Katie Walsh – Tribune News Service
The beloved 1980s cartoon series “Jem and the Holograms” gets a millennial makeover in the live-action film of the same name. Director Jon M. Chu, of several “Step Up” installments, as well as the “G.I. Joe” franchise, adapts the kooky cartoon about a girl band with special futuristic powers to the YouTube generation, where anyone can be a star.
With a strong self-empowerment message, “Jem and the Holograms” shoots squarely for a tween audience, as well as those older fans who have nostalgia for the cartoon of their childhoods.