If any of you were on the interwebz last week, you probably saw the somewhat jarring trailer for the new live action Jem movie based on the old 80’s cartoon. Pretty much anyone who grew up on the cartoon saw the trailer and wheezed out a WTF, as it looked like nothing resembling the original show. All this backlash actually made it back to Jason Blum, who produced the movie, and is addressing some of the feedback directly on Topless Robot:
Can you reassure some of the fans right now who are a little upset at the way it looks and feel like it’s not true to the property from what they’ve seen?
JB: It is a hundred per cent true to the spirit of Jem, like 100%, and I think that people will be very pleasantly surprised. So in that way it’s good – maybe lowering expectations is good. But I think people will be pleasantly surprised for sure.
While some of his answers may seem vague, he definitely feels like all the issues people had with the trailer (where is Synergy?) will be ironed out once they see the movie. Some of us still have our doubts, but we will begrudgingly try to hold out hope. Seriously, though, where are the earrings?
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