Everyone already has pretty low expectations for the infamous Emoji Movie. The trailers previously released for this movie certainly didn’t show us anything promising. I referred to the movie trailers that presented it to be a washed-up version of Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out combined, which you can read about here.
Today, The Emoji Movie released in theatres and it was even more of a let-down than everyone expected. On Rotten Tomatoes, The Emoji Movie has 2.1 out of 10 rating and a score of 3 percent. This honestly has to be some of the worst ratings I have seen for a movie upon release. On IMDb, this movie has a rating of 1.5 out of 10.
This movie seemed to not sit very well with the public.
Viewers had many harsh critiques after watching this movie for the first time. Many believe that this movie encourages children to become even more obsessed with technology than before. The critics on Rotten Tomatoes had some choice words for The Emoji Movie. Brian Orndorf from Blu-ray.com states that this movie is “a soulless endeavor and a painful viewing experience. Your kids deserve better.” Emily Yoshida from New York Magazine adds that “It is one of the darkest, most dismaying films I have ever seen, much less one ostensibly made for children.” Finally, Alonso Duralde from TheWrap says that it “lacks humor, wit, ideas, visual style, compelling performances, a point of view or any other distinguishing characteristic that would make it anything but a complete waste of your time.”
To be truthful, many of us saw this coming. If the trailers already left such a negative impression of its audience, then it seemed most likely that the movie would not be much better. The Emoji Movie has been a flop from the beginning, and there is no redeeming it at this point. This is certainly not what I would consider a highlight in the history of Sony.