The trailers give everything away. In it you see the main cast, the hopefully good parts, and how predictable the movie will be. The actors played their part to a T, but don’t leave a lasting impression. On the surface they knew who they had to play but they lacked depth and passion. The acting made me feel like they were not immersed in the role. Synergy the robot felt like an unnecessary Sci-Fi addition to the movie and only forced a sub-plot to move the movie forward. Anything could have replaced it in Jerrica’s scavenger hunt; a computer program, CD’s, DVD’s, Blu-ray’s....
It’s ending leaves a cliff hanger and thus open for a second movie. But with the reception that Jem and the Holograms have gotten and a loss of about $3 million dollars (a profit of ~$2 million for a $5 million budgeted movie), that’s not going to happen. This movie was too much of a cliché drama mess about a rising “pop star” overcoming obstacles.
On a side note, it’s cute to see some cameo appearances. Some of these included: an adult Madeline Zima, Hana Mae Lee, Ke$ha, and Christy Marx, the creator of the 1980’s Jem.
January 19, 2016
Deleted scenes, a gag reel, feature commentary with Director Jon M. Chu and more!