The Emoji Movie; what I have to say

Unfortunately it wasn’t showtime for The Emoji Movie, which hit cinemas in the USA today, i.e. July 28. It releases here in India in August this year and well, it will be the same, nothing better. I stumbled across the flick and I thought to let you all know in advance.

Critics the world over are wondering that why did someone make something like The Emoji Movie. Kids may have waited for the flick for long but all they are in for is sheer disappointment.

As far as the story line goes, it is like this. Phones are ruling the planet and so is everything related to it with emojis adding a significant bit of drama. CinemaCon had made the first announcement about the dull flick in 2016 and people since then are waiting for The Emoji Movie released by Sony Pictures Animation.

Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson had put it in a press release that “The power of emojis is that they allow you to express yourself in a fast and very fun way, and that is what our movie is about: self expression.” The title however seems to lose its meaning ‘express yourself’ midway.

There is a world inside a smartphone owned by a high school freshman named Alex. This place called Textopolis is inhabited by various emojis and this is where the movie has been filmed. There, an emoji named Gene, voiced by T.J. Miller, who is not very happy about himself because he possesses several facial expressions as compared to others, who only have one each. This unhappiness within Gene looms large and Gene wants to become like everyone else.

Everyone at Textopolis has one function and all they do is carry on with that one function or expression till eternity. Every single day, the emoji go to work and wait for their turn to arrive as Alex decides which emoji to use depending on his communication that day. A teacher delivers a lecture on one of the most significant invention in communication history, the emojis, but the movie fails to deliver the ‘important’ bit attached to the existence of emojis.

Others, who have lend their voices in the movie are James Corden, Anna Faris, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph.

The only take away home is for kids as they might realize that staring continuously at tiny screens might not be as good as they think it is.

Movie buffs are in for better stuff to look forward to in August.

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