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If we are trolled in this way, the only answer is to troll right back. Imagine Pixar’s Inside Out spliced with David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, if it had been made by the evil corporation in Videodrome.

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emoji movieTHE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. While both of those films were buoyed by the fact that they were part of a franchise and people were already familiar with their characters, The Emoji Movie also enjoyed that benefit through its familiar concept. As these examples show, kids are more likely to consume media based off of their own attraction to it regardless of the concern of others, which means that The Emoji Movie’s reviews were much less of an issue than they would have been for another type of blockbuster.


Gene is brought back to the text center just as Alex makes it to his appointment. Smiler prepares to have Gene deleted, but Mel and Mary rush in to stop her. Mel reveals his many faces, which makes Smiler throw him in to get deleted as well. Hi-5 and Jailbreak burst through the ceiling and fight the upgraded bot. Jailbreak shuts it off, and the bot falls on top of Smiler. Unfortunately, Alex’s phone is plugged in, and everything on the phone starts to get wiped. Gene enters the cube as Jailbreak scans him. With his multiple expressions, Gene gets Alex’s attention, as all the faces represent how Alex feels about Addie. Alex sends Addie the text, and she likes it. She tells Alex she’ll go to the dance with him. Alex unplugs his phone, and the Emojis are safe.

The rationalization this movie uses for the anthropomorphization of the emoji is weak, to put it mildly. But once that has been taken care of, Gene goes on his hero’s quest in search of the cloud, where he seeks to be reprogrammed so he can do the job he takes so much pride in. He of course has a bumbling sidekick (a high-five emoji) in tow. They enlist the help of the hacker Jailbreak and move through the corridors of their phone. Much labored app humor follows.

In the animated comedy adventure The Emoji Movie, T.J. Miller, James Corden, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera and others provide voices for characters depicting the faces, figures and, ahem, feces that decorate text messaging. praise hands emoji If you’re so excited about the flick that you’re on fire emoji, but the wait for the film’s release on July 28 has you feeling sad face emoji, we’ve got a thumbs-up emoji-worthy something to keep you smiley emoji. A little behind-the-scenes info to keep it 100 emoji.

And also: the film isn’t bad. That was what most people at my screening were saying as they came out blinking into the sunlight, that lilt of surprise in their voice: “Well, it wasn’t bad!” Was it good? Also no. It’s a completely neutral way to spend an hour-and-a-half of your life. It’s just on. It’s there. It’s happening. The 8 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating for The Emoji Movie is a misnomer, because that rating system is designed for actual movies. Asking The Emoji Movie to stick to the structure and form of a movie is like asking a lamp to do maths, or reviewing a dog’s ability to cook a roast dinner. Dogs cannot cook roast dinners because they are not designed to do that. It is unfair to rate them down when they spill a load of roast potatoes onto the floor of the kitchen.

This film is aimed squarely at six-year-olds, and it will make them happy. The humour, the tone, the… everything is very ‘route one’, with most of the jokes puns on what the emojis represent: the elephant emoji has a good memory, et cetera. It’s simple, it’s mindless, it’s a film about emojis. There’s not a lot to it, and if you want a kids’ movie with not a lot to it, well… here’s The Emoji Movie.

The Emoji Movie (originally titled Emojimovie: Express Yourself) is a 3D computer-animated science fiction comedy film that is directed by Tony Leondis, and written by Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White based on the text faces known as Emoji It includes the voices of T.J. Miller, Ilana Glazer, James Corden, Patrick Stewart, Steven Wright, and Rob Riggle. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, the film was released on July 28, 2017, by Columbia Pictures.

The deus ex machina in this film is a Twitter icon. Jailbreak and Hi-5, stranded in The Cloud after Gene is kidnapped by some virus bots, use Jailbreak’s secret princess powers to summon an animated blue bird. It flies them back into the phone on its back. I don’t fucking know.

Gene (T.J. Miller) is supposed to be a ‘meh’, but he has malfunctioned. On his first selection he appears as a multi-emotional emoji, which is seen as a failure in the emoji world. Smiler (Maya Rudolph) is determined to eliminate him, but his friend Hi-5 (James Corden), who has recently been sidelined, wants to help Gene get reprogrammed. Hi-5 enlists the help of Jailbreak (Anna Faris) to do this, but Smiler has sent bots to destroy Gene. Gene and his friends must escape from the bots. Their journey leads them through many applications, including Trash and Dropbox, from where they hope to reach the Cloud. But they must first get through the firewall, which is no easy task.

Set only a few months after the previous film, a princess emoji named Jailbreak (aka, Linda) ventures off into the world of technology along with her two friends Gene and Hi-5, accidentally winding up having to fight Jailbreak’s old rival Damien ( Jimmy Fallon ).

The voice cast is enthusiastic but the material is woeful. Not only is the adventure unfunny and boring, it’s a cynical, undisguised ad for phone apps. For no reason, the characters romp through Candy Crush, YouTube, Spotify, Just Dance and Drop Box, pointing out their excellent features. It’s hideously venal. You may as well just watch an hour and a half of pre-roll ads. At least you wouldn’t be charged for the privilege.emoji movie

Still, it’s tough to judge The Emoji Movie’s full run this early on, and it remains to be seen what kind of staying power it might have at the domestic box office—or how much appeal it’ll hold for international audiences. No matter what happens, though, the film’s strong opening in spite of awful reviews can only have left Sony execs breathing a sigh of relief.

It wasn’t until 1999, many years after his death, that Nabokov’s wish was granted. That was the year that Shigetaka Kurita developed the first set of emojis, 176 in total, for the Japanese telecom company NTT Docomo. (E moji translates to picture character” in Japanese.) These early emojis , designed for cell phone screens, were 12 x 12 pixels large. The icons included a sun, a train, and a game controller. Looking at them now evokes the quiet charm of early internet pixel art; just a few dozen points strung together, and a high-heeled shoe or a rocking horse appears.

Double Take : Gene does it, complete with a Big “WHAT?!” , when Mel tells him he shouldn’t go to work. Smiler later does one when Gene freaks out upon being scanned for Alex’s text message to Addie. The film invites viewers inside a smartphone, where an emoji called Gene has a glitch which allows him to use expressions other than his “meh” face.

The scene in the trailer where Alex finds his phone mysteriously playing Candy Crush Saga during class is not in the movie. That was a few clips being edited into something way out of context. After Gene destroys the text center and Smiler questions if he even is a Meh at all, Mel tells her he’s his “spitting image”.

Really Royalty Reveal : During Just Dance , Jailbreak’s hair and hat fly off her head exposing brunette hair with a crown, revealing she’s really a princess emoji. In the film the characters go through the game’s sugary world! Hi-5 makes the most of his visit! Nom nom nom.

What kept me going was questioning the film. For example, Gene’s parents threw me for a loop. Do emojis have sex? Or do the offspring poof into existence? Is it a conscious decision by the parents? Do you even need two emojis to create an emoji? Can you have a meh”-poop hybrid? Do the food emojis get eaten by the other emojis, since that’s their role” in life? Are the traffic lights in this world the traffic light emojis, meaning they can’t participate and are inherently forced into a life of slavery to the free emojis? If they can leave apps, what’s to stop all the oppressed traffic lights from leaving Textopolis to go to Dropbox? Then you don’t have traffic lights, and the car emojis might rise up against their face overlords because they cannot safely serve their function in society. By the time that train of thought has ended, I’m hearing Gene say for the millionth time that he just doesn’t feel meh” and Hi-5 is making me want to Ctrl+Delete my decision to watch the entire film.

Alex also has a Just Dance app that he gets embarrassed when it suddenly turns on during class. The Emoji Movie is cynical, dull, exhausting, soulless, joyless, pointless, and never, ever funny. But on the other hand, I enjoy the faces of disappointed children, so for me the whole experience was really kind of a wash.

In a schoolboy’s phone live hundreds of walking, talking, smiling (or not smiling) emojis. A young ‘meh’ emoji called Gene (TJ Miller) discovers that he has the power to not just be ambivalent about everything: he can smile and love and cry and, essentially, be many emojis at once. In other words, that he’s – shudder – a malfunction. To fix this, he joins forces with the high five emoji called, um, Hi-5 (James Corden) and a hacker emoji called Jailbreak (Anna Faris) and journeys towards the Dropbox app. Also in this movie: Sir Patrick Stewart as The Poop Emoji.

Just because reviews didn’t put much of a dent The Emoji Movie’s first weekend doesn’t mean they won’t slow its future performance. It still remains to be seen how the film will hold in its second week, with negatively reviewed movies showing a trend of seeing steep drops during their theatrical runs.

Gene and Hi-5 explore some of the other apps in the phone, including Facebook. They reach a piracy app where they hope to find Jailbreak. It appears to be a bar of sorts for trolls, viruses, and spam bots. The two find Jailbreak, who isn’t interested in helping them until she sees that Gene makes multiple faces. Smiler’s bots then enter and start causing trouble by deleting the patrons, forcing the other three to run.

But man, is nearly everything else about The Emoji Movie” intolerable, from its use of acronyms like NBD and OMG as dialogue to its belief that we want to see a character binge on candy, vomit it up, and then eat it all over again to its reliance on romantic subplots to engage us in the story. Words aren’t cool,” a friend of Alex’s says to him, but in The Emoji Movie,” nothing else is cool, either.

The only somewhat respectable components of The Emoji Movie” are its inclusion of diversely shaded emojis and its treatment of a few female characters. Rudolph does a nice job crafting Smiler as a narcissistic, tooth-health-obsessed villain, and although Faris’s Jailbreak unfortunately ends up shoved into romantic-interest territory, her knowledge and her resourcefulness make her feel more three-dimensional than anyone else in the film.

Imagine Pixar’s Inside Out spliced with David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, if it had been made by the evil corporation in Videodrome. That’s more or less the measure of The Emoji Movie , the entirely horrifying new film from Sony Pictures Animation, which is around nine tenths product placement, at least 15 tenths abysmal, and pulsates with molten cynicism on every imaginable level.

Orbital Shot : Gene and Jailbreak have one during a romantic moment in the Spotify app as they ride the quiet soundwave. Due to the way this society work, where emojis can only display one emotion, emojis such as the laughing emoji have to be happy and laughing at all times, even when in serious pain.

Gene is called to Smiler’s office. She tells Gene that because of this mishap, he is a malfunction and must be deleted to prevent anything else happening to the phone. She sends her AV bots after him, but Gene runs into the lounge for popular Emojis. The bots find him and start to cause chaos, but Gene is helped by formerly popular Emoji Hi-5 (James Corden) to avoid detection.

All of Gene’s antics cause the phone’s user, Alex, to think that something is wrong with his phone, so he makes an appointment to have everything on the phone erased. Smiler sends her bots to delete Gene to prevent a catastrophe.

As Smiler prepares to delete Gene, Mel and Mary arrive. Mel reveals to everyone that he is also a malfunction, prompting Smiler to threaten deleting him as well. Jailbreak and Hi-5 arrive and disable the bot, which falls on top of Smiler. Alex has since taken his phone to a store in hopes that a factory reset performed by technical support would restore his phone’s functionality, which would entail total destruction of Gene’s world should such operation complete. Out of desperation, Gene prepares to have himself texted to Addie, making numerous faces to express himself. Realizing that Addie received a text from him, Alex cancels the factory reset just as it nearly finishes, saving the emoji and finally getting to speak with Addie, who likes the emoji Alex sent. Gene accepts himself for who he is and is celebrated by all of the emojis.


The plot focuses on Gene, an exuberant emoji who has more than one facial expression, which is insanely rare in the emoji world. Gene is supposed to be a meh” emoji, but is unsure of what to do with his various other expressions. Gene then enlists the help of his best buddy Hi-5, and the former princess turned code breaker emoji, Jailbreak. They travel through various apps on the phone they inhabit, such as Candy Crush and Just Dance. But when a danger hits the phone caused by the villainous emoji Smiley (a smiling face emoji, if that isn’t obvious enough), it is up to the unlikely trio to save their world before it is permanently erased.

In the human world, Alex gets a text from his crush Addie (Tati Gabrielle). He wants to send her an Emoji, so he starts to select Gene as he is in the cube. However, he panics as he is uncertain what face to make, and he causes Alex to send a weird Emoji to Addie. Gene then latches onto the scanner and causes destruction to the cube.


Patrick Stewart voices the poop emoji. Apparently Stewart himself said that his casting was meant to be a joke. An article about today’s noon premiere of a new movie about architect Benjamin Marshall at the Gene Siskel Film Center. There is no moral to this story. Gene is a villain. He fucked up and nearly got the entire world deleted. He should be killed or put in prison, not elected as the emojis’ new king. I am absolutely livid at this ending.

The writers did a very awful job representing the characters’ roles in the movie. Smiler is depicted as the villain even though all she wanted to do was to protect the Emojis world while Gene, despite being the protagonist, was the one really responsible for all the troubles that happened in the movie, he even caused the death of many characters such as the trolls and the Just Dance girl and almost caused the entire phone to almost have its data deleted. Basically, the movie tries to force viewers to like the protagonist and to despise the villain without giving the usual proper characterization to them as a reason to do this.

But The Emoji Movie is, I think, the first family film during which I’ve cried in pure dismay. It wasn’t quite on a par with Tom Hanks at the end of Captain Phillips – more a furious prickling at the backs of my eyeballs that necessitated a covert dab. But the film’s story of a plucky young text message icon who saves the world with the help of various trademarked, money-spinning apps like Spotify and Candy Crush is so monstrously soulless, so spiritually rancid, that I defy anyone without a vested financial interest to watch the thing without experiencing similar stabs of disgust.

On his journey to change or not change, Gene is accompanied by new pal Hi-5 (James Corden) and tech-savvy punkette Jailbreak (Anna Faris), and chased by his meh parents (Jennifer Coolidge and a perfectly voice-cast Steven Wright) and Smiler’s fearsome delete-bots. Along the way he encounters trolls, always-happy-to-see-you-again Spam and a very elegant-sounding fellow emoji, Poop (Star Trek,” X-Men” and Shakespeare eminence Sir Patrick Stewart).

The rationalization this movie uses for the anthropomorphization of the emoji is weak, to put it mildly. But once that has been taken care of, Gene goes on his hero’s quest in search of the cloud, where he seeks to be reprogrammed so he can do the job he takes so much pride in. He of course has a bumbling sidekick (a high-five emoji) in tow. They enlist the help of the hacker Jailbreak and move through the corridors of their phone. Much labored app humor follows.

So basically he meets this emoji named Hi-5 , who used to be popular, but now isn’t, for obvious reasons. Hi-5 takes him to this hacker girl who can take to the cloud (which I still don’t know because I never watched the movie and just read it on Wikipedia instead) to be fixed. The hacker’s name is Jailbreak, and she turns out to be your average badass heroine clichĂ©.

Indecisive Parody : This movie poorly attempts to poke fun of the excessive mobile phone usage of teenagers, but this is just used to set the stage for the actual story about Emojis. Not helping is that sending a text is what resolves the main problems and nobody learns to appreciate Real Life , making this phenomenon seem totally normal and harmless.

Hollywood studios make films for the money. It would be sweetly naïve to think any different, but there is usually a degree of creative ambition in them. You can want to make money at the same time as wanting to tell a great story. At no point in ‘The Emoji Movie’ is there the sense that anybody felt this was a tale worth telling for any reason but cash. It strains its way into existence, joylessly and illogically limping on until it reaches 87 minutes, so it can fulfil its brief of being about emoji and, technically, a film.

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