Review: Jem and the Holograms

Ok so before you all judge me, we couldn’t figure out what to watch and so I decided to watch this one. The movie is basically about 2 orphan girls who move in with their aunt and 2 foster sisters. Jerrica, who is later called Jem, records a song on her camera and her sister, without her permission, posts it on YouTube. The video becomes viral and a record studio contacts her to sign her with their studio. It’s a pretty simply story which is actually based on an animated TV series called Jem. When you go to Wiki and read what the TV series is about, it sounds more interesting than the movie. The show was produced by the makers of G.I. Joe and Transformers.


The movie, I think, consisted of two plots. It should have only had one. There was this robot that Jerrica’s dad gave her and throughout the movie she tries to find out what her dad is trying to tell her. In the meantime there is the story of her becoming famous. I guess they could have had 2 plots but the way they did it in this movie, it did not work. It looked as though they were trying to tell two stories at the same time and did it poorly.

Besides that, there were many flaws with the story itself. Jerrica’s dad only left her keepsakes after he died and neglected to leave her little sister anything to remember him by. Halfway through the movie I noticed that her dad just paid attention to her. It’s just odd that their father made is so obvious that Jerrica’s the favorite. Also, there is this one scene where Jerrica has to get her earrings back from the music company and she has to break in to get them. Ok, so I don’t get how they took her earrings and placed it in a safe. They should have just told her to put it in her pocket or something. I don’t understand why they had to put it in their safe. It’s not like it’s some sort of recording device for spies. Having to break in to get them is just way too dramatic. Why not just ask the owner to give them back to you. It’s not that serious. Chill out people.


So, would I recommend this movie? Maybe if you really can’t find something else to watch. It’s a chaotic movie that needs a better writer and a better plot. It’s needs a lot of cleaning up. I would have liked to see more of a development of their singing group and their failures and triumphs as they continued through their journey as rock stars. Also, they rushed their popularity. Her first YouTube video was instantly famous but there was nothing special about it. She looked a little creepy in her video too. And their first concert wasn’t even true to Jerrica’s original sound in her first song. If it was me, I would have been really disappointed.  So yeah, I don’t recommend this movie. Let me know what you guys think of if you’ve seen it.

Audience: PG
Satisfaction factor: 2
Acting: 6
Story: 2
Direction: 2
Would I recommend: No

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

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