Jem and the Holograms is an Unjustly Underrated Movie

December 16, 2016

Jem and the Holograms is an Unjustly Underrated Movie

You read that right, Jem and the Holograms was a underrated film and a good film at that. At least, to anyone with a soul. 😀 Of course, it's clear that the Jem and the Holograms was related to the 80s cartoon in name only. I think it was going to be originally titled "Famous".

Truthfully, it would've been better if they didn't even use the title referencing the 80s cartoon. In my opinion, the Jem and the Holograms cartoon IS boring. Despite the nostalgia that some have for these classic cartoons from the 1980s, it's true. While i'm at it, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was also garbage.

Back on the subject of the Jem film, you probably know the storyline already. It follows the rise of a singer and songwriter named Jerrica Benton (played by the extremely talented actress and singer Aubrey Peeples) after a video of one of her songs, performed in her bedroom, is posted online. The video is posted to YouTube, without Jerrica's knowledge, by her sister Kimber. After the video is posted it quickly goes viral and gets millions of views in no time. One thing leads to another and she's approached by a major record label with hopes of signing her. Only the record label looks to turn Jerrica/Jem into a solo act. A push which ultimate causes a conflict and split between Jerrica and her band mates.

The side story includes a sort of scavenger hunt to activate a robot, 51N3RG.Y (Synergy) that was built by Jerrica and Kimber's deceased father Emmett. After finding all the pieces, using the clues left by their father, the robot is finally activated. After activation, the robot plays a video message left by their father.

I'll leave the rest of the film's story out to not give away too many spoilers. I do highly recommend this film though. Especially to anyone that enjoys a film with a little bit of emotion and one that doesn't take itself too seriously.