So you thought Jem and the Holograms would just totally ignore the character of Synergy? Nope. You underestimated the filmmakers. Instead, it looks like they’ve kept the concept and taken a massive dump on it, just like everything else.
Synergy’s a tiny robot who projects old home movies as holograms so that Jem can remember that family is important.
Don’t believe me? Watch the new trailer and try not to throw stuff at the screen.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist