Scoring a surprisingly divided reaction upon its release, the first trailer for the “Jem and the Holograms” movie may have gotten across its premise but seemed to have little to do with the original 1980s cartoon that inspired it.
Out doing some early press for “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” the film’s producer Jason Blum was asked by Collider if he worried about the backlash and what are his overall thoughts on the project:
“Well, the answer to both of those is yes. It makes me worried for sure, but the movie’s done so we’re not changing the movie. The reason I’m not as worried is because I think it’s people reacting off the trailer.
A trailer is 2 minutes, a movie is 90, so you can’t show the whole movie in 2 minutes, so a lot of the things that people feel are not in the trailer and were in Jem and the Holograms are actually in the movie, so the only thing I hope is that the people who are passionate Jem fans, which I really understand, just put their judgment until they see the movie.
If they see the movie and feel the same way then let us have it, but I just have to say, watch the movie first and then judge. Don’t judge a book by its cover, I guess I’m saying.”
“Jem and the Holograms” is due to hit cinemas on October 23rd.