"Jem and the Holograms" cultural significance.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hasbro’s "Jem and the Holograms" and there has been a resurgence of Jem. There is a comic book and a new movie coming out in October. However, with these new adaptations of Jem there has been backlash. In the case of the movie there has been significant backlash with people claiming that the people involved in the film "just don’t get it". What is it that makes the original "Jem and the Holograms" cartoon culturally significant to people? It is important to keep in mind that the cartoon was released in the 80s yet still manages to captivate new children.

  • I think that this is actually a big issue with the upcoming movie, not only within the actors but also the audience. based off trailers that are being played in theaters, the age demographic that this movie is being advertised towards is the same as back during the 80s. the moral that's being told is similar, which is why the movie is being made, but because the most of the people who will see the movie now don't realize that Jem was originally an 80s cartoon, I would agree that a lot of the significance is lost. people just don't realize that Jem has been around for this long. – ANGarcia 7 years ago

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