See the Truly Outrageous First Trailer for 'Jem and the Holograms'

May 12, 2015
Source: BuzzFeed

Jem and the Holograms

Every Generation Needs a Voice. Universal has debuted the first full trailer for Jem and the Holograms, a big live-action spectacle based on the super cheesy 80's animated TV show of the same name (if you've never heard of it before, give it a look, it's 80s-tastic). The plot is simple: music executive, Jerrica Benton, lives a secret, adventurous life as a glamorous rock star named Jem. Newcomer Aubrey Peeples plays Jerrica, along with Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko as her three sisters. This trailer is cut mainly for the Pitch Perfect crowd, as that's what this trailer is attached to, but it looks like it might have some potential. Not sure if this is your thing? Take 2 minutes to find out, just don't forget to have fun.

Here's the first trailer for Jon M. Chu's Jem and the Holograms movie, originally from BuzzFeed:

Jem and the Holograms Poster

As a small-town girl (Aubrey Peeples) catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters (Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko) begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. These our 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. Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis also star in Jem and the Holograms, directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and written by Ryan Landels ("Masterclass"). Universal releases the film October 23rd.

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Every generation needs a voice? Nah.

DAVIDPD on May 12, 2015


Sounds like a Pepsi commercial

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


As a kid, my neighbor used to come to my house before we went to school and he always loved watching this. It was a bit strange. Tween girls are going to love this though.

David Diaz on May 12, 2015


So basically they came up with a whole new cheesy plotline and slapped the name Jem and the Holograms on it? This doesn't look like it even remotely follows the plot of the original. This looks absolutely terrible.

Antiaaron on May 12, 2015


If the Misfits are in it, then it's on Redbox!

mooreworthy on May 12, 2015


No Misfits? Looks kind of boring.

Jonathan on May 12, 2015


Awful trailer. Looks so cheap with dull acting. This crap isn't Jem & the Holograms.

Furiosa21 on May 12, 2015


Queue obligatory "push everything off the table in angst" shot

Danimal on May 12, 2015



Ben Nesvig on May 12, 2015


Looks very bad, is a shame, really.

Miguel Garay Boszeta on May 12, 2015


Everything you love about Jem and the Holograms, we threw out of the window!

HarryFiddleSticks on May 12, 2015


When One D came on at the end I was weeping, this is going to be incredible.

Carpola on May 13, 2015


I have never seen the internet explode over a universal hate of a trailer in my life than i have seen with this one. Fangirls are going vitriolic. Deservedly so... i remember this show. looks nothing like it.

Duane on May 13, 2015


but...but....there is nothing that makes this Jem and the Holograms --- its just a teenage chick flick they have slapped a hair style and name on to get money....sigh...80's where are you -- first it was the destruction of Transformers and G.I. Joe (the first one at least) -- next thing you know He-Man and She-Ra will be destroyed too.

J.A. on May 13, 2015


All will be made up for when Voltron comes out....if that ever happens.

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


lol - ironically, didn't Jem come on directly after Joe & Transformers?

avconsumer2 on May 13, 2015


it does look terrible, but let's be honest. This is not one of those movies anyone would watch for the "acting" Seems like a decent way to pass an early Sunday while playing a board game. It'll be certified rotten for sure, but I appreciate it for what it is...lighthearted music themed sisterhood colorful drama

Joker's hideout on May 13, 2015


....but did it have to called "Jem" based on a silly 80's cartoon? They should have stuck closer to the source material and added a fantasy element.

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


I agree wholeheartedly, and I think there was an animated redbox version out a couple years ago. Not sure if it kept the same vibe or not. I agree if they kept the fantasy element, it would have at least not seemed like such a shoddy remake of an already cheesy 80's cartoon show

Joker's hideout on May 13, 2015


Nice try Alex

OfficialJab on May 13, 2015


Ha. 😉 Just having some fun.

Alex Billington on May 13, 2015


Maybe I'm just a dirty old man, but they should really up the sex appeal here....make it more like Showgirls than Pitch Perfect

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


I thought the same thing!

Joker's hideout on May 13, 2015


....and what happened to her superpowers? This isn't Jem, this is just some teeny bopper "coming-of-age lite" story....

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


I was wondering the same thing! Where the hell are the Misfits and when we are going to see some fights? Scott Pilgrim vs The World hasn't show you anything?!

capitandelespacio on May 13, 2015


Great point, Captain! Where are those Misfits? I'd love to see this done in a Scott Pilgrim style....Instead all we get is a cookie cutter piece of poo.

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


Yup. No powers... what a crock.

avconsumer2 on May 13, 2015


Yeah. total Bullshit. I'm boycotting this film! Hahaha.....

TheOct8pus on May 14, 2015


Well that was shit, lets hop its not popular or else we will all end up seeing that awful face painting pick up.

Brian Sleider on May 13, 2015


The ultimate next level of crap!

Snowmanfloza on May 13, 2015


It's like when crap evolves, Pokemon style, to the next level....

TheOct8pus on May 13, 2015


I honestly was expecting a period piece, where the movie was actually set in the 80's. I think it would have made it all more interesting. Making it contemporary and not having anything to do with the source material other than the name and the face paint pretty much killed it for me. Then again, I'm not the demographic they are looking at anyway.

theslayer5150 on May 13, 2015


It's basically American Idol: The Movie.

theslayer5150 on May 13, 2015


Could of been a goofball period satire a la Brady Bunch Movie or Austin Powers. That would've made it, at least, a bit interesting.

leemoder on May 13, 2015


Yeah, a pseudo, self aware thing, maybe like Starsky and Hutch

theslayer5150 on May 13, 2015


yes i agree, why the heck would they ever try to pass this junk towards us jem fans like i mean seriously why not take the original people who sang in the jem show in the 80's and make a retro perspective type movie that takes place in the 80's. They have the technology now to make it very true to what it's actually supposed to be. not some modern crap based on an 80's classic, and the sad thing it ain't even basing anything anywhere close to the original,theirs no misfits no stingers how disappointing!.!!. heck synergy is mentioned for a half a 2nd and what for? i mean nothing thier doin makes sense they need to treat it as like a comic book and try to get as close as possible to the actual show but a movie version that was during the same time period.

Vickie Toren on Jun 20, 2015


This is literally the exact same story of Josie and the Pussycats. I think even some of the dialogue is the same

MeiserMake on May 13, 2015


That's the movie I was thinking of but couldn't remember the title to. Obviously for good reason, apparently.

theslayer5150 on May 13, 2015


At least in Josie and the Pussycats, the music corporation is actually evil.

redtie on May 13, 2015


Wow this looks really awful. How did they make a movie knowing that in todays culture. That staying true to the original story will make it a big blow out movie. This has nothing but just the names that actually link it to the original show. Well Universal get ready to be in the red on this one.

Movie_Zombie on May 13, 2015


Wtf? How about being straight and say, I guess, unforgivable; the movie should be about someone young exploited by capitalism through producing listening norms of crap music and 'success' of false 'artists'... No? What a surprise ...

shiboleth on May 13, 2015


Welp.... not getting THAT 2:30 back. While I'm sure the teeny girls will love it, I'm out on this one.

avconsumer2 on May 13, 2015


I'm going to watch this after the reimagined Hong Kong Fooey film. I think that's coming out after Jabberjaw: Back to the Reef, and Speed Buggy 2.0.

tommyturner on May 13, 2015


Nooo!!! Why !!!! Looks so bad !!!!

Miguel Garay Boszeta on May 14, 2015


That awful crap-churn music, hey, this is Pitch Pefect 3.

Brandon Moss on May 15, 2015


I'm not going to lie; it doesn't look the greatest but I grew up watching Gem so I'll be watching it when it comes to DVD.

Sugar_Spice on May 15, 2015


What's outrageous about this?

Mihkel on May 17, 2015


I was initially apprehensive about a Jem movie, but now I'm fucking terrified of it.

GreatWhiteRuffalo on Jul 28, 2015

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