Top 10 Reasons Why the Emoji Movie Will Fail

The Emoji movie is a animated movie set for release in 2017. It is yet another excuse to be hip and cool and nothing absolutely nothing about this bucket of 💩 sounds like a good idea. So here are reasons why this can not be a good movie.

The Top Ten

1 No one asked for it.

I first heard they were making an emoji movie last year. I thought it was gonna be some stupidly long YouTube video that had poorly animated stock emojis. Lol nope. Its an actual movie, or should I say pandering, lazy, cash-grab. - Cartoonfan202

Really? An emoji movie? That is probably going to suck. - AnimeDrawer

Seriously did any one ask for this? - ChaoslordG1

Who would think of an idea about emojis? What story could you possibly make out of that? - Pinkarray

2 It's another attempt at being hip and cool.

Clearly it's a 'bums on seats' move, probably rush released seeing as emojis are very popular now, yet the best they could do for a trailer so far is a boring sad emoji scene and a cringeworthy attempt at humour (yes, featuring a poo emoji). How else could they get any more desperate for money than this? - Entranced98

No wonder the other Sony Pictures Animation movies (except for the original two ones and Aardman movies) are severely overrated! >:(

3 Even the people behind it know it will fail.

Just check out the first trailer, it has little to nothing about the plot. - ChaoslordG1

4 Clichéd plot.

Based on what we know so far it seems like another, don't change who you are and you are great just the way you are story. - ChaoslordG1

5 It's a ridiculous idea for a movie

True, using emojis on comments is decent, but making a movie about it? - AnimeDrawer

Lego did it, but that's different. Legos can do ANYTHING.
Emojis? They're just emotions... that are images... that... that's it. - mattstat716

6 They scrapped the popeye movie in favor of it.

Really? Popeye was one of my favorite cartoons and is way better than some face symbols. They should have never scrapped it. It looks way better than this movie. - AnimeDrawer

Sony could have brought back a timeless classic with the animation test being very well done despite it being by Sony but they just had to make a movie about emojis! The smurfs movie looks way better compared to this! - Gabriola

I can't believe that sony scrapped the most iconic cartoon character from emoj is. w hat is ne xt? m eme mov ie? p op culture movie? I want a movie based on classic franchines like NiGHTS, felix the cat, and pacman. I want a Pacman movie.

7 It was dead on arrival
8 The character designs

The Jailbreak emoji rips off Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie. - Cartoonfan202

The animation may be decent, but let's be honest here. All the characters are just emojis with limbs. That's it. Also, like Cartoonfan202 said, the Jailbreak emoji is basically a rip-off of Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie. From appearance all the way down to personality! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 It's evidence Hollywood has run out of ideas.
10 The marketing will be atrocious

I bet they're going to release toys, apps, clothes, books, snacks, soundtracks, and just about everything you can think of for this lame movie. - Cartoonfan202

So far they have manipulated the guys at Spotify and Candy crush. - ChaoslordG1

Marketing has mainly bugged and bored me at the same time. I am so not looking forward to Emomovie: Express Yo Ass!

The Contenders

11 Its formula rips off Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out

Just immediately after the second trailer for The Emoji Movie was released, people all over the Internet were already saying that The Emoji Movie was ripping off Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out. I wasn't surprised considering I already knew that The Emoji Movie was going to try to make an immersive world of emojis in a smartphone owned by a human character. The Emojis getting covered in cotton candy instantly reminded me of the Sugar Rush kart game from Wreck-It Ralph and the boy student getting caught playing with his smartphone in class also reminded me of Riley's first day at her new school. Come on, Sony. We've all seen this before. Don't be surprised if this ends up being a massive financial and/or critical failure. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 They put it ahead of the smurfs movie.

I want to see smurfs the lost village. They cancelled smurfs 3 for this reboot. Emoji movie looks awkward.-trollsfan536

13 Sony Pictures Animation, the company that is responsible for the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs duology, the overrated Hotel Transylvania franchise and the Open Season sequels is responsible for The Emoji Movie's existence

I like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, and Open Season, but this Emoji Movie makes me want to slam myself into a tree... - ZootopiaFan

Good for you, I will not beat you up for having different opinions from me. :) - The Ultimate Daredevil to ZootopiaFan

Cloudy With A Chance O' Meatballs: 1 = Good. 2 = Bad.
Hotel Transylvania: 1= Meh. 2=Meh.
Open Season: 1 = Decent. 2 = Decent. Anything past: Why...?
Emoji Movie doesn't look like it has great predecessors... :/ - mattstat716

14 Sony Pictures Animation isn't doing well nowadays

They didn't do well since the late 2000s.

15 The sounds are creepy

Don't watch this movie

16 Some annoying, pointless celebrity guests such as Ariana Grande, Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber or Drake could be in it

May the 4th never arrive. - mattstat716

17 There is more dislikes than likes on the trailer on YouTube and Sony's YouTube page disabled comments and the like dislike button

I wouldn't be surprised if it earned a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes just right after its release. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Not that I'm defending the movie but...could you try elaborating on why that is? - alphadan12

18 Weak acting from great actors

Prepare for a painful dosage of cringe:

"No, go ahead. Finish that sentence." - Poop Emoji, The Emoji Movie (2017)

Really? Is that the best they could come up with for the teaser trailer? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

19 They lost many smart directors, thus resulting too much praise given to them
20 There are YouTube videos making a joke of it

Just go on youtube and search "The Emoji Movie but every time it's cringey spongebob gets shot".
He gets shot about 9-12 times. - mattstat716

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Top Remixes

1. Even the people behind it know it will fail.
2. They scrapped the popeye movie in favor of it.
3. No one asked for it.
1. Even the people behind it know it will fail.
2. It was dead on arrival
3. It's another attempt at being hip and cool.



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