The student news site of Wando High School

Tribal Tribune

The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

Haley Borowy, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Going into The Emoji Movie, I thought that perhaps the worst that could happen was some Bee-Movie-level badness. Oh, what a fool I was. Sure, all the A-list actors that got roped into this did the best they could with what they were given, and the animated scenery was better than I thought anyone would try to make for a project like this. Some jokes actually hit their mark. But mathematically, whoever wrote this had to not make a mistake at some point. And, sure, it has nice colors and fluid, passable animation for kids to look at.

The message, however, is insultingly overused to the point that the script is not beating a dead horse, but has excavated a mummified horse corpse and kicked it across the ground. You’re also teaching anyone that would ever have an interest in film that this offensive amount of recycled plot devices and absence of any sensical character development is acceptable.  If  you’re the very least bit cynical, you’re going to leave this movie a nihilist. You’re going to have a visceral, deep-rooted hatred for everything that birthed this…thing: the cash-grabbing nature of mainstream modern Hollywood, out-of-touch corporate executives, the commercialization of pop culture, and the hand-holding the film industry and company advertising are increasingly doing. Hope you like Dropbox, because it’s needed for the climax. Hope you like Candy Crush and Just Dance, because there’s five minutes of the protagonists bumbling through those apps (I timed it).

Sure, it’s nice to see a movie use products that are real, so it makes whatever immersion there is in this Hurricane Andrew of a film better. But, it comes to a point where it’s painfully, disgustingly obvious those scenes aren’t necessary, just elaborate advertisements. In the end, do you really expect me to be nice to a movie that shows “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” in an open Youtube app unironically? No, no you don’t. Go let your kids watch literally anything kid-friendly on Netflix. You? You go watch Wonder Woman, or Dunkirk, or Detroit, or even The Nut Job 2. Save yourself.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Breaking News

    “Coral Nerds” from Chasing Coral Netflix Original Film Visit Mount Pleasant

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Breaking News

    Red Pill Blues Misses it’s Mark

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Breaking News

    Stranger Things 2 – Worth The Wait?

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Breaking News

    Warmer in the Winter Makes October Debut

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Breaking News

    Beck’s Colors Mixes Pop and Funk

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Breaking News

    Miley Cyrus Returns to Her Roots

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Culture

    Doug Liman Executes American Made Prefectly

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Culture

    Grave Vanderwaal Electrifies Crowd and Viewers Alike

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Culture

    Mi Xao Offers Great Portions along with Flavorful Taste

  • The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-

    Culture

    It (2017) Beautifully Outdoes Original

The student news site of Wando High School
The Emoji Movie’s Cash Grabbing, Out of Touch Nature Earns a D-