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!

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.

This movie is strait up plagiarism, they literally stole plot points from other better movies like Wreck-It Ralph, Inside Out and even The Smurfs The Lost Village.

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.

2 It's a Movie 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.

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!

Seriously? Emojis of all things? I bet it was just created because of how much of a trend emojis are. What's next to get an unneeded movie? Fidget spinners? Please NO! This movie makes the angry birds movie look like a masterpiece

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.

3 The Jokes Aren't Funny

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, ...more

The movie itself is a joke.

Poop puns are everywhere...

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.

Their terrible faces are the only things that keep you from falling asleep.

5 It's a Commercial for Mobile Apps

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

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!

Holy crap. Isn't it illegal to do this kind of thing? Unless they've been specifically paid to advertise, this is completely illegal! If they WERE paid for this, shame on the companies.

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

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.

Gene is flat and he's just your typical "I'm not normal! Nobody understands me! " character.
Jailbreak is a Wildstyle ripoff and she's only there so that SJWs and Feminists will give The Emoji Movie good reviews.
Hi-5 Hand is an annoying little prick who screws around a lot.

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

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.

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.

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

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 agree! They should've made the Popeye movie instead of this!

Popeye would've probably sucked though.

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

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!

The animation and voice acting isn't the worst, but other than that, this movie sucks.

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

The Contenders
11 Inappropriate

I hate it but seriously how is it inappropriate?

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

12 Bathroom Humor

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

13 Horrible Character Design

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

14 It's Made to Sell Merchandise

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

15 The Relationship Between Gene and Jailbreak

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?

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

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 finger 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!

17 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"

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

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.

19 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!

20 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

21 No Real Effort Was Put Into It
22 Too Much Bathroom Humor
23 It's Generic
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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