This summer's Emoji movie stars Patrick Stewart as the voice of Poo

midian182

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The recent Assassin’s Creed motion picture didn’t break the decades-old tradition of movies based on video games getting mauled by critics. Like Warcraft, not every cinema-goer disliked the Michael Fassbender title, but reviewers rated it from below average to God-awful (it’s currently got a Rotten Tomatoes score of 17 percent).

But this doesn’t mean Hollywood is abandoning the much-maligned genre - there’s a Minecraft movie in the works, along with a Tetris trilogy with a rumored $80 million budget. Producers are even looking beyond gaming to other forms of electronic “entertainment” for ideas, such as texting. Yes, this year we may have truly reached the bottom of the ideas barrel with the release of The Emoji movie.

The animated full-length feature stars some fairly big name actors voicing the characters, including the excellent T.J. Miller from Silicon Valley and Deadpool in the lead role. Rob Riggle, Maya Rudolph, and James Cordon also lend their vocal talents, and Jean-Luc Picard himself, Patrick Stewart, is adding some gravitas to proceedings as the voice of the much-loved poo emoji.

The movie’s plot, in case you were wondering, see’s the multi-expressional Gene set out on an adventure in a teenagers phone as he quests to become a normal emoji. The first teaser trailer was released last month; shockingly, it doesn’t seem to have gone down too well with YouTube viewers, and currently has just over 6000 likes and 71,000 dislikes.

Should the movie be a commercial success, which, let’s face it, could be the case, where will inspiration come from next? Perhaps we’ll see the tale of a plucky Android app that struggles to keep his friends after microtransactions are added to his code.

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Adhmuz

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"Yes, this year we may have truly reached the bottom of the ideas barrel with the release of The Emoji movie."

I think your far too generous with that remark, the bottom of the barrel had been reached years ago, if anything this idea was pump out of a septic tank... It's almost not possible to express one's disgust for such a movie concept, it's truly mind boggling that this is actually going to be a movie, released in theaters, and not straight to TV.
 

cuerdc

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Kids love emojis unfortunately may do well, be nice to see education in movies like this should have examples of coding hardware etc as to hold some sort of value
 

Uncle Al

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Oh great .... we have a new star. Just more S**t talking S**t ...... sounds a little like politics, doesn't it?
 

HyperPete

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Kids love emojis unfortunately may do well, be nice to see education in movies like this should have examples of coding hardware etc as to hold some sort of value
A little education might do you good, too. Are you attempting to emulate E.E. Cummings?
 

GyratingIndy

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Apparently it's cool and edgy on online internet message boards to hate current trends.

I truly feel for fat basement dwelling, fedora tipping neck beard social outcasts... actually I don't. I don't have a shred of sympathy for millennials who think they're better than everyone else just because they're a contrarians. I'm willing to bet a farm that most of these nerds were bullied by jocks, that is, if they ever went to school.