Top 10 Biggest Problems with The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie is the second worst movie to come out in 2017! Pretty much everything about it is terrible! And I'm gonna tell you why it's the worst animated film of all time!

The Top Ten

1 It's a Ripoff of Wreck-it Ralph, Inside Out, and the Lego Movie

Even before the movie came out, people were already calling it a ripoff of these movies! Think about it! The main character wants to feel like he belongs, so he goes out on an adventure through different apps! That sounds very similar to Wreck-it Ralph! The characters all live in a phone and we have a subplot involving a human character whom the emoji characters help out! Kind of like Inside Out! And the overall concept of taking something the children love to use and turn it into an entire movie is basically like the Lego Movie! The only thing is, all three of those movies were good! The Emoji Movie isn't! They basically took the ideas of all 3 of these movies and put them all into one without the things that actually made those movies good! The entire movie is unoriginal! No effort was put into it! This is just lazy! It's plagiarism!

Ralph got his revenge on Gene Meh in his new sequel, but with WAY more product placement, going as far as ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING Disney related, Anti Virus companies and Fortnite. Not even Emoji Movie is stupid enough to go that far. Wreck it Ralph 2 is The Emoji Movie ripoff taken too far.

YES. The reason The Emoji Movie is one of the worst is that having an overload of unfunny pop-culture references and having a movie about EMOJIS is one thing, but having the plot itself practically plagiarizing moves it into a whole different LEAGUE.

Saying The Emoji Movie sucks is like saying "The sky is blue" or "Water is wet". We kind of get it by now. I think it's time to move on to something else and not give this crap chute any more attention.

True that it doesn't need attention, but if we don't make a deal of it this is more likely to reoccur. If we to stop hate, there are bigger fish to fry! But, yeah

2 It's a Movie About Emojis

Even if the movie ended up being good, IT'S STILL A MOVIE ABOUT EMOJIS! "Kids love emojis, so let's make an entire movie about them! " This entire concept is stupid! You can't really tell much of a story with emojis! I'm one of the few people who defended the Lego Movie before it came out because legos were made to tell stories with! THESE ARE EMOJIS! Just random faces and objects on an iPhone keyboard that are used for texting! Did we really need to know if emojis had feelings? No! No we didn't!

Uuuuhhhhh... this reason deserves an excuse because it’s called The Emoji Movie, so of course it’s mostly going to be about emojis.

The lego movie was based on toys that hurt when you step on them but yet everyone loves it. I don't understand when a company makes a movie about overrated bricks it's so good but when you make a movie based on faces to express something in text it's the worst thing ever.

Here's the thing: Emojis are trends common to the internet and social media; LEGO is something productive.

Hmm. What should we make a movie about? Ooh, I know! Since kids love emojis, let's do that! Please! Kids love farts, but have you seen a movie about a guy called Pollution going on a journey to smell bad? NO! At least with angry birds there were enough backstories in the game for character development in the movie! EMOJIS ARE EMOJIS! There is no inspiration behind their creation aside from a desire to express everyday things while texting, so why not make a movie called The Everyday Things Movie! I'll tell you why-it's dumb as hell! Why not make a movie about Siri while you're at it! They could have made a 3D movie about Popeye, but NO! Emojis could not wait. I finish with this: THE EMOJI MOVIE IS NOT A GOAL! (shout out to Nigerians who hate this movie! )

3 The Jokes Aren't Funny

First lf all, I want to salute MegaSoulHero. Now I want to say this -
NEVER watch the emoji movie!
It's a complete waste of time with the dryest jokes ever! Ninety nine percent of the jokes are poop jokes!
Then there's the part where Gene thinks he's falling and gives us a VIP view of his oversized mouth, which I did NOT appreciate!
And of course, the joke about Gene knocking over the "elderly" was DRY! And the 'Oh, my poor ol' crappy colon! ' made it even worse!
What was the budget for this movie? Five bucks?! Or maybe for FREE?!
I strongly advice you do NOT, under any circumstances watch thos stir fry of crap!

Wanna know how many times I laughed! ZERO! I did not laugh at all during this movie! None of the jokes were funny or clever! Well actually there was this one part where Gene accidentally knocks over a group of emoticons and they act like old people. I almost found that joke funny, but then they immediately ruined it by having one of them say "My colon! " This movie almost had one funny joke and they managed to ruin it! Wow! One of the characters is actual crap and his only joke is that he's crap! All of his lines are poop jokes! Mr. and Mrs. Meh's only joke is that since they're "meh" emojis, they constantly have to speak in a bored tone! It gets old very fast! None of the jokes hit their mark! It's not one of those movies that I can laugh it for how bad it is! As much as I hate Foodfight, at least there were moments where the animation got so bad to the point where it was laughable! Don't get me wrong, Foodfight is still one of the worst animated films ever made, but the Emoji Movie ...more

I laughed at things that weren't supposed to be funny

This movie has not a single chuckle

4 It's Boring

To be completely honest, the plot is that a "meh" emoji (already dumb) has a "malfunction" and he can't make a "meh" face (HOW). To fix himself, he makes himself a criminal and takes a hand (high five emoji) with him to find a hacker. They go through various apps (advertised obviously) like just dance, spotify, candy crush, and whatever app those bunny things come from and they have to get to the cloud, another technology thing they tried to turn into a world in this terrible movie. Then the human who owns the phone tries to delete the phone. Somehow the meh emoji decides to send his crush a text making his faces that he can make because he is a malfunction. Somehow, the download pauses for this text, it works, yay. Also, the "Emoji Pop" is plain stupid, like peekaboo with different faces. This whole movie is a bust, and it is insanely boring.

If you are just someone who thinks, "Oh there's nothing wrong with the emoji movie! " you are just one of those people who just looks at the screen and watches the things on it move. But if you actually consider the plot, there is literally no point in this whole movie. To be honest, you don't need to even consider the plot to know how terribly boring and pointless this movie is.

Let me just say that most people probably didn't know anything about what the movie ripped off or why it was bad until they maybe watched it again and analyzed it now that they knew what was happened. What they obviously did know was that it was really boring and bad, plain and simple.

The final action scene, like, to save the day, has a meh emoji making smoochy faces at a scanner. Need I say more?

5 It's a Commercial for Mobile Apps

This was the most enjoyable part of the movie. It's interesting to see how digital characters react to their own enviroment when it's something like apps or games. That's about what I enjoyed from the film though

When Gene and his friends are trying to make him become a "meh" emoji, they go through a bunch of mobile apps! Which leads to what is the longest commercial for mobile apps! I wonder how much the owners of these apps paid to get them in this movie! They aren't even subtle about this product placement! There's an entire scene that takes place in Candy Crush! In that scene, they're saying "we must get you to the bottom by matching other candies" and that's exactly what they're doing! They're playing Candy Crush! And it drags on for so long! It makes the Krispy Kreme product placement in Power Rangers seem subtle! They also go into Spotify and you hear songs such as Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) and Cheerleader! There's a scene in which Gene's parents go into the YouTube app and they're watching Pen Pineapple Apple Pen! They also distract some robots by putting on Surprised Kitty! Because YouTube is best known for cat videos! So unoriginal! They also go into Instagram and change the filter of ...more

Wreck it Ralph 2 is a ripoff of The Emoji Movie and was made only to get revenge on Sony for ripping them off first. Ralph 2 was a major commercial for the emoji movie but with even more product placement and FORTNITE(Ralph travelling to Fortnite and doing Fortnite dances including flossing and Yesss showing him the battle bus image). Please, Ralph anything but Fortnite. Emoji Movie rocks. FORTNITE SUCKS. At least Gene can't floss as there is no sequel to it so far except if you count its ripoff.

Nobody likes ads! Everyone agrees! How about making an app with just ads, and removing the ads from the other apps. And also, have the ads be more interestingly classic, not modernized. I had enough with modern 2010s commercials which are so annoying. And this movie is a nightmare come true. A movie about nothing but FILLER!

6 The Characters are Uninteresting

Something that each movie has to do is at least make the characters likeable and relatable! That was not the case with this movie. I did not like any of the characters in this movie! Most of them were just bland! They expect us to relate to Gene, but how!? We're not emojis! The characters were also very underdeveloped. The most developed character is Jailbreak and the only development she gets is that she's a princess! Which is a flat out rip off of Wreck-it Ralph! Speaking of Wreck-it Ralph, I absolutely love that Disney princess scene they showed from Wreck-it Ralph 2 at D23. In the Emoji Movie, they really did a terrible job at developing the characters.

I agree so much on everything here, the characters are so booring, who thought Hi-5 would be a good character, and Jailbreak, you can clearly see she's a rip-off from Wildstyle from Lego Movie, though I didn't like Wildstyle, at least she's not a rip-off.

At least Akiko Glitter the literally the only character anyone can like

But Gene, Hi 5, and Jailbreak are amazing!

7 It's Made by Sony

If I learned anything from my previous list, it's that I shouldn't say that the writers should die for making a movie. That was the worst thing I've ever done on TTT. I apologized for that in a post if you want to read it. One thing I also said was that all of Sony's movies are bad. And that was an extreme exaggeration. I had no idea Baby Driver was a Sony movie. And I liked Spider-Man Homecoming, but I guess since the movie is part of the MCU, I don't consider it a Sony film. Still, Sony has made a lot of bad movies! Especially when it comes to animated films! Sausage Party was terrible! Angry Birds was terrible! The Emoji Movie is another one of their bad films! So honestly, it wasn't surprising that it was bad. None of this is objective though. Obviously.

Sony definitely has a lot of garbage, but I just wanted to let you know that those were Sony movies on your other list because you acted like nobody should buy their products when Baby Driver is a must buy movie. And I forgive you. Your lists are too great for me to hate on. Just wanted to point that out for you.

They have some good movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Memento and Baby Driver but some of their recent movies like Rough Night (failed to engage the audience to a bachelorette party gone wrong), The Emoji Movie (was very unnecessary) and the Dark Tower (failed to get anybody's attention) all failed hard and were panned by critics. And what do these 3 movies have in common? They were all cliche, a waste of talent, and were so damn disappointing.

Disney is worse than Sony personally. No offense. Sony has some of the best movies like Spiderman Homecoming, Baby Driver, etc.

If those are live action Sony movies, then those are good. But most of the Sony animated movies suck though.

Their live actions are good. Into the Spiderverse and the Hotel Transylvania movies were the only good animated movies made by Sony in my opinion

8 A Popeye Movie Was Held Back 5 Years Due to It

Hopefully Sony will let Gendy accomplish his life-long dream to direct the movie. By the way, the internet always thinks that the emoji movie was chosen for Popeye. Who even has proof? It may be the same with Adventure Time and FB & CC.

I feel like it's a Mandela effect it wasn't cancelled and one YouTube video said it wasn't delay for the emoji movie.

Popeye: *eats spinach* It was my chance, until you yellowheads ruin it! *punches the character*

No it wasn't, it was scrapped for this animated abomination. - Gehenna

9 It's Trying to Hard to Be Mainstream

So does every movie that milks out Fortnite references to death, even Avengers Endgame is convicted of doing such action.

10 The Animation

I wouldn't say the animation is bad, but it's VERY uncreative! All they did was use the emojis that you see on a phone and put arms and legs on them! A baby could do that! I'll admit though, there are some moments where the scenery looks okay, but that honestly makes it a lot worse for me given that the concept of this movie is absolutely stupid! It makes me feel bad for the animators! In the scene when they're in Spotify, the animators put so much detail into that scene! But again, they're in Spotify! That is wasted effort! I also thought the designs of the humans were pretty good, but the humans were underused! I want to like the animation, but they make it so hard!

As a proud tradition of Sony Pictures Animation, the animation is, conceptually, some of the worst to ever be put on a mainstream animated feature!

My character design looks better, which is saying a lot. *glares at concept artist* - Mayor Gene

The animation is so sloppy. Gee, we're they high when they thought of this?

The Contenders

11 Inappropriate

See spongebob season 7 and Henry danger to find out what that word means

How is it inappropriate? Even if you hate this movie you can't say that.

I hate it but seriously how is it inappropriate?

Hi 5 has an ass.

12 Horrible Character Design

It makes the character design for The Angry Birds Movie look good

This makes the meeps in Roblox look like babes.

13 Bathroom Humor

The poop emoji says a lot of poop jokes

He's a poop, of course he'd do that!

14 It's Made to Sell Merchandise

Sony is desperate for money. That's what some of their recent films are saying.

To an extent, but if were talking gaming Microsoft is very desperate for money.

15 The Relationship Between Gene and Jailbreak

Goldie star made some video about this movie and put hi 5 and gene in jail and jailbreak has a key and chain chomp ties on her...why a chain chomp... it’s a Mario enemy and it will eat her...I like mario

I've always hated the cliché of two main characters becoming a couple unless they are able to do it well. In Star vs the Forces of Evil, people only ship Star and Marco because they're the main characters! And throughout the show, they're romantic relationship isn't very developed and it seems very forced! And the same goes for the Emoji Movie! They're relationship came right out of nowhere! But because they're the main characters, they must be together! This is just lazy! And we don't even care about the characters so why should we care about them being a couple?

Way too cliche. Also, the scene where they're in that boat rips off the "Kiss the Girl" scene from The Little Mermaid.

Here, it works really well. Imagine if they got married in the sequel.

16 The Characters are Dumb

Every character is an idiotic rip off!
Gene- The annoying main character who leads us through his shameful life ( who the hell names their child GENE anyways? What did he do to his parents - oh right, exist! )
Hi 5 - Also known as 'Gimmie'(yet another questionable name), this obnoxious character spends half the movie droning and whining about his "looks" and is 70% part of the reason people gave the f fonger to this stir fry of nonsense!
Although only 2% of people voted for because the characters are dumb, it don't mean it ain't true!
I only described two characters, but I'm sure y'all agree you hate all the characters with a passion!
And as we say in Nigeria... THUNDER FIRE THE EMOJI MOVIE!

No they're not!

Gene: The typical “i'm DIFFERENT NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME! ” Character
Jailbreak: “I’m a girl! Everyone thinks I’m supposed to be lady like! But I’m not! Again, I’m different and no one gets me! ”
Hi Five: Stupid tag along.
Poop: He is the crap he is.
Smiler: This woman is crazy.

17 The Jokes are Stupid

Were number 2 is right this whole movie is one giant number 2.

This movie is a load of-

Poop Emoji: No, go ahead!

18 The Atrocious Voiceovers

One element that I would like to add about this is that the voice acting is also NOTICEABLY bad. It sounded like the actors are invested a lot more in their check than their performance and they don't even put in any sort of effort into this. Then again, I don't think you can find anyone in the cast and crew that were motivated to making a good movie." - AniMat who is right about most of the complaints he has towards Sony Pictures Animation, but needs to take it a LOT easier on his negative opinion on that company that went from engaging to hit-and-miss to very untrustworthy

19 No Real Effort Was Put Into It
20 It Has a Poor Plot

It has a terrible plot indeed. hotdiggedydemon's own plot is better and he deserves to be the director of a "better sequel for the Emoji Movie"

It has a normal plot.

21 The Human Scenes

All of these scenes that take place in the human world are so stupid! The reason why it worked so well in Inside Out is because they actually made Riley a relatable character and they developed her character which made her more likeable. In the Emoji Movie, most of these scenes are just filler! As I was watching the movie, I kept forgetting that there is a subplot involving the humans! That just shows how forgettable these scenes are! They're only there to remind us who's phone these emojis are on and so we could have this conflict with Alex's phone being erased! Speaking of which, one of the reasons why he is getting his phone wiped is because it kept on unexpectedly making noises. If I were him, I would just mute the phone. Also, there's this very big plot hole in which when he's getting his phone erased, he sends his crush an emoji and then unplugs the phone to stop it from being erased, and everything on it comes back even though it was almost done being erased! Phones don't work ...more

All the human characters are basically just robots they're dialogue mostly consists of very short sentences and slangs.

I felt sorry for that boy name Alex for getting humiliated by his phone.

But we need them so we can see who the user is.

22 It's Generic

That joke is emoji movie quality

Gene-ric! Get it?

23 Too Much Pee and Poop Jokes
24 Sir Patrick Stewart is the Poop Emoji

After giving us such an incredible performance as Charles Xavier in Logan, Patrick Stewart went on to be the poop emoji in the Emoji Movie in the same year. Why in the world did he agree to do this? Patrick Stewart is such a great actor, but he was completely wasted in this film! He only had a few lines and they were all poop jokes! I feel bad for him! At least we know he was in one of the best movies of the year earlier this year.

The Patrick Stewart Poop might as well be the official mascot of Sony Animation.

That emoji poop should've been the great main character for this movie.

Poor Patrick Stewart his role as a Poop Emoji is going on his resume.

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