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:
Time Out thought the premise could be harmful for children:
The Los Angeles Times suggested you do pretty much anything else:
And The New York Post straight up hated it more than anyone else.
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.