The Emoji Movie Review


The Emoji Movie stars T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera and Sofia Vergara.

Inside a phone lives a world of Emoji’s whose only job is to make the correct face when they are chosen by the owner for a message. Gene, a “meh” emoji, is different, he can do multiple expressions and panics when it is his time to shine. He sets out on a journey to be reset so that he can only be a meh, when he teams up with High 5 and Jailbreak.

I was trying to be positive about this film. When it was announced that Emoji’s where getting a movie, the internet was enraged, but I tried to stay positive because I believe that anything film can work as long as it has a decent story and is written well. Unfortunately this film has an awful story as it very lazily written. In a screening for the film, which was about half full, I don’t remember hearing anyone laugh at all, that tells you how bad and lazy the jokes were. They just use poo jokes, fat jokes, “meh” jokes and overly happy jokes, over and over and over and they are the obvious jokes that you see coming from a mile away.

A lot of people have compared the film to Wreck It Ralph which I can see, but I would say it is more like The Lego Movie and Inside Out smashed together in a very bad way. The characters go from app to app (like the characters went from world to world in The Lego Movie) apart from the apps serve no purpose to the plot whatsoever. The characters “go through” apps because it’s “quicker” but they spend, what feels like forever, inside the Just Dance app and pointlessly go down a river inside Spotify and end up getting stuck in Candy Crush just to play the game. It’s lazy and is boring for the audience.

The cast list is great but they are all wasted. I don’t like having James Corden in films because I just see it as himself and it takes me out of the film. I really liked the casting of Patrick Stewart as Poo and could have been hilarious but he is wasted with the awful script. T.J. Miller plays a meh and it feels like he barely had to do anything for the role. It just meant that he could read his lines as dead as he wanted to. He is so much better than this film.

I didn’t even mention the awful dance sequence at the end.

Even children won’t enjoy it. Some movies are so bad they are great, this is just straight up awful in everyway. The 1/10 is for the casting and what could have been.

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

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