Jem And The Holograms Trailer Is Just The Worst

The first full-length trailer for the live-action movie Jem and the Holograms is released to mixed reviews. If you were looking for something Truly Outrageous, you might be in luck. For all the wrong reasons. What you're going to get isn't the cartoon version of Jem. You're not going to get something campy and fantastical. Instead you're just going to get Pitch Perfect again. Just in time for Pitch Perfect 2! And lucky you, this movie was given a budget of $5 million to shoot, shot as fast as possible, made into a Chick-Flick while its 80's-era partners are given more than 100x that budget.

Movies today are funded by major studios only when their creators are able to splice together two already-successful concepts. In this case, it's the brand draw of Jem and the Holograms and the double-down on singing and dancing of Pitch Perfect, which in turn also draws on the success of the TV show Glee.

In the trailer you're about to see, you'll recognize only a little bit of the makeup and the name if you're a child of the 80s.

But maybe that's enough. Maybe this movie will be great for those parents of children that'll see the film here in 2015. The same parents that gave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a chance because they recognized the brand from their childhood.

Recognition sells.

But is it truly outrageous? Truly, truly outrageous?

Of course it is.