The Emoji Movie just hit theaters this Friday, and it’s already in the toilet when it comes to the critics. Some have described this film as “unfunny,” a “waste of time,” and “brutally depressing.” Currently, this film has a 3% on the film review site Rotten Tomatoes. Sounds low, right? Well, this is actually an improvement considering the film originally received a zero percent on that website.
T.J. Miller stars in this critically-panned feature. He plays the roles of “Meh” emoji character and Stewart the poop emoji. Miller even called The Emoji Movie a “great film” and that he was very excited working on this movie following his departure from the HBO series Silicon Valley.
However, some have disagreed with Miller’s assessment of the film. Screencrush’s Matt Singer says, “Between Poop and Gene Meh, the characters’ names provide a more succinct and effective Emoji Movie review than I ever could.”
Let’s just say that critics took a total sh*t all over Miller’s masterwork. This isn’t a good look for the former Erlich Bachman. I wonder how Miller will respond…
But then again, these negatives reviews may just inspire sympathy from some overly generous movie-goer…
Thanks to this review, The Emoji Movie has jumped up to tie with Jack and Jill at 3% pic.twitter.com/tAKNoa7QxY
— Gus | ᴬⁿᶦᵐᵃˡ ᶜʳᵒˢˢᶦⁿᵍ ᴺᵉʷ ᴴᵒʳᶦᶻᵒⁿˢ (@guscraw) July 28, 2017
Another huge criticism of the film, besides making some viewers depressed, is the fact that it’s also one big product placement advertisement. Sony teamed up with a bunch of apps and shamelessly promoted them throughout the movie as a means to generate more revenue.
Check out the gallery, at the top of the page, to see the hilarious response from critics regarding this alleged dumpster fire of a film. But if you want to see the brutal response from fans, look no further than Twitter…
I wonder if the premiums for popcorn will skyrocket now…
i know that history was made last night, but please don't let obamacare's survival overshadow the emoji movie's opening day
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) July 28, 2017
T.J. Miller and Sony may just get their revenge after all…with a dreaded sequel! Mwahahahahahaha!
It’s all about how you frame the film…
This is all Jin Yang’s fault, isn’t it?