THE EMOJI MOVIE (2017 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì

The Emoji Movie—good concept, great voicing—becomes quickly unrelatable. The main difficulty appears to be the use of the Meh Emoji for filling character cast. While Despicable Me works on every level, the same approach to this story falls flat. There needs to be more thought put into the character development to push this film into the watchable class.

Storyline

Gene (voice of T.J. Miller), an emoji who does not behave in the ‘normal’ manner, becomes targeted by bots determined to eliminate and destroy based upon his unpredictable facial responses.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Tony Leondis for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Ben Waisbren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Hi-5 (voice of James Corden), Jailbreak (voice of Anna Faris), Smiler (voice of Maya Rudolph), Mel Meh (voice of Steven Wright), Mary Meh (voice of Jennifer Coolidge), Poop (voice of Patrick Stewart), Akiko Glitter (voice of Christina Aguilera), Flamenca (voice of Sofía Vergara), Spam (voice of Rachael Ray), ‘Devil’ Steven (voice of Sean Hayes), Alex (voice of Jake T. Austin), and Addie (voice of Tati Gabielle).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The concept promises a GREAT movie, but the story falls flat.

Ben Meyers

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