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 asked for it. - MarioMaster101

Nobody asked for this top ten list either.

Please for the reaction of the emoji movie.
Please make the meme movie.
I bet someone is making one for some year in the 2020s or 2030s.

We don't need a film about emojis

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

Do you want a fortnite movie too? you always have the pile of BS that is Ralph breaks the internet. emoji movie for life. FORTNITE SUCKS!

Just because something is popular at the time doesn't mean they have to make a movie out of it. Imagine if, back in 2016, they made a movie about dabbing or a movie about fidget spinners this year. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Wow! I guess teenagers use emojis SO much, we should make a movie of them! Hey, I have an idea! Since teenagers use cigarettes, we should make a movie of those too! - TwilightKitsune

Me too, and I hate stop smoking commercials, well mainly the disturbing ones like the ones where people are breathing through holes in their necks and talking using devices they put in them. - Skullkid755

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

3 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

There's literally nothing original about this movie. All the plot points are taken from other better movies - like the "world within a world" from Inside Out, the jumping from app to app motif that was ripped off of Wreck it Ralph and the cliche moral of personal individuality from the Lego Movie, which by the way was done a thousand times better. The difference is that this is a movie about emojis. This movie just seems so lazy and incredibly unoriginal as if the writers did not even try to come up with anything better. The only positive thing I can say about The Emoji Movie is that the animation looks nice and that the voice acting is passable. But that is not saying much. Because overall this is nothing but a cash grab. There's nothing interesting, or fresh, or witty, or even new - just a mixture of used plot devices all rolled into one. Also the moral is really cheesy. Like we get it, it's good to be different. Stop shoving this down our throats, Sony!

Yeah, this is just ...more

It's just a movie! It doesn't have to have a ripoff or something like that. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

A RIP OFF. It 's Wreck it ralph and the Lego movie - Drawbox

The character Jailbreak is pretty much that one feminist sidekick who the main character falls in love with. Cliche much?

4 Even the people behind it know it will fail.

The only person who thought it would fail was Patrick Stewart. Other then that, everybody loved it. - MarioMaster101

One of Sony's latest movies Rough Night, was a huge failure at the box office, I mean the movie had some redeeming factors but not enough to save it's self from failing! That movie was a waste of talent and very cliched! I could say the same thing about "The Emoji Movie", very cliched and a waste of talent, but with less redeeming factors. Sony, stop putting marketing over substance!

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

5 It's a ridiculous idea for a movie

Even the trailers can't make this movie's plot look any less of an utter mess. - Entranced98

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

I seriously hope this isn't the future of movies!

The Emoji Movie. What a ridiculous idea!

6 It was dead on arrival

Perhaps we could forgive it a little more if it came out when emojis were still popular. What's next? The Pokemon Go Movie?

:3 :) :( these are better and require actual talent emojis are ugly and cringe

No it’s the fidget spinner movie

7 It's evidence Hollywood has run out of ideas.

How about the FORTNITE SUCKS movie?

The fortnite movie

A story about a default character who wants to get a victory royale and do the floss and orange justice at the same time.

And now they are making a fidget spinner movie.


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8 They scrapped the popeye movie in favor of it.

The Popeye movie would probably suck anyway. - MarioMaster101

I would rather watch Popeye than watch this abomination. - Gehenna

Popeye is like a classic! Who the frick wanted a movie about emoji like come on! Classics are way better then modern!

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.

9 The character designs

Jailbreak and Vanellope are both princesses in disguise.

The Jailbreak emoji rips off Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie.

For gene, it 's an animated emoji, with thin arms and legs, and a copy of Donald trumps hair.

Why is the devil emoji RED?!? He is purple. It's like there trying to make him the next Satan.

10 This movie is just for money

Sony be like "We need money! We need money! " - piecone34

Ceo of Sony Pictures Animation: "We got to have money! "

Sony:money! we need money

The Contenders

11 Because of the poop emoji, we will have millions of unfunny poop jokes

There's a poop joke in the trailer where the poop emoji and his son walk out of the bathroom saying "We are number 2! " - Lunala

This ls worser then food fight. I can't wait until nostalgia critic will crush this movie

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

Sony should sue disney for ralph breaks the internet ripping them off. and FORTNITE SUCKS!

Bet disney made Ralph breaks the internet to show Sony not to rip off there shows.

It also rips off of the Lego movie.

It's funny because both of these movies are millions times better - Phillip873

13 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.

Today I went to Walmart, and no lie, I saw The Emoji Movie graham crackers. How could you, Honey Maid?!?

I know. This movie is probably going to have to rely more on sponsors than the actual movie.

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

14 It looks like it'll be rushed
15 It's pandering to the current generation with emojis

2010 kids in the future will be saying You know you're a 2010s kid when...You watched/remember the Emoji movie. You know you're a 2010 kid when... You had Emoji movie toys.

Not everyone uses emojis!

Please put "It's sexist" on this list as well. This is why I am nowhere near a modernist.

16 It will waste great actors

So many reasonable actors sacrificed their careers for this pile of *#! %...

Patrick Stewart for example. Why did he even sign up for this crap? And Sofia Vergara too?

Christina Aguilera plays one of the characters. - Hotheart123

Sir Patrick Stewart playing a poo poo? TJ Miller as a round thing? Childhood ruined.

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17 Bad jokes

The jokes are so old and outdated

We will have millions of unfunny jokes to hear if I come to watch this movie. - piecone34

Everything about Poop Emoji is a poop joke. How stupid is SONY?

This movie is one bad joke!

18 It Got Negative Reviews from Critics

Snatched, Monster Trucks, The Last Knight, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Rough Night, The Nut job 2, The Space Between us, The Book of Henry, and The Shack look like The Godfather, The Empire Strikes Back, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fantasia, Toy Story, Goodfellas, Inside Out and Die Hard compared to the Emoji Movie!

I'm happy it has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Emoji Movie makes The Nut Job 2 look like The Godfather.

19 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

I actually liked the first cloudy with a chance of meatballs though - Phillip873

God why sony you brought us things like spider-man yet you make the bad joke movie - Adventurur2

Also, I meant to put the live-action The Smurfs movies and Surf's Up 2: Wavemania in this sentence of the item. - The Ultimate Daredevil

20 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

You always see these celebrity guests in cash grab movies. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

21 The trailer is bad

The trailer also has a ton of dislikes on YouTube. - Gehenna

Trailer looks like a rip off of disneys planes. Uses the same song as the planes trailer

Isn't planes a rip off of cars?
Double rip off.
And eh, captain underpants uses the same song as the smurfs.

22 It has Candy Crush product placement

Yeah just advertising - Adventurur2

Oh don't get me started with its awful gameshow adaption on CBS. - htoutlaws2012

And you thought the pointless grocery product placements in Foodfight! were bad. There's no telling how many face-palming product placements will be introduced in The Emoji Movie. - ModernSpongeBobSucks


23 Everybody hates the trailers

I don't hate the trailers. - MarioMaster101

24 Sony Pictures Animation isn't doing well nowadays

Saberspark's video on "What Ruined Sony Pictures Animation? " should pretty much best sum up the sour reputation of this company. I don't want to bandwagon and all, but I have to say that Saberspark is truly on point on Sony Pictures Animation as a company. They do have the resources to make good movies and they have actually made good movies before in the past (1 or 2, at least). Unfortunately, they don't seem to utilize their properties well in order to create what could have been Pixar-quality movies with critical AND financial success. I know ranting on The Emoji Movie is just pretty much beating a dead horse at this point (at least on here to an extent), so I'm only dedicating this comment to how bad Sony Pictures Animation is as an animation studio. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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

Exactly! What the hell will Sony think of next, the roblox movie?!?

They just make the movie for the money because nobody will buy their cameras lel - SapphireStar

25 Patrick Stewart is playing a turd
26 It is about emojis
27 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

28 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

Well, what do you know? It actually just did on the day before its release. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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

29 The sounds are creepy

Don't watch this movie

30 The first trailer has lots of brands
31 It has a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes

No it doesn't it has a 7% - MarioMaster101

32 There are YouTube videos making a joke of it

As soon as the movie was announced it got extreme hate. I remember seeing a meme about this movie, then 2 weeks later I saw all the hate videos on YouTube. I honestly expected it to be one of those "everyone hates it but when it comes out people will love it" kind of movies, but I guess I was wrong lol - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Not to mention there's a couple of videos where a glowing 1000 degree knife cuts something after every bad joke in the trailers...when it comes out we're sure to run out of stuff to cut. - Entranced98

Everyone is

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

33 Most of the product placements are centered around Sony products instead of Apple products

Apple is overrated.

34 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

35 They lost many smart directors, thus resulting too much praise given to them
36 Rip off of modern SpongeBob SquarePants

What does this have to do with the topic?

37 Sony is not as great as they used to be

Rough Night and the Emoji Movie have already proved how Money hungry the people at Sony have gotten. But Spider-man: Homecoming and Baby Driver were great though.

38 It looks like a Lego Movie ripoff
39 First trailer: says nothing about the movie second: clichéd

We are dead
Goodbye good movies

40 It will strike fear into the hearts of children everywhere
41 They created their own emojis that aren't even on phones such as the toaster emoji

Good thing it failed lol - BlueTopazIceVanilla

42 Trailer spoils the whole movie
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1. This movie is just for money
2. Because of the poop emoji, we will have millions of unfunny poop jokes
3. It looks like it'll be rushed
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's a ridiculous idea for a movie
3. Clichéd plot

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