Jem and the Holograms (2015) - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Jun 15, 2016
  • It's truly, truly, truly pathetic. One of the worst adaptations ever has to be seen to be believed. How does the Jem and the Holograms movie compare the 80s cartoon?
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  • Neo-Xgray87
    Neo-Xgray87 18 hours ago

    Thank God for us that chickbait gave us an actual Jem and the Holograms movie adaptation on TheXvid that is truly, truly, truly outrageous! But, in a good way.

  • Heavy Metal Mikey
    Heavy Metal Mikey 2 days ago

    Holy hell I forgot this movie existed never seen it never will why am I watching this I don't know why what did you do I Blame You so not cool

  • Ronald Harris
    Ronald Harris 3 days ago

    Best line in the movie #go synergy go,

  • Foreveranoyed
    Foreveranoyed 4 days ago

    Wow that pen looked actually real nice effect

  • the Siborg
    the Siborg 6 days ago

    The only reasons for me to watch this Stephanie Scott and Molly Ringwald
    Them 2 are the only remotely positive things in the film. I'm just glad Stephanie has gone to do insidious chapter 3 and shrugged this role off her

  • Patrick Carlos
    Patrick Carlos 7 days ago +1

    Nah this makes every previous and future generation as well as the current generation hate this generation

  • Stephen Kyburz
    Stephen Kyburz 7 days ago +1

    Sorry Critic, but I can't even watch the full review. You are braver then me.....

  • jo white
    jo white 9 days ago +2

    I posted my comment first before finishing the video, and just WOW that part about the director's screwing over the fans at the end, supreme dick move.

  • jo white
    jo white 9 days ago +1

    Wow, I didn't know this movie existed, and I'm glad I didn't because this review alone makes me hate my own generation

  • Ginger Snape
    Ginger Snape 9 days ago

    Did anyone call that 1 800 JEM SHIT just to see what is was?

  • JadedeaJade
    JadedeaJade 10 days ago

    Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly Truly ...

  • J.G Productions
    J.G Productions 11 days ago +1

    The director went on to make Crazy Rich Asians

  • Mr. Drizz't Do'urdent
    Mr. Drizz't Do'urdent 13 days ago

    That intro though

  • Casper
    Casper 14 days ago

    i remember that my sister forced me to watch this trash when we entered the theater i said to her to call me when this film was over i went home and watched the dark knight intsead

  • Red Coin
    Red Coin 14 days ago

    Lindsay Ellis, you owe the world an apology for insulting the original series. No show deserves this level of disrepect unless it's reality tv.

  • Jalu3
    Jalu3 14 days ago +1

    Now I wanna see a review of 2001's Josie and the Pussycats

  • Jeremy Georgia
    Jeremy Georgia 15 days ago

    I decided to revisit this episode. It has been a while, since I have seen it. I saw this film, when it was free on cable & it just confirmed my apprehensions & disappointments. It shouldn't have been my type of movie, but I wanted to see how bad it was, for nostalgia purposes. As pointed out, it has nothing to do with the original, other than the character names. I did notice something new, though. I was reviewing the end credit montage, and it suddenly occurred me, that they might even be worse than they appear. I would not be surprised, if they collected all those fan videos SPECIFICALLY, so that they could use them to come up with the plot of the movie. Now, if that's the case, then that's really lazy.

  • Zoro's Bankai
    Zoro's Bankai 16 days ago

    I stopped the vid for a moment just to say that "not so scary" jump scare actually scared me
    You underestimated my cowardness 😂

  • All Mouth
    All Mouth 16 days ago

    9:17, you have watched shut up and dance right?

  • Dark Mage Gaming
    Dark Mage Gaming 17 days ago

    All right... I will never forgive
    you for that jumpscare.

  • MoIecuI3
    MoIecuI3 17 days ago +1

    I'm a millennial and this makes me want to punch myself in the face

  • Reina Fernandez
    Reina Fernandez 17 days ago

    24:51 - 27:10
    Couldn't say it any better myself.

  • Galaxy Queen :P
    Galaxy Queen :P 17 days ago +1

    I completely forgot this movie existed....

    • Shawn Fields
      Shawn Fields 7 days ago +1

      Galaxy Queen :P Good. That's the point. If a movie THIS bad comes out, it should be our duty to quickly forget it ever existed. This movie is WORSE than Dragonball Evolution, AND The Last Airbender combined! And I'm fans of both Dragonball and Avatar! At least those awful movies didn't have manipulated footage of fans saying how much they were inspired by Dragon Ball and Avatar, only for the scumbag devlopers come in and edit their footage and claim they were talking about their shitty movies. Dude, it's a shitty practice. I hope they'll make an adaption right someday.

  • Honest Dave
    Honest Dave 18 days ago +1

    You'd think that for movie all about singers they'd cast people who can actually sing

  • Kratos
    Kratos 18 days ago +2

    6:55 That girl is playing that bass upside down! I'm fine with lefties, but don't be so lazy like that.

  • Sidney Price
    Sidney Price 18 days ago +1

    Okay, I understand the Nickleback hate, but can someone explain that Nickleback joke Doug made?

  • Oliver O
    Oliver O 19 days ago

    It's like the Spice World of this generation

  • Dave Hoffman
    Dave Hoffman 19 days ago +1

    Echo from Earth to Echo is laughing at Synergy.

  • IamARobot7
    IamARobot7 20 days ago +1

    *HELP!* Can someone please give me a link to the instrumental soundtrack of the jem movie? The songs are shit but the background music is great. PLEASE!

  • Peter Sherriff
    Peter Sherriff 21 day ago

    looks like a cringy 2010 movie while trying to be A Star ls Born

  • Ulysses the Limitless Spirit

    ROFL Lady Ha-ha

  • ariel warner
    ariel warner 22 days ago

    ok I know I've commented before, but what does it say about this movie if I have only seen the actual film once and this review video of it over 25 times. Maybe because its funnier and leagues better than the failed adaptation of Jem and the Holograms.

  • Zachary Gatt
    Zachary Gatt 22 days ago

    The lesson is never watch a movie that's an insult.

  • JDM
    JDM 25 days ago

    Molly Ringwald is lowkey still kinda hot. Juliette Lewis is, ehh, not too bad, either...

  • Julia Lilienstein
    Julia Lilienstein 25 days ago

    1-800-JEM-SHIT is apparently a toll-free number to buy an as-seen-on-tv product called the Little Giant Ladder.

  • Double Demon
    Double Demon 26 days ago +1

    Originally there was going to be a Jem animated movie back when the show was still on, back in 1986, but it was called off, in favor of the My Little Pony movie

  • jarrod booth
    jarrod booth 27 days ago

    this movie is such a insult and it makes me really mad

  • Fawful117 Chortles
    Fawful117 Chortles 28 days ago +1

    "Kimber, hit a C note."
    *proceeds to whistle Megalovania*

  • LyricalXilence
    LyricalXilence 28 days ago

    The actress playing Jem is more monotone than a Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara put together.

  • Nick Perro
    Nick Perro 29 days ago +1

    Critic: Worst adaptation of all time

    Percy Jackson movies: *hold my beer*

  • Ku Dastardly
    Ku Dastardly Month ago

    You think it was legal what the movie did to the Jem fans who submitted their videos? 🤔
    Unless they consented to some sort of agreement I suppose.

  • Timothy Howe
    Timothy Howe Month ago

    forget watching the movie, that humming thing was so cringe i couldnt finish the review.

  • bullwinkle524
    bullwinkle524 Month ago +1

    This movie makes Super Mario Bros look like a masterpiece

  • Jermaine Morton
    Jermaine Morton Month ago

    I can see why this movie is so bad I’m just looking at the reviews and I hate this movie

  • Phoenix3000 0
    Phoenix3000 0 Month ago

    BH productions should change its name to BS productions

  • Oliver Marijuana Jones

    Ah , yes. The 30 day Sudden Death Mortgage Payment is coming due, out of the blue, another shitty struggling musician movie cliche

  • Matt Way
    Matt Way Month ago

    Due to BB-8’s friend being Dio, I can’t not think of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

  • Jessie Beck
    Jessie Beck Month ago +1

    Imagine if Nintendo did the same to Peach, asking fans what's awesome about playing as Princess Peach in NSMBU Deluxe, but they don't make her playable, and instead, make Toadette playable. That would be considered false advertising!

    • Jessie Beck
      Jessie Beck Month ago +1

      Or if Disney and Nintendo asked their fans what's awesome about having Mario appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet, but they don't put him in there! It makes me wanna sue the both of them!

  • pokeguy zilla
    pokeguy zilla Month ago +1

    You know, when Nostalgia Critic jokes that "I got confused with all the other robots in this movie" he was just talking about the actors in this movie.

  • pokeguy zilla
    pokeguy zilla Month ago +1

    I do videos, and going viral overnight is BULLSHIT!!!

  • Jose Burgara
    Jose Burgara Month ago

    Don’t patronize me 🤣

  • marshelle howe
    marshelle howe Month ago

    Was that Kesha playing one of the Missfits? Or am I just imagining that? Lol

  • Dylan Rivera
    Dylan Rivera Month ago

    The Bayformers movies have. MUCH more respect for the fans and the audience than this piece of garbage film and the the pieces of human garbage that are the directors.

  • Walkertexasdruid
    Walkertexasdruid Month ago

    I fell asleep while watching this. It seems fitting somehow....

  • Dork Blade
    Dork Blade Month ago

    ..."wait till Dragon Ball Evolution is a thing."

  • Erick And Pelos :D
    Erick And Pelos :D Month ago +1



  • Lucille O'Connor
    Lucille O'Connor Month ago

    Wait.. From the trailer I had seen I thought this was an American Girl movie about a gymnist O.o seriously

  • Declan Duck Arthur
    Declan Duck Arthur Month ago +1

    Did Gamora (from guardians of the galaxy) know about this

  • darlenewilburkeener

    Jeez this movie really sucked

  • Takeshi Kujo
    Takeshi Kujo Month ago

    For some reason I always cringe whenever I see the cast through Synergy's point of view. Just that generic, dated sight with them 'jamming it out' while staring at the camera moving their hands and stuff... just brings a disturbed chill down my spine.

  • cameron gooslin
    cameron gooslin Month ago

    Even the transformer movies stick with more stuff then this movie. THIS IS A INSULT TO THE FANS AND EVEN ME! Plus, I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE CARTOON.

  • Timothy Roehm
    Timothy Roehm Month ago

    The fact the directors did that to their fans of Jem and the Holograms cartoon makes me enraged because you can’t do this to the fans of the cartoon then they have the freaking nerve to slap a montage of every single fans about how they like your freaking movie of Jem and the Holograms, is just wow. Imagine if you’re the fans of He-Man and the directors of that cartoon asks you to say how much you’ve been inspired by the cartoons and decided to make a shitty movie adaptation of He-Man where the hero gets sent to the real world and fights Skeletor that looks like he’s wearing a malformed face paint, and that he falls into a bottomless pit into the fiery void, then after that the directors made a montage of us He-Man fans about how much we loved the movie instead of the cartoon. If you said no then you’re absolutely right because the He-Man directors never did that to their fans but Jem and the Holograms directors did. SCREW YOU MOVIE!!! SCREW YOU!!!!

  • Hannah Thompson
    Hannah Thompson Month ago

    Synergy had the personality of Jem's mom in her programming in the original so she was an interesting addition when she had more than a couple seconds in the story. This is annoying

  • Truce Truce
    Truce Truce Month ago

    It’s not even... I just... I’m gonna scream and barf at the same time.

  • Ben Magnez
    Ben Magnez Month ago

    "How do they think this works? If I make a video of myself wanking off immediately someone's gonna come up to me and say "I want to make you famous!"
    Well mate that's exactly what happened to Justin fuckin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaron Buffalo
    Aaron Buffalo Month ago

    Jerrica is like, a legitimate feminist icon at least should have been , i mean business woman, community minded, charitable, what on earth was this meant to be.

  • Stan Wheeler
    Stan Wheeler Month ago +1

    What do you put in your cereal?MALC!!

  • William Maya
    William Maya Month ago +1

    Poor chris pratt and the rock their in a movie that is the what shows up when you google garbage.

  • Timothy Veckranges
    Timothy Veckranges Month ago

    I grew up watching Roughnecks and had no idea that Starship Troopers existed. My childhood was definitely not ruined when I finally watched it lol.

  • Guntherson220
    Guntherson220 Month ago

    8:31 You think *THATS* scary Critic, that movie got a sequel that wasn't good enough for Rob Schneider... let that sink in...

  • Megatron 2000
    Megatron 2000 2 months ago

    it's even worse when you realize the fact that most of all the references and nods to the original tv show, are just from the opining song

  • Mrs. Unsociable
    Mrs. Unsociable 2 months ago

    Look. I’m 40, so I grew up when JEM was at its height of popularity. It was the cornerstone of my childhood for many years. One Christmas, all I wanted were JEM dolls, vehicles, stages, clothes, etc.. I owned a VHS of a few of the episodes (Glitter ‘N Gold), and the series twice on DVD, the second time in the grotesquely pink box set. I really was a JEM girl, as the lyric went.
    I will stay in the glow of that nostalgia. I refuse to read the comic or see this movie. Some things can be updated to fit with the modern times, but JEM is a product of the ‘80s. If they ever wanted to remake it, it needs to be a period piece. To do anything else instantly unmakes it. It’s a show that combined the girlish love of fashion, makeup and boys with car chases, crazy technology, and globe-trotting adventures. We will never have a show like it again and I’m fine with that.

  • Hgm Joker
    Hgm Joker 2 months ago +1

    the origal jem and the holograms was awfulf movie the how was better im a critic btw

  • The Angry Teddy
    The Angry Teddy 2 months ago

    Kool-aid! Kool-aid! Kool-aid! Kool-aid! Kool-aid! Gimme my dang Kool-aid or else! Gimme, gimme, gimme! I want Kool-aid! You know what I want! GIVE! ME! MY! KOOL-AID!

  • RushInGames
    RushInGames 2 months ago

    I think E;R could explain this best, Jems control the media

  • TheGreatHX
    TheGreatHX 2 months ago

    While watching, the words “I hate my life” escaped my lips in a single breath

  • jdalefan
    jdalefan 2 months ago

    Pop is shit, and this movie is proof of that. It's where originality goes to die.

  • jdalefan
    jdalefan 2 months ago

    This is actually making me cringe

  • cubbleshasreturned
    cubbleshasreturned 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who got scared at this part??? 8:27

  • Elliott Bailey
    Elliott Bailey 2 months ago

    17:34 tried calling it it's a real number

    KEVINPRIDGEN7 2 months ago

    That movie really sucks

    • r.w. chambers
      r.w. chambers 2 months ago

      WOW!!! REALLY?!?!!? I MEAN WOAH! MIND BLOWN!! 0_o

  • Furme Wolfy
    Furme Wolfy 2 months ago

    OMG I just realised that the girl from Hayley Kioko's "Girls like Girls" ANDDD Hayley herself are in this trash movie. My gay heart is broken 💔

  • That Nerd You Saw on Youtube

    the supposed C Note was actually a G. They Lied!

  • Jarod Farrant
    Jarod Farrant 2 months ago

    I’m 1000% sure that this movie takes place in the purge universe it makes since why it’s so stupid.

  • Human Glitch
    Human Glitch 2 months ago

    Nostalgia Critic: Nevertheless, she gets dress up as Lady haha
    Laughing ostrich from Family Guy: Haha!

  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

    I think I can explain the pointless TheXvid videos.
    Let’s just say like the Barden Bella’s in Pitch Perfect like trying to escape from a villain lair or disguising for a spy mission. They singing while doing their mission cuz’ they love singing. In here, they change the singing to pointless TheXvid video that has music beats or they just too lazy to make their own Mission : Impossible theme

  • Christopher Cullifer
    Christopher Cullifer 2 months ago +1

    Im someone who didnt growup watching this cartoon, HOWEVER i hav watched the entire cartoon series. Loved it! HATED the insult that was called the life action jem movie, poorly done, no misfits (during movie) hated the gender swap of "Eric Ramond" total RIP off of Jem and the holograms cartoon.

  • Gertrude Gayelord
    Gertrude Gayelord 2 months ago

    Image if the dead dad was actually a sector seven agent and Synergy was Megatron, and the dead dad accidentally built him a new body...

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    this film is like the thunderbirds movie .No not the one from the 60s ,the live action toy advert. but this is actually three hundred times worse.

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    so youtube must have been fairly new when this turd was made .I guess they thought shit we dont have enough to make a film long enough for the cinema.Hey wait a minute these girls get discovered via youtube .Kids like youtube we can just fill in the holes with random youtube videos.The kids will love it

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    im done i hate you ....Whoo ooo hooo ok best friends

  • Some guy who likes memes

    Ok, this couldve been average garbage, but that VERY AWFUL THING THE DIRECTORS DID AT THE END WAS THE WORK OF SATAN!

    But i will proudly admit that synergy looks adorable!

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    wow i didnt know it was so easy.Im going to get a guitar and a webcam

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    if only all those bank led forclosures from the credit crunch had girls being strong for eachother those bankers wouldnt have stood a chance

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    i want to kill you ...Whoo ooo hooo.I love you

  • Danielle king
    Danielle king 2 months ago

    i have noticed in some films that someone makes or finds a thing that could change the world for the better but somewhere along the way thats forgotten about .Like Starks arc reactor that could give the whole world cheap clean plentiful energy which is why he originally started working on it.In all his films and the Avengers movies that plot is just forgotten.How about tv?Well an astronaut crashes an experimental space shuttle and get seriously injured.A bunch of sci fi doctors rebuild his body with advanced cybernetic prosthetics and give him an artificial eye.This tech could help all kinds of people with a variety of disbilities and theres his female counterpart that has a parachuting accident and gets the same stuff but instead of a new eye she gets a new ear.These new medical advances can help the blind see, the deaf hear the crippled walk and both have one new arm each.Yes all this high tech advanced cybernetics is expensive as it is at the cutting edge of science so i guess that would limit its availability but how about giving to injured soldiers?They would seem deserving and they would be able to stay in their job too.Eventually you could make this stuff cheaper so more could benefit from it.Is this ever talked about ?Considered?Once.Some kid gets the same stuff i cant remember what happened to him but otherwise no.The reason is that these people are bionic and as such effectively superheroes.They get this stuff so they can work for some secret organisation but why just two?Why not a whole army?If this technology is not available because one its fucking expensive and two it turns people into superhuman cyborgs well couldnt the sci fi doctors find a way to make their stuff less powerful?So that once the cost comes down more people can have a more independent and fuller life.In the entire run of the shows over the years its just two lucky people that get their lives back.Theres so many shows that dont even bother to adress this sort of thing and others that make up some really silly and convoluted reasons why the thing that will change the world for the better must never be revealed.

  • Rick Booth
    Rick Booth 2 months ago

    i wonder if any of the people who made those videos are watching this

  • Grey Lazy
    Grey Lazy 2 months ago


  • CrazeVerse
    CrazeVerse 2 months ago

    5:09 just makes me think someone on tumblr Would probably say that

  • xXx_Noscope360_xXx poo
    xXx_Noscope360_xXx poo 2 months ago