Director: Tony Leondis
Writer/s: Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, (screenplay and story by), Mike White (screenplay)
Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, and more.
Requested Review from Ashley Waltz!
I truly hate you for this one, Ashley. Okay not really because this is going to be a fun as hell review but still, you get it. Oh boy, here we go… *ehem* Here is another requested review, this time by my dearest friend who wished to see me suffer, miss Ashley Waltz. She requested me to watch this, thing, of a film called ‘The Emoji Movie’. If you did not know this movie existed until now, I am sorry. If you knew this movie existed, I am sorry. If you have already seen this movie, dear lord am I even more sorry. So yes, this is a prime example of Hollywood truly scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to make a movie out of. Well, without further ado, it is time for ‘The Emoji Movie’ to get Oberrated.
“Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.”
You know, I was being optimistic going into my viewing for this. I was thinking maybe, JUST MAYBE, there would be some kind of underlying meaning that we have become slaves to tech and the whole communication via emoji was out of control. SOMETHING, anything to give this movie more meaning than what it seemed like it was going to have… Well, yeah that did not happen. This movie was as bad as anyone could have expected. It basically showed today’s society, not only as it is, but almost glorifying it. I shit you not, there was a line in this movie where it said, “Wow, I like your multiple expression emoji. That is such a great way of expressing your feelings.” … ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? I can’t do this. I can’t do this review. This film was utter garbage. I understand kids movies can sometimes appeal to both adults and children, then there are films that are so mindless that it can only appeal to children, but not this one. I can not even fathom this being fun for children. There were children in the auditorium during my viewing of this movie and I did not hear much of any laughter coming from any of them. Personally, I would not want my child watching this movie. The humor was not funny at all. The story was a garbage knock-off on “Wreck-It Ralph”. Every character was unlikable. Utter trash… Thanks for making me suffer, Ashley. At least I got a fun trash review out of it.