Eager to turn the train around in time for release, Universal has pumped out a catalogue of clips – and a new poster – for its soon-to-be-released adaptation of Jem and the Holograms.

Inspired by the 80s cartoon series of the same name, the studio all but kicked the hornets’ nest earlier this year after revealing a debut trailer that was less than impressive. Since then, production company Blumhouse has assured us that Jon M. Chu’s live-action flick is actually “a great movie,” though today’s barrage of teasers doesn’t necessarily dispel our lingering doubt.

Following the rags-to-superstardom tale of Aubrey Peeples’ title character, the movie documents her humble beginnings as a budding singer operating with little more than a webcam and a shoddy microphone, to one of the hottest pop artists on the planet. Granted, considering the popularity of platforms such as YouTube, Vine, Tumblr and even Snapchat, a breakout act in the vein of Peeple’s lead is a timely story to feature, but its one sugar-coated in schmaltzy genre clichés and sentimentality.

Jem and the Holograms brings together Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica/Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Aurora Perrineau as Shana, with Molly Ringwald, Ryan Guzman, and Juliette Lewis. It’ll open on October 23.

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