The Emoji Movie movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The Emoji Movie is an animated family comedy with bad jokes, ‘meh’ ideas and a horrible pace. Although it looks fun and imaginative from the outside, it’s a boring, forgettable and defective mess.


Hidden inside your smartphone is the city of Textopolis, the home to all emojis who are each expected to portray one expression. Gene, a ‘meh’ emoji with multiple expressions, sets out on a journey to become normal after he is labeled a malfunction.

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Movie details

Director: Tony Leondis
Cast: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Jake T. Austin
Writer: Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, Mike White
Release Date (Australia): 14 September 2017
Runtime: 86 minutes/1h 26m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (G)

The film contains very mild thematic elements such as crude humour and scenes that feature sense of threat and peril.

Violence (G)

The film contains scenes of very mild animated slapstick violence.

Coarse Language (G)

The film includes a cut-off term using the words “oh sh…”.

mpaa rating

PG (for rude humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Emoji Movie is ? (meh)… Get it? No? Well, that’s basically the entire movie summed up in one line; that, stupid and utterly boring. Not only is it completely obvious to those who have actually seen it or for those who can accurately judge a movie based on its trailer, but it’s reported that children were squirming in their seats while sitting in the cinema. This may just be the worst animated family comedy of all time.

The worst thing about The Emoji Movie is just how insanely boring it is and how weak the entire concept is. The film focuses on an emoji who can portray multiple expressions, so he goes on the run with two other misfits and it’s just a borefest of an adventure inside the smartphone. Whoever decided to do an animated family adventure-comedy about emojis actually had a good idea, but it needs to match with a good story.

And it’s not just one of those slapstick films that kids will love and adults will hate, it’s exceptionally boring for all audiences. The characters are horribly-designed and fail to be engaging. The writing in every other area of the film is terrible and there’s very few jokes that are even acceptable for children’s humour. James Corden’s voice performance is super-annoying and for goodness sake! It’s such a boring film! Keep yourself and kids away.

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