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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  • RhythmGrizz
    RhythmGrizz 3 days ago

    This music is dogshit

    EXPLODINGPIG07 3 days ago +1

    Do the live action attack on Titan movie

  • Your Stereotypical Horse Poop

    Hell, even I never seen a single episode of this show and I already hated this movie. Imagine if The Hulk is the fan of the original and his footage was edited, oooooooooooooo

  • keyblade master184
    keyblade master184 5 days ago

    9:23 "OH HOW THEY SCOFT!"

  • LottiLizzi- Gatcha/Gaming

    This trash can’t even breathe the same air as the original. Gonna go watch original Jem to clean my eyes, it’s far superior.

  • Meegakarla 1512
    Meegakarla 1512 7 days ago

    Critic in a wig kidpnda looks like muchstastic Patric

  • The King of Nerds
    The King of Nerds 7 days ago +1

    We still love you

  • Casper
    Casper 9 days ago

    This would be one of those movies I would fall asleep to in the first second

  • Potato_Chii
    Potato_Chii 10 days ago

    Wait...doesn't this whole movie's plot kinda remind anyone of The Cheetah Girls? Just with a robot friend?

  • killeing
    killeing 11 days ago

    I'm actually more interested in the Misfits than I am Jem from this entire movie. I never saw the show but for gods sake, the characters in this one? What was their goal, what inspired them to do this, why call themselves the misfits, what's with their choice in style, and more importantly, how the heck did 4 self-centered teens come together to form a dysfunctional bad?! I am 1,000 times more interested in their backstory than the one Jerrica spent TWO FREAKING HOURS TO CONFESS JUST TO DELETE IT IN THE END >_

  • Bloodthirstyskull813
    Bloodthirstyskull813 12 days ago

    OK let me get this straight critic you're telling me or anyone else that this movie was just insulted? for what reason? sometimes i don't understand you're point but this? i never heard of Jem of the holograms cartoons or this. at least i had to agree with you..ok that's explains nothing to me case dismissed i tried sorry sometimes it would of help with a Stephen king pet sematary remake or not :/

  • Detective Bohobe
    Detective Bohobe 12 days ago +2

    Every time you see someone say [insert other movie adaptation] is the worst movie adaptation of something, tell them to watch this review.

    This...this movie is insulting.

  • Julie Porter
    Julie Porter 14 days ago +1

    The opening just..... frightened me.
    I loved Jem the series. It really stuck with me. I loved the characters and it was deeper than most people thought.
    I loved the series which is why I hate the movie. Actually, I hated the graphic novel comics too.
    The only thing I will defend is that Synergy getting smaller. Technology does get smaller as time goes on. Computers for example. It fits the modern setting.
    Now if they kept it set in the '80's that would make sense.
    But.. but that means Erica/Eric knows Jerrica and Jem are the same person.
    Could they at least remake the original songs?
    Okay admittedly, not selling the technology to repair their financial woes is an Original Sin from the animated series. But I guess they were afraid it would end up "in the wrong hands."
    That was a cruel trick to play on the fans. Isn't that false representation that is borderline illegal?

  • Akachan No Tatsumaki
    Akachan No Tatsumaki 15 days ago

    Oh you'll be famous a meme!

  • Komrad_Emerald
    Komrad_Emerald 17 days ago

    I didn't know this adaptation existed until now, and I'm a dedicated Nostalgia Critic and Cinema Sins follower. Should say something about A. My life, and B. This movie's popularity.

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez 20 days ago

    8:50 srly, she sucks.
    An insult to all creators out there

  • Vincent Ehard
    Vincent Ehard 20 days ago +2

    Stupid ass shit the movie

  • Rack Roll
    Rack Roll 20 days ago


  • Rack Roll
    Rack Roll 20 days ago +1

    Critic, why do you dislike Nickleback?

  • Jeff phillips
    Jeff phillips 22 days ago


  • Taylor Evandale
    Taylor Evandale 23 days ago

    This movie is bad, it makes Alvin and the Chipmunks look less annoying.

  • David James
    David James 26 days ago +1

    Why's this movie got so much monologuing in it? For a supposedly fun movie about a band, it's just loads of mopey lines, done in a I'm-so-sad tone to try and get viewers to nod their head in appreciation.

  • Kaden Kim
    Kaden Kim 26 days ago

    “That’s like taking footage of people saying how much they love Star Wars and editing it to make it look like they were talking about The Phantom Menace!”
    Doug, I think that might be a bad example...

  • MforMovesets
    MforMovesets 26 days ago

    You said people who are famous for the sake of fame are the butt of jokes. Yeah guess what, the TheXvidrs at the end wanted to be famous and became the butt of the joke of the creators of that movie. They absolutely deserved that fate.

  • Deuce Moncura
    Deuce Moncura 29 days ago

    13:25 that is undeniably the best face the Critic has ever made. Someone make a GIF out of it!

  • josh easter
    josh easter Month ago

    You should go by “the critic” rather than just “critic”

  • chico fnaf
    chico fnaf Month ago

    6:26 How did they did it ?!?!?!

  • Lucas Pospeshil
    Lucas Pospeshil Month ago +1

    I think the idea of a video getting only FIVE dislikes is...


  • Robert Miller
    Robert Miller Month ago

    But the chart says...

  • ariel warner
    ariel warner Month ago +3

    I remember watching the original Jem and the Holograms one summer back in middle school and I loved it. I even listened to the music and sang along to it afterward. The best part about the cartoon was that Synergy was so indescribably awesome then I saw the poor excuse for a robot dog commercial they tried to pass off as synergy in this movie and honestly warrants a Big Mouth anger quote from Morey (look it up). Jem was a character that was once mentioned alongside such icons as Barbie and this movie just crapped all over that. I recommend the original cartoon hands down.

  • Francis Hudgick
    Francis Hudgick Month ago +2

    The 80’s rocked! This generation sucks hairy, STD infested balls!!! As far as the cultural and modern music Industry!!!

    • Seth Silverstein
      Seth Silverstein 25 days ago

      'Hairy, STD infested balls' summed up the 80s right there

  • SSchithFoo
    SSchithFoo Month ago

    Hey asshole, dont talk shit about Phantom Menace. It is the best in the series and way better than TLJ u shills admire so much.

  • T Shoemake
    T Shoemake Month ago +2

    This is by far, THE WORST ADAPTION OF ALL TIME!! Give Dragon ball: Evolution credit, it follows siltch from the source, but ateast THEY didn't conned their fans over, this film goes beyond to piss off the fanbase

  • Alyssa B
    Alyssa B Month ago +2

    Honestly this movie could be called something else and no one would notice it was supposed to be a Jem movie

  • Nikki Mapp
    Nikki Mapp Month ago +2

    songs were good. but it wasnt a good movie. jem the cartoon focused really on jem having a foster home full of girls and her dad left her half of his company and synergy a computer . so when they did this movie it didnt focus to much on her dad the record label or synergy. and how jem became jem. it was really boring. i hope they reboot it better than ever and where are the misfits.

  • Jacob Pascale
    Jacob Pascale Month ago +1

    Max Steel is SO much worse!!!

    BABBY BOBABS Month ago +1

    9:38 You know, cause rock stars have NEVER made up personas for their music. *cough cough* Ziggy Stardust *Cough cough*

  • Rack Roll
    Rack Roll Month ago

    So Synergy is duplicating the questing process of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic.

  • Ginger Snape
    Ginger Snape Month ago +1

    Germ, Germ, she's truly contagious. Truly, truly truly contagious.

  • the Cannon
    the Cannon Month ago

    I know were most of there budget went it went to Dwayne the rock Johnson for a small cameo

  • Eesh SinGer
    Eesh SinGer Month ago

    jeez they ruined zakk wylde's gibson moderne

  • Nichole Mitchell
    Nichole Mitchell Month ago +1

    I watched the cartoon and loved it. But I saw the commercial for this movie and would not see this monstrosity! This was an insult to jem!

  • Kanye Chan
    Kanye Chan Month ago

    The opening 💀

  • The Smart-Casual Gamer.

    Quick! Ruin ANOTHER Hasbro property!

  • Anne Matusiewicz
    Anne Matusiewicz Month ago

    I'm so sorry, I just couldn't finish the review. The movie was THAT BAD.

  • joy bergemann
    joy bergemann Month ago +1

    The cartoon was way better.

  • Squirrel Queen
    Squirrel Queen Month ago

    Atleast Hayley kiyoko is in it to make it better 😥👌

  • Shnucka Productions


  • Exploding Tomahawks
    Exploding Tomahawks Month ago +1

    I've never seen the cartoon and this movie pisses me off.

    • KaMui1987
      KaMui1987 Month ago +1

      Believe me.
      For 1987 the cartoon was actually quite entertaining (especially music-wise).
      It is still - especially for people who are really into the spirit of the 80s (that'd include me).

  • CrispyDragons
    CrispyDragons Month ago

    Goddammit Doug, everybody knows the obvious joke was "Statutory Park." Try harder.
    I actually have a friend who loves this film AND is a fan of the Jem cartoon and the more recent comics. It's the only opinion of hers that I can't accept.

  • Spiritpyro
    Spiritpyro Month ago

    I am watching this on my phone and it has lasted me 10 freakin hours

  • bollacaj
    bollacaj Month ago

    Would watch TAM(staR)

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    Ultimately I think it’s a good movie, just not a good adaptation of “ Jem and the Holograms” does anybody agree???

    • TheMarkmcr
      TheMarkmcr Month ago

      +Michael Milligan thanks!:-)

    • Michael Milligan
      Michael Milligan Month ago

      TheMarkmcr honestly it’s kind of a ridiculous movie, but it makes no apologies for its cliched teen girl movie vibe. However it does say something about the duel personality that we all face... who we are, and who we are when people are watching, and how to embrace everything about yourself .At the end of the day, for better or worse , both sides are you. The music scenes are really fun and compelling, and I don’t enjoy movies with long “ song breaks” . As a whole an entertaining watch.

    • TheMarkmcr
      TheMarkmcr Month ago

      What reasons do you believe it's a good movie? No spoilers please. Never seen the cartoon either, and I'm interested in looking for a copy online, but want to make sure it's worth it.

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    Okay, you’re not a Jem fan, otherwise you could appreciate what they were trying to do, though they missed...

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    Okay what is wrong with them using 80’s fans in the movie??? I think it’s a celebrity moment!!!

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    Okay, did you watch the movie? Of course they couldn’t walk in!!! Erica Benton is horrible!!! My biggest question was why did they take her earrings and put them in a box, and put them in a safe? In real life, she would have just put them in her pocket!!! That’s like basic!!! Further more why did Jerrica let them take her dads earrings and put them in a safe, instead of just putting them in her bag... just saying...

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    So when are we gonna see you jerking off and see what will do better... challenge!!!

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    But it’s a great movie, with amazing songs, amazing performances, and a great story line... if it wasn’t a “Jem and the Holograms “ movie version... it would have been a great movie!!! It’s a good movie, but not a good Jem movie!!! So let’s be kind!!!

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    So initially I knew I wasn’t going to like this movie, because it was so far from the source material, and they could have done an amazing “ romantic/ syfi” film...

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    Jericca was shy and Jem let her do what she couldn’t... and yes a video of a girl singing about being alone is tiresome, but the imagery is special!!! The purpose of the TheXvid videos, as I’m sure you are aware, is to illustrate, TheXvid and how effective it is.

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    BTWS you have a over a million followers, I think a video of you jerking off would definitely make a wave!!!

  • Michael Milligan
    Michael Milligan Month ago

    Okay, I never saw this movie in the theaters... I just saw the trailers and it was so far from “Jem and the Holograms” cartoon I was, understandably upset... I understand it was trying to be relatable to kids today. But I had no interest in seeing this movie other than it was the “ Jem and the Holograms “ movie!!!

  • communist boiii
    communist boiii Month ago +1

    This peace of shit was almost created the same day as My brother was born 2015 november 10

  • Blob Brothers
    Blob Brothers 2 months ago

    does anyone still remember the movie/animated series/book series called: (HORRID HENRY)?

  • Taylor Zeus
    Taylor Zeus 2 months ago

    Literally at 5:38 I rolled my eyes so hard I got so dizzy I threw up and then the actual move me made me throw up even more

  • Mats F.
    Mats F. 2 months ago

    Best movie of the year in the Bizarro world.

  • thematrixdll
    thematrixdll 2 months ago

    16:57 I think NC tried to tell us something here

  • Kirk Bupkis
    Kirk Bupkis 2 months ago +1

    Holy fuck this movie is so stupid it hurts.

  • Bryson 101
    Bryson 101 2 months ago

    Dont drink the cool lade

  • Zack Van Delinder
    Zack Van Delinder 2 months ago +1

    I was convinced this movie was made by someone who hated the source material and millennials and made this as a hit piece on both

  • Ethan Lynch
    Ethan Lynch 2 months ago +2

    Sinergy looks like echo from earth to echo

  • SoulOfaLiar
    SoulOfaLiar 2 months ago

    Wait, no. Pokémon Indigo League did NOT exist solely to sell toys.

    It existed because of the theme song.

  • SoulOfaLiar
    SoulOfaLiar 2 months ago


  • InvestedGman
    InvestedGman 2 months ago

    9:18 Only Dsp Wish that would happen but we all know that won't never happen.

  • Lillian Rose Fraser-Gray


  • Alex Dusfraine
    Alex Dusfraine 2 months ago +1

    This movie is so terrible, I couldn't finish watching the review.

  • Bill Jacobs
    Bill Jacobs 2 months ago +1

    And then Tamara kept the wig...

    RANJIT P 2 months ago +1

    I have never saw this Movie But is the worst.

  • Game Shark
    Game Shark 2 months ago +1

    Never rely on a chart to make your movie or the people who love charts

  • Siân
    Siân 2 months ago +1

    The casting is terrible

  • Jason Tate
    Jason Tate 2 months ago

    Honestly I love "The Phantom Menace". I would be proud if I were in a video talking about the movie. I'm not the only one who loves the prequel movies as much as the originals and Sequel. I really don't understand the hate the prequels get.

    • Bill Jacobs
      Bill Jacobs 2 months ago

      Ugh, fine, I'll take that gauntlet and...admit that I don't hate the prequels either. Especially Episode 1. I think the criticism stems from two directions; one, on a technical level, it does have flaws with pacing and fluff. From the other direction, it does have stuff that is just annoying, and by "stuff" I mean "Jar Jar Binks". So it has things to bother both snobs and the casual movie goer. That said, it had some good action, some good acting (Liam Neeson is pretty awesome in most things), the effects were good, and honestly, I think there just might be a little bit of impatience with people getting so upset at the scenes of talking. I get bored if people are talking about nothing at all, or dragging out conversations, but movies were people discuss plans and big issues, that's fine--those are interesting conversations. If you don't like more than 2 minutes of talking, you might have ADD.

  • Batatek
    Batatek 2 months ago +2

    I would so watch Malc.

  • Tor Nordmark
    Tor Nordmark 2 months ago

    That entire "Everything falls into perfect harmony" thing just reminded me of this quote.
    “If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.”

  • RummyKun
    RummyKun 2 months ago +1

    I'd watch Malc

  • Jan Bittner
    Jan Bittner 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who read the title as Jew and the Holocaust?

  • BollyBibby
    BollyBibby 2 months ago +1

    I never even watched the show and just the clips of the movie from this review were insulting to me

  • raegsempai
    raegsempai 2 months ago +1

    This video is so creepy

  • Dawn Breaker
    Dawn Breaker 2 months ago

    This movie predicted the energy used in Pokken Tournament

  • BigBoomer101
    BigBoomer101 2 months ago +1

    Can't wait for the sonic 2019 movie to come out so you can insult it. Unless its ok or actually good

  • Raphael Simard
    Raphael Simard 2 months ago

    Amazing!! Thanks Critic!! 😊

  • manuel turza
    manuel turza 2 months ago

    22:26 kimber just got the raditz treatment

  • It’s Metroid man
    It’s Metroid man 2 months ago +1

    Nostalgia Critic movie make that real please

  • Moracha !
    Moracha ! 2 months ago

    Thank god it’s not Rebecca Black!

  • Rachael Curran
    Rachael Curran 2 months ago

    what is jem

  • Two Face
    Two Face 2 months ago


  • Laura Celestini
    Laura Celestini 2 months ago

    How can you do that? I mean... transforming a brilliant, rich music businesswoman that changes herself into a brilliant, cool rockstar thanks to a brilliant, cool super hologram computer... into a sad, adolescent - with a sad mini robot that talks about her father - who becomes famous with TheXvid!!! BLOODY HELL! And Rio... what happened to the poser, ken-like man who betrayed Jerrica without shame?? He was disturbing, but not as this movie!

  • Nath G.
    Nath G. 2 months ago

    "Thanks for watching! If you're still reading this we regret to inform you that we have nothing else to add, but know that your dedication to the show more area of text will always be remembered in our hearts."
    GODDAMMIT DOUG, you can make me cry from hitting a button on TheXvid.

  • Archie Buchan
    Archie Buchan 2 months ago +1

    Navy seals, moments before shooting Osama Bin Ladin,
    “You fucking pigs can’t kill our ideas”
    “The only thing going through your heads are gonna be a bullet ,goat-fucker”
    Molly Ring-“that’s it, that’s is. Osama, hit a C note”
    “Oh, what the hell Mrs Ri-“
    “HIT A C NOTE”
    *Everyone hits a C note*
    “I’m sorry for killing so many of your citizens for no valid reason”
    “I’m sorry for calling you a goat-fucker”
    “I love you, bros”
    *Everyone hugs*

  • Becky The Epic Nerd
    Becky The Epic Nerd 2 months ago

    I want to be director i have the charts!!!
    Well that makes you CHART MAN

  • Erif The fox
    Erif The fox 2 months ago

    I disguise my self as an over positive fox wears a top hats and hate over positivity