ByTna Commentary, writer at

Recently, there has been a lot of talk of this new Jem and the Holograms live action movie. It seems like everyone who watched the original 80's cartoon is hestiant about this new adaptaion, and for good reasons. The creator of the cartoon, Christy Marx, asked to write the script, but was rejected. And if that wasn't a big enough insult, the plot is completely diofferent and some key characters were left out.

The movie trailer shows a shy Jerrica Benton who is living with her aunt, sister, and her aunts, foster kids. The cartoon is the opposite Jerrica Benton is a young woman who has to run her fathers record company after he died. This trailer makes me wonder if we are going to get the typical coming of age movie where the girl discovers herself after she loses her friends because she decides she is going to listen to someone else besides herself.

The movie is missing a few things but mainly the reason why Jerrica becomes Jem. It's missing Synergy, a highly intellegent piece of technology that makes holograms. Synergy is the main reason for Jerrica and her friends getting out of bad situations and Jerrica becoming Jem.

What is Jem without Synergy?
What is Jem without Synergy?

Lastly, where are the Misfits? Where is the reason for Jem coming into existance? The main thorn in her side? What are Jem and the Holograms without their enemies The Misfits?

There is so much more to be said, but I'll let everyone else decide if the change is for the better.


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