It’s no secret I am not the biggest fan of Sony Animation and their upcoming release The Emoji Movie looks like a dubious enterprise. It has on its surface all the trappings of a cheap attempt to monetize a trend while it’s still hot instead of doing something creative. It also feels very derivative of other movies like Wreck-it Ralph, Inside Out, Lego Movie and more.
However, today they released the opening sequence and it is very pun heavy but honestly it doesn’t look that bad.
Could The Emoji Movie be good? Is that possible? Maybe? It’s hard for me to get over a literal piece of poo as a character in a movie. That’s the biggest stumbling block for me. Plus, their initial Meh trailer was one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen.
On the other hand, the last trailer wasn’t that bad and the idea of a world inside a phone could be clever? This is the year where I liked a movie with a character named Professor Poopypants and another movie about talking cars aging, so it could happen? They have a good voice cast and there was a bidding war over this script so somebody saw potential there. (Yes, there really was a bidding war over The Emoji Movie).
You also have this lovely image to give you nightmares:
What do you think about The Emoji Movie? Is there any hope for it or does it look like garbage? Are you planning on seeing it? I guess at least this is the one movie where Sony product placement makes sense. I expect to see many a Sony phone throughout.