Welcome to the secret world inside your phone.
2017 | Color | 1 Hr 26 Min | Animation | PG | Columbia Pictures
Director: Tony Leondis
Good golly miss molly why all the hate? Ok, sure I had no desire to pay well over 50 bucks to take my girls to see what seems like the most ridicules way to cash in on a trend! But who can blame them we have pillows, notebooks, and toys long before this movie came around. And of course, the kids eat this crap up right? Hell, they made a movie for those dang rubber bands a few years ago, and that movie was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E! But this movie well it's not horrible by any means, no it is not great but it is better than Rotten Tomatoes whats to give it. Then again the reviewer was most likely 77 years old not 7.
Once you get past the whole Emojies are alive and well on your phone, the story sheds a very positive light on what those kids hiding behind their phones are going through. It's not about how many likes your post gets or how many friends you have it's about the true friends around you and to be yourself! Sure maybe this 40-year-old got bored with the flick but my kids did not. In fact, my youngest (9) would have been happy to watch it again shortly after the credits rolled she really can't wait for the Blu-Ray to come out. And for all the little kids around us, they seemed to be having a great time. As for us adults hey we laughed a little sure it was at some of the poop jokes but they worked. The whole story worked!
The movie looks good just like you would expect from a video game on your phone. The look and feel are very polished using bright colors through out and dark tones to set the mood but not bring it to a scary place and upsetting the younger crowd. The cast was perfect for the job and fit the "Emoji" of their charters keeping you involved with the story. So look in the end if your kids are bugging you to see Emoji Movie do not let those credits keep you at home. The younger crowd will have fun and you will get to spend some time with them and maybe just maybe you will walk away understanding the world your kids live in just a little bit more.
|So yeah I did not hate it! 3 out of 5.|