Trailer Probe analyzes and obsesses about the most important thing in pop culture: movie trailers. Waste your minutes on the Internet wisely! Feel free to use our opinions about the good parts (geek explosion level) and the bad parts (dork disengagement level) as if they were your own.
Geek explosion level:
Jem and the Holograms in live action! That is a good thing to be cheerful about! Iím trying really hard to keep smiling!
They look similar to the cartoons. Thatís something. Right?
It's a modern-day re-versioning of a very of-its-time thing. People like when they do that. I'm sure of it.
Is that first song an actual song from the Jem discography? I like it. No, I really do.
That song by One Direction will help encourage people to see this movie and make new people like Jem and the Holograms. This is totally going to work.
They tried this same kind of thing with the Josie and the Pussycats movie in 2003. That totally worked out great for Josie and the Pussycats.
Dork disengagement level:
The original Jem show was a soap opera with the good guys feeling sad and having relationship troubles, too.
But in addition to that, they had real enemies in the Misfits, not just their own lack of self-confidence.
Jem says "Showtime, Synergy," but there's no Synergy character in the trailer. A writer must have heard that was her catchphrase so they dropped it into the dialogue.
The original Jem was so very 80s. This is so very 2015.
Clearly, we've only seen the trailer. I'm hoping this isn't just the standard teen-rock-star movie. I already saw the Hannah Montana Movie. You people are not Hannah Montana.
All the things that made Jem and the Holograms unique have been removed. If they did this to GI Joe and Transformers, I would REALLY be ticked. Ha! That would never happen. Ha. HA HA HA HA. I laugh through my pain.
In the end, as always, The Misfits say what needs to be said.
I'm glad I'm not in this. Also, our songs are better.
Geek parts per billion: 500 million parts per billion.
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