Go behind the screen and check out the hidden world of an emoji.
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The Emoji Movie may want to get its crying-face emoji ready — because critics are giving the 91-minute film, out Friday (rated PG for rude humor ), a big thumbs-down.
Based in the bustling city of Textopolis (which is located in a smartphone, of course), the plot focuses on Gene (voiced by T. J. Miller), a “meh” emoji who is on a journey to be more than the unenthusiastic emotion he was created to express.
Directed by Tony Leondis, the Sony film also features the voice of James Corden, Anna Faris, Patrick Stewart, Maya Rudolph and more.
Although an emoji-focused feature may seem like it could capture the hearts of viewers (much like Apple emojis have done in our daily lives) critics say it only rates a sad-face emoji. Or, if some of the reviews below are to be believed, the poop emoji.
Here are a few reviews that have helped the movie earn its current 0% score on…