The INSIDER Summary:
- Early reviews for “The Emoji Movie” in, none of them are positive.
- Despite being packed with stars — Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart, and T.J. Miller — critics are finding it uninspiring.
- Fans are going after the movie’s star, T.J. Miller, after he championed the movie in multiple interviews.
Early reviews for Sony’s new animated movie “The Emoji Movie” are starting to hit the web. And, hoo boy, they’re bad. With 18 reviews cataloged on Rotten Tomatoes as of this posting, the movie has a score of 0%.
That means zero critics gave the film a positive review. The “average rating” of the movie is also 1.9/10.
“The Emoji Movie” is about an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) who has multiple expressions and, living in the city of Textopolis, goes on to find his identity. Critics found it uninspiring. “This movie’s ‘believe in yourself’ message is borne out, in a perverse way, by the very fact that it even exists,” wrote The New York Times. “‘The Emoji Movie’ is [like] a severely debased ‘Inside Out’ that takes place inside of a smartphone,” wrote The AV Club.
The movie’s voice cast is filled with stars — Sofía Vergara, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph are just a few of the people involved — but Miller in particular has been championing the film. In several interviews after leaving “Silicon Valley,” he said he wanted more time to work on movies like it.
“I would love to do ‘The Emoji Movie’ and things like that and have the time to develop animated features,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
But Miller’s abrasive attitude — he told Vulture that women aren’t funny because they’ve been “taught to suppress their sense of humor during their formative years” — have rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. And now they’re relishing in his failure.
TJ Miller’s lucky he’s got Deadpool 2 coming soon. https://t.co/L572QBttcD
— Tommy Wiseau (@TheSpiderling16) July 27, 2017
tj miller did all this for 0% pic.twitter.com/MFck7FzXX4
— EmojiDemon. (@ToastDemon_) July 27, 2017
“[The Emoji Movie] will be the next funny thing everyone is talking about.” – TJ Miller in an interview with Hollywood https://t.co/DTW8tkajy2
— Alex Gonzalez (@NahitsjustAlex) July 27, 2017
“The Emoji Movie” is in theaters July 28.
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