The Emoji Movie

2017 • 86 minutes
3.41K reviews
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Take an adventure in the secret world inside your smartphone to Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), who is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal”, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, these unlikely heroes embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene!
3.41K reviews
Kyle Vansteelandt
December 30, 2020
When I think of animated atrocities, I usually think of them as very low budget wit badly rendered animation, bad voice acting, and one dimensional characters. The emoji movie may have a high budget of 50 million dollars with high production value, an all star cast, and colorfully cute animation. But don't ever let that fool you. The story treads into far familiar ground of "Wreck-it-Ralph" and "Inside Out"; for the wreck it ralph, nobody seems to like the main character for doing something they shouldn't be doing, so he goes on a quest through different places (in wreck it ralph, it's different games. In the emoji movie, it's different apps) to earn their purpose with some help of his friends, without the main character in sight of the other characters main home they will all be gone (in wreck it ralph, the staff are going to pull the plug out of the game to cancel it. In the emoji movie, the owner of the phone named Alex is going to shut down his phone and wipe out all of the apps), until in the end, he has to be himself. And for inside out, a human character is using the little emotional characters (in inside out, it's emotions that express's the person's feelings, than the human malfunctions with unfitting inappropriate feelings. In the emoji movie, it's emojis that is a modern invention on a cell phone that also expresses emotions, but the phone owner uses the emojis as a sign of what they are feeling, and the actual emoji is also a malfunction by making wrong faces). There is also a romance aspect in the film. That is how unoriginal the emoji movie is. But that's not all: The comedy is nothing but just abysmal filler. Every single moment of comedy is anything but positively funny; they are trying very hard to make this a laugh-out-loud comedy, but they've failed miserably because all of the humor is poorly executed; it's stale, dumb, embarrassing, annoying, utterly simplistic, unacceptable for a children's movie, some of the comedy escalated way to fast, and most of the comedy is rude humor that goes to the extreme which makes this an offensive bad-natured cartoon. The pacing seems a little off; with Gene, Jailbreak, and High five, there is an explanation about why Gene the Meh emoji is out on an adventure to fix himself as a real meh, but it's to forget why he is going on this adventure because one: the explanation was a little too fast and two: the movie tries it's best to be charming and entertaining which is very distracting. With the meh parents, the pacing is a little slow because of how the parents were talking which declines the high energy. All of the emoji characters has to stick with one feeling, even in terrible or satisfying situations, and that is very ridiculous. The crying emoji cries even when something great has happened, the laughing emoji laughs even when something catastrophic happens. Gene and his parents are meh emojis and they are the movie's main focus. The cast who voices them are supposed to be these characters, and these characters have no depth at all. How did that all turn out? it makes this movie so monotonous, flat, and dull. High five (James Corden) is an annoying supporting character; he spends the whole movie being a complete chatterbox that has a sugar addiction and barely helps out at all. The main antagonist is Smiler and she is one godawful villain; just like every character in the film, she is one-dimensional, annoying, bland, and the voice actor (Maya Rudolph) has to stick with one emotion to the character. Patrick Stewart voices the poop emoji. That concept destroys the magnificence of Sir Patrick Stewart and you will never be able to take him seriously anymore. Most of the dialogue really needs to be improved and so is the entire movie, and the only way to fix that is to not make this movie at all! It is a horrendous example of a family film. To conclude: my only reaction to the emoji movie was the exact same face of the meh emoji. Not because that it's "meh", but because it's preposterously disposable, soulless, stale, and annoying. Not recommended to anyone at all!
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November 13, 2017
Here, my childrens is hell, the home of satan and uncreativity, this movie steals the stories behind other fantastic movies. The fact that they randonly thought of making a movie of a bunch of retarded lemon faces makes me question a lot of things. Such cash grab Idea, being one of the worst movies in history. It is funny how people thinks that childrens are just trying to be cool by being stuck in they're devices and using annoying emojis 24/7 dabbing, and doing more questionable things. just dont watch it, its better watching other movies than this (well at least in my opinion), But if you like it, well i wont judge ya, im not mad at the ones who likes it, just mad at the ones who just thought that making a movie of emojis was a great idea.
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A Google user
October 20, 2017
This movie brought life to the universe. It unveiled a new wave of Light, believe it or not. When I was a mere child, the movie had released. Every single planet and moon in the solar system was terraformed from the pure beauty of this movie. The two hour long Just dance 2017 ad (now available on google play and the app store) grew tropical, lush jungles on Venus, melted the polar ice caps to form oceans on Mars, and turned Titan into a plateau covered canyon world. This movie ensured the survival of the human race, as Earth was slowly destroyed from our own guilty pleasures. But, as I wake from my slumber, witness the beautiful sun rise in the capital city of Mercury, I now realized something: from now on all my documents, pictures and videos will be stored on Dropbox.
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