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

If it's ripping off 3 already pretty mediocre movies (at least in my opinion anyway), then you know it's not gonna be good. - 3DG20

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.

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! - MegaSoulhero

What a load of BS! Ralph was the one who ripped it of only to get "revenge" on Gene for ripping him off first.

2 It's a Movie About Emojis

So what, there was a movie about cars that sold really well. The Emoji is a fine movie and you shouldn't hate something that literally every other movie has. - MarioMaster101

What part of "THE EMOJI MOVIE" don't you understand

That's not bad. - MarioMaster101

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. - B1ueNew

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

3 The Jokes Aren't Funny

The movie itself is a joke. - 3DG20

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 - MegaSoulhero

This movie has not a single chuckle

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

4 It's Boring

Thank You for bullying the emoji movie

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. - EchoX0

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.

5 It's a Commercial for Mobile Apps

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.

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 - MegaSoulhero

So are other movies like Wreck it Ralph, Lego movie, Some superhero movies etc. Your point is? - B1ueNew

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

But Gene, Hi 5, and Jailbreak are amazing! - MarioMaster101

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. - MegaSoulhero

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

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. - darthvadern

7 It's Made by Sony

Honestly, I think Sony makes good movies. Its just that the emoji movie wasn't their best - ILOVEMEHLIFE

Angry birds 2 had fortnite dances in it (chuck did the hype) so the emoji movie 2 is next to be ruined by this bs game

But Sony made good movies, so how is this a reason? I like most Sony movies, especially the emoji movie. - MarioMaster101

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.

Popeye would've probably sucked though. - MarioMaster101

That popeye movie would of sucked anyways. - B1ueNew

How peculiar!

9 The Animation

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

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! - MegaSoulhero

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! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

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

10 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.

The Newcomers

? The plot is a mess and it has no focus

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. - MarioMaster101

Hi 5 has an ass.

I hate it but seriously how is it inappropriate? - B1ueNew

12 The Relationship Between Gene and Jailbreak

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

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? - MegaSoulhero

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

Ok, no offense, but there's a lot of relationships in animated movies that people ship just for being the main characters, such as in the Lego batman movie where the relationship between batman and batgirl was underdeveloped and I still like the movie - VideoGamefan5

13 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. - htoutlaws2012

14 Horrible Character Design


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

This makes the meeps in Roblox look like babes.

15 Bathroom Humor

He's a poop, of course he'd do that! - MarioMaster101

The poop emoji says a lot of poop jokes - Lunala

16 The Characters are Dumb

No they're not! - MarioMaster101

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!

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 No Real Effort Was Put Into It
18 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 - MegaSoulhero

But we need them so we can see who the user is. - MarioMaster101

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

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

19 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

20 The Jokes are Stupid

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

This movie is a load of-

Poop Emoji: No, go ahead! - Lunala

21 It Has a Poor Plot

It has a normal plot. - MarioMaster101

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" - Lucy1402

22 It's Generic

That joke is emoji movie quality

Gene-ric! Get it? - Lunala

23 Too Much Pee and Poop Jokes

Pee jokes? - MarioMaster101

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. - MegaSoulhero

Poor Patrick Stewart his role as a Poop Emoji is going on his resume. - Disneykid00

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

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

25 It's Just One Big Ad

So is ralph breaks the internet

To promote emojis, they sell emoji balloons, stickers, etc.

26 It Stereotypes Teens

Teens are not phone freaks, there annoying dumb people who's minds were lost in the storm of adolescence and draw fan art of that crappy game that I despise called "Animal jam"

I agree with this reason. Not all teenagers are on their phones 24/7.

Yah, like, I’m a teen and I am on my phone for, Like, EVER! And I also dress in weird rom clothing, and egg people’s cars. (Sarcasm)

27 Kids Were Begging Too See It as Soon as They Saw the Trailer
28 It Had No Action
29 It's the Worst Movie of 2017

You mean the best

No, Despicable Me 3 is. - MarioMaster101

All time* - 3DG20

Worst movie of that year. Last jedi is the 2nd worst. - B1ueNew

30 Smiler Was a Lame Villain

True. That giant Ralph in Wreck it Ralph 2 was more pointless and so is the older version of Emmet from Lego Movie 2. Both giant Ralph and older Emmet are more pointless villians than Smiler ever was.

Smiler was cool. Smiler wanted to delete Gene because he was a malfunction. That sounds like a reason to be a villain. - MarioMaster101

I wish she won so Gene could have died

She doesn't even have a reason to be the villain. She doesn't even have a character development at all.

31 It's a Movie Version of Teen Titans Go.

No, Teen Titans Go To The Movies is. - MarioMaster101

I'm waiting to see how Mr. Enter handles this, with all that screaming he does on his Animated Atrocity videos - Neonco31

Um, Teen Titans Go! is getting a movie this year in 2018.

Go on, Omoniyi Adenusi! Threaten us for hating Teen Titans Go! as well as The Emoji Movie, I dare you!

Please note the sarcasm of The Ultimate Daredevil.

32 It Has a Liberal Agenda

I believe a more accurate description would be feminist agenda. Granted, radical feminism and even just regular feminism in general is now heavily associated with the left wing of the political spectrum in a low regard these days. That said (and I really don't want to have to talk about politics here), Jailbreak's character and personality did pretty much scream feminist agenda to me. The way Black Critic Guy explains it best, she essentially pushes that she's an independent female rebel who doesn't conform to things she considers to be "sexist". Not to mention that on Twitter, I recall Smiler being used in a promotional parody of a movie or whatever, which garnered some controversy due to its dystopian and feminist nature or whatever is close to what I just described. And remember how people were comparing The Boss Baby character to Donald Trump in terms of appearance and personality? Basically, the same thing happened to Smiler with people comparing her to Hillary Clinton as well. ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Its not feminism or liberal, those words are just words as hate words now.


33 It's a Cash Grab
34 The Only Good Characters are Poop and The Internet Troll

What about the elderly?

Um, Gene, Hi 5, Jailbreak, Smiler, Mary, Mel, and so many other characters are likeable as well! - MarioMaster101

Trolls are not beings who live on your phone -- they are real-life people. So they got that wrong, too.

You know your movie is bad when the poop emoji has more character and personality than your main character. - egnomac

35 All the Characters are Stereotypes and Cliches

I like it when movies send the message to be yourself but not in a cliche way. and yes the characters are cliche

gene- awkward social and doesn't fit in (emitt from lego movie)
Jailbreak- I'm super tough I kick butt I don't really show my feelings I'm a hacker chick (lucy from lego movie)
hi-five-i'm annoying obnoxious comic relief that's selfish (Batman from lego movie)
smiler- I'm the villan that wants to kill the protangonist cause he's dumb and ill discriminate him for his malfunction (sorta like a lot of villans)
genes parents- our sons different we wanna disown him but now we wanna protec him
poop- the only funny character

36 It Tricks Kids Into Liking It

How many times have I heard this stupid myth to just make yourself look cool saying "it tricks insert here into liking it" not just the emoji movie its said that boy bands tricks girls into liking them.

37 It's a Baby Movie

No even babies will hate this movie even if they don't understand what hate is. - egnomac

Only babies like this movie

38 It Disempowers the Female

Jailbreak does the opposite by saying that Gene should not take credit of her ideas that she came up with first before Gene thought about it and said that idea first. She relates this to a real life issue that happened in the past. Here, she is trying to stop this from happening anymore.

39 Plot Holes

In my opinion it had too many plot holes, and didn't go into depth about Jailbreak's backstory of being a princess, and just felt like everythint was so choppy. - Lunala

Would a movie about Emojis have a plot?

40 It Will Have Too Many Twerk Jokes

God help us all.

41 It's Disgusting
42 Gene's Parents are Awful

Mel and Mary are amazing parents! - MarioMaster101

Super duper lazy parents. They looked like they've never slept in a long time. The only characters in this movie that are useless. - s10484

43 The Plot Was Rushed
44 It's Just One Big Cliche
45 It's Just One Big Commercial
46 It Ruined Just Dance

The floss dance can go to hell. that bs ruined wreck it ralph and the simpsons. EVERYBODY DO THE EMOJI POP🙈😆🙈😁😆🙈👩🙈😁🙈😃🙈😗

47 The Name

The Emoji Movie is accurate though. Would you like it more if it was Emojis: Welcome To Textopolis? - MarioMaster101

It says it all - Randomator

Lack of originality in the name itself kinda like certain console. - htoutlaws2012

48 The Plot with the Humans is Uninteresting
49 The Happy Face is Evil

Everyone could have seen that coming they didn't even try to hid it. - egnomac

Smiler was INSANE holy crap - Lunala

50 It’s Preachy
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