Saturday, May 16, 2015

Trailer Watch: "Jem and the Holograms" Trailer #1


Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its success or failure which is why it is important for a studio to cut together the best possible trailer they can. While I do have some expectations or even some insight into many of the film trailers presented here, please take it all with a grain of salt and make your own opinion from what is shown (that is why I insist you see the trailer first each time). Most of all though, kick back and see if you agree with my off the cuff reactions. Watch the trailer and listen to my reaction after the break.

The 80's were a curious time, but so was every decade. Filled with big hair, the invention of glam rock, CDs, home video recorders (VCRs), cable television and countless other staples of the era, the 80's had its fare share of entertainments that would always and forever be linked to its hot pink legacy. There were also a lot of animated television shows that came about that were fun at the time but are embarrassingly stuck in that time frame. Jem and the Holograms is just such a cartoon, with its signature 80's pop soundtrack and goofy premise of a woman who daylights as the manager to a hit band and then transforms into the pop star Jem on stage, it's contribution to the 80's lifestyle is ever present. Now we have a live film adaptation that apparently someone thought we needed (looks around the room as the sound of crickets can be heard in the distance) and the trailer unsurprisingly has almost nothing in common with that silly 80's Saturday morning cartoon. Check out my reaction to the trailer now.

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