Jem and the Holograms Reviews

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February 5, 2019
The names are the same, but that's about it.
May 22, 2018
This movie outsources its biggest moments of narrative intensity to random YouTube vids, which is a filmic choice so incomprehensible, I'm tempted to intrepret it as some kind of grand statement of Dada anti-meaning.
March 2, 2018
This movie doesn't give you anything different and it doesn't honor the nostalgia property it was based on. This movie was clearly made with no heart at all.
October 16, 2017
This is a really bad non-movie, alienating to pre-existing fans and mystifying to everyone else.
September 20, 2017
If you enjoyed the 80s animated series this film is based on, be warned that it is nothing like its source material.
June 1, 2017
It preaches an important maxim -- love yourself for who you are -- and then immediately contradicts it by masking its characters and everything about them in artifice without artistry.
January 3, 2017
Overall Jem and the Holograms is a confused mess that will leave previous fans of the show isolated by its insistence on being 'hip' and 'with it', while newer audiences are unlikely to appreciate its premise in a post-Hannah Montana world.
January 2, 2017
Hobbled by inept storytelling and drab visuals, itll leave toon fans wishing theyd stuck with their hazy childhood memories.
July 19, 2016
Somewhere at the heart of this movie is a kind of charm, despite its heart-on-sleeve quality. But who would you pitch it at?
June 9, 2016
One forgets tweens have choir practice and like to unabashedly break out into song. They think this is normal. It's very cute. Bad for dads; I give 'Jem' three tween stars.
February 17, 2016
An unrealistic representation of the music industry.
February 11, 2016
This live action dud is basically what you imagine a bargain-basement Star is Born would be like if it was directed by the chap who did a Step Up sequel, a horror producer and Justin Bieber's manager.
February 9, 2016
Every line, every twist and every note of music feels painstakingly focus-grouped.
February 8, 2016
Chu was responsible for the shambles that was G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and proves that was no fluke through his uncertain handling of the conflicting material.
January 20, 2016
Utterly implausible on every level, and ultimately rather insulting: a bit of glitter and lots of hugs are the sum total of its 'girl power.'
November 29, 2015
It's hard to imagine a movie this year more sadistically boring and bland...
November 9, 2015
For a movie about someone learning to come out of their shell, Jem and the Holograms is utterly confounding about what it even means to be authentic.
November 5, 2015
...a shallow, glittery girly-girl fantasy that, unless you have a high tolerance of cute and the ability to laugh at how stupid this whole thing is, may make you put your head through a wall.
October 30, 2015
The movie is trite, cheap and shoddy, designed to be watched on an iPhone instead of in a theater-plus, there's no way this assortment of bland nice-girls would ever become superstars. Not even on YouTube.
October 29, 2015
Sure, Peeples has a nice (if unmemorable) voice, but the vapid storyline with fantastic overtones transports Jem and the Holograms into another dimension, one that's utterly flat.
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