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New Jem and the Holograms movie has robot, is still nothing like original cartoon

The adorable robot named Synergy appearing in the newest trailer for the live-action Jem and the Holograms movie is but a fig leaf over the unavoidable fact that the film still appears to have almost nothing to do with the cartoon series it's ostensibly based on.

Something that could only have been produced in the '80s, Jem and the Holograms was about Jerrica Benton, the shoulder-pad-wearing, orphan-rescuing, business-running, crime-fighting superhero/pop star known as Jem, and her crime-fighting backup band the Holograms. They often fought another all-female, but more punk than pop, singing group called the Misfits, and were aided by the artificial intelligence Synergy, whose holograms gave Jem her powers of illusion.

The upcoming Jem and the Holograms movie appears to be the story of a young girl who becomes internet famous, is taken in by a cutthroat music producer, and eventually, with the help of a cute robot that can play home movies, learns a heartwarming lesson about the importance of family.

In other words, it's the SNL's Black Widow version of Jem and the Holograms, cute robot or no.

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