T.J. Miller (Gene Meh), James Corden (High-5), Anna Faris
(Linda Jailbreak), Maya Rudolph (Smiler), Steven Wright (Mel Meh), Jennifer Coolidge (Mary Meh), Patrick Stewart (Poop)
In 2017, the world seems to have become so technology-obsessed
that there's even a movie which will brainwash young children that this is the way the world should be interacting, not with words, but with emoji symbols which are now a feature of
The story takes place in a schoolboy's smartphone, in the city
of Textopolis, where anthropomorphic emoji's go about their daily lives. The happy emojis are always happy and the sad emojis are always sad, which is practically the running joke of the
New to this society is Gene Meh, who isn't sure how to emote
and thus becomes targeted as malware by the phone's security settings.
The biggest problem with the film is that it celebrates the
technology-obsessed society in which we live and therefore becomes a marketing ploy as the main characters have to play a game of Candy Crush so they can escape persecution (this scene actually
goes as far as telling us all the entire rules of Candy Crush, probably so we all download it).
There's little to no point criticising this movie though,
since it made back its production budget four-fold during its cinema run, mostly because it's easy to market an animated movie to young children and their parents during school
Some films I just can't give a mark out of ten