“The Emoji Movie” currently has a 3% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and [frowny face emoji]
No smiley faces, thumbs up, or that happy flamingo dancing lady, here. Sony’s The Emoji Movie currently has a paltry 3% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which means that the animated flick has been given an exclusive thumbs downs from critics.
The film, which follows the lives of emojis inside of a smartphone, is being called “nakedly idiotic,” “bland” and “a callous cash grab.” Annnnd, believe it or not, those actually aren’t the worst reviews out there.
The Guardian said the movie will actually effect your psyche:
"A viewer leaves The Emoji Movie a colder person, not only angry at the film for being unconscionably bad, but resentful of it for making them feel angry."
Time Out thought the premise could be harmful for children:
"Disregard that PG rating and keep your children far away from director Tony Leondis' vile animated faux-comedy. Beneath its trippy surface lurks an insidious philosophy hazardous to impressionable minds."
The Los Angeles Times suggested you do pretty much anything else:
"Maybe, just maybe, it'd be the better choice to spend those 86 minutes outside, or reading a book, or talking face-to-face with another human being."
And The New York Post straight up hated it more than anyone else.
"Hear that? It's the end of the world."
Critics also complained that a film wasted such an all-star voiceover cast, which included James Corden, Anna Faris, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph.
It just seems like such a shame to bring a whole bunch of talented actors together for a movie that doesn’t hit a home run. Perhaps they can all be cast in another, non-emoji themed movie at some point? Or at the very least do a Carpool Karaoke segment together? We’re not too picky.