Do you find yourself struggling to say anything about Universal’s “Jem And The Holograms”? Welcome to my world. Of course, ‘Jem’ was an ‘80s cartoon that was made by the same companies that created the “G.I. Joe” and “Transformers” cartoons — a joint effort by Hasbro, Marvel Productions, and Sunbow Productions. But all you need to do is remember “Josie And The Pussycats” or “The Runaways” to know that girl band movies have often suffered at the box office. But Universal and director Jon M. Chu are hoping to tap into the millennial generation for their modern update of “Jem And The Holograms,” and hell, wouldn’t it be nice for teenage girls to have a movie for themselves that’s not a weepy romance or a horror film? Here’s the official synopsis:
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, four 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.
The musical adventure stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald, and Juliette Lewis. “Jem And The Holograms” opens October 23rd. Get a preview of the tasty riffs with five clips, a music video, new photos, and more below.