This guy seems outraged. Truly, truly outraged.
Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!Girlie shows, amirite?
I'll own it, I'm disappointed that they took a fun musical sci-fi superheroish story and turned it into what looks like a pretty stock standard YA be true to yourself perils of stardom story. Looking at the previews this could have just as easily been a Spice Girls, Josie and the Pussycats or Archie movie.
I watched it now to see what this dude in the comic was talking about, and I agree with you. I mean, this kind of story isn't inherently a bad thing, especially since so many girls do need this kind of encouragement, but action wouldn't have been bad. Or the Misfits, even.Hell, the only real disappointment I have from the trailer is the fact they're doing the whole "break up the band of friends" trope. That shit is too cliched at this point.
I never watched Jem, but the trailer seems to me that they're progressing sexual inequality in the media.On the one hand you get a 'boys' show like Transformers made into uber-manly movies with huge explosions and testosterone and Megan Fox's butt.So what do you do with a 'girls' show? You take away any sort of adventure or fantasy, because those belong in the domain of boys.
I'm just pissed that Glenn Danzig and the Misfits aren't going to be playing the part of the Misfits. THIS IS BULLSHIT.
The plot is also an episode of The Brady Bunch. In the last scene of the movie, we find out they only picked her to be Jem because she was the right size for the jacket.
I don't even care that Twilight Sparkle's name is a blatant reference to The Last Unicorn's title theme! No really! I DON'T care! You know what? I'm not even going to bring up Pound Puppies continuity issues. I'm just not going to say a word. Because I don't pay enough attention to say anything about it. That's definitely why.
I never actually watched the show, just caught glimpses while zapping... but I still find it outrageous how badly they done the movie. Like, truly outrageous.