JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (2015) Review
Directed by Jon M. Chu
A bland rise to fame drama that doesn’t know the essence of fame, being in the younger years and family. Jem and the Holograms’ strong suit is its song number sequences but there is not enough for it to save the film from being dull. The film has a lot of elements it wants to play but it only presents half-baked ideas that are never going to work in the first place. The film thrives to be modern, placing as much web videos it could or even social media updates that doesn’t compliment the film, it only makes it feel like just a music video that ran out of ideas.
The film has a source material, maybe giving it a more justice with better story would make it worth the watch but it hardly tries. While it may have impressive sequences, none of it actually helped the film in moving its story forward. You might be surprised by how talented these young artists are but it did not matter in the end, only displaying petty dramas and idiotic complications that the audience will hardly appreciate.
2 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Jem and the Holograms” is now showing exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas from United International Pictures Philippines, released through Columbia Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.