing together. It was such a letdown that it became a popular point for which fans and critics attacked the original trailer. But trailer two dives into the introduction of a reimagined Synergy with an emotional pull at the ol’ heartstrings.

Best Friends Forever and Ever

Movies about friendships were a staple in your library as a kid, and we still feel our hearts warm up at the opportunity to watch these young female friendships prevail. Our first look at the film version of the series had audiences thinking the friendships would take an ugly turn against the original series, but the girls have nothing but love for each other, despite how nasty Juliette Lewis’s character will attempt to be (and we’ll still love her no matter what happens).

An Extra Cheesy and Amazing Pop Soundtrack

The current version of Jem and the Holograms may not have the band singing ‘80s-inspired jams, but the deliciously cheesy modern pop tunes hit the mark. (And they get extra points for featuring One Direction’s “Story of My Life” in both versions of the trailer.) Not unlike Josie and the Pussycats, it’s possible the soundtrack could become more popular than the movie.

The Goddess that Is Molly Ringwald

Ringwald has made an impact on teenagers for decades as part of the Brat Pack and we still get giddy when she makes an appearance. It’s another nod to the nostalgia fans crave, even if it has nothing to do with the original series, and we’re totally okay with that.

All Those Feels

There is no shortage of familial love and friendship and, of course, drama, in this latest trailer and it’s given us new hope that Jem and the Holograms will pay proper homage to the original. For that, we’re excited.

Exclusive videos, interviews, contests & more.

sign up for the a.side newsletter

sign up