Fans of the "Jem and the Holograms" animated series didn't react well to the trailer for director Jon M. Chu's live-action adaptation. Wait, that's a serious understatement; it was more like they were in near-revolt. No matter how you characterize it, it undoubtedly wasn't the response Chu and Universal Pictures were hoping for.
However, actress Stefanie Scott, who plays Kimber, cautions that fans shouldn't rush to judgment based on that one trailer.
“I think you have to see the movie to understand,” she told ComingSoon. “You can’t put it all in the same movie, and I feel like it really does set it up in a cool way. I think a lot of the things that people think are missing are in there. You just have to see it to understand. You can’t put the whole movie in the trailer. [...] I want people to see it so they can see it’s a heartwarming story. It’s a beautiful coming-of-age story about family, but the music is incredible and it’s really our rise to fame and then after that … I think it really needed to set up the story before we could get into everything.”
Opening Oct. 23, "Jem and the Holograms" also stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton, Aurora Perrineau as Shana, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, Ryan Guzman as Rio, Molly Ringwald as guardian Aunt Bailey and Juliette Lewis as Starlight Music record executive Erica Raymond.