Several months ago, I reported that the 1980’s animated television program Jem and the Holograms was being made into a film. Like many 80’s babies, I was excited to relive a part of my childhood.
The official trailer is out.
My hopes of reliving my childhood are dashed. The only thing that this movie has in common with the television show is it’s name and the name of the characters. The only reason that people of my age might want to go to see this movie is another 1980’s icon, Molly Ringwald.
Based on the trailer, the plot is so simple that I have an idea of the story well before it hits theaters. I won’t give away the details in the trailer, but I will say that up until now I was excited to see this movie.
Now I think I will stay away from this movie.
For the last few years, Hollywood has been making movies out of the childhood memories of Gen X’ers and Gen Y’ers.
The next movie that will join this genre is a big screen adaptation of Jem And The Holograms.
While I am not a fan of Hollywood constantly spinning out sequels and re-boots, I am looking forward this one.
I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately about simpler times.
That bring me to the subject of this Flashback Friday Post.
Faerie Tale Theatre
Hosted by Shelley Duvall, this collection of fairy tales was and still is children’s television at it’s best. Containing high production values and acted by some of the best actors in Hollywood, Faerie Tale Theatre still holds up after 30 years. Unlike children’s programming then and now, there was no marketing or selling of merchandise. Just simple story telling that appealed to the entire family.
Jerrica Benton is the owner of a foster home for young girls. Jerrica is not what she seems. Her earrings, use a holograph transform her and her friends in Jem and the Holograms.
This was 80’s rock star chic for the elementary school set. Looking at it from adult eyes, it looks rather tacky, but back then, this was must see TV.
I feel very old now.