Melding the bright colors and imagination of Inside Out and the crude, everything’s for sale cynicism of Trolls, Sony Pictures is delighted to present The Emoji Movie, and even they seem a little “meh” on it.
Following the story of what your Emoji keyboard is really up to when you’re not frantically Googling “What is life supposed to mean anyway?” The Emoji Movie boasts a star-studded cast including “Smiley Face” and “Poop Emoji,” who, get this, has a really dignified voice!
Ugh. Why is this happening? Oh, right, we’re in hell.
Sony Released an official synopsis, which, jeez, what’s going on where they had to make this movie?
“The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis [Ed. Come on], a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user [Ed. Stop]. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” [Ed. Who is this joke for?] through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. Directed by Tony Leondis. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.”
The Emoji Movie opens August 4, so you better start calling your state and local representatives now.