And while that may not seem shocking to you as an adult who didn’t grow up with emojis, we thought we would check in with the demographic it’s for (the kids), who are all about the emojis. Maybe they’d be kinder to the film than all the professional critics?
Turns out, not so much. Jennifer Modlinger, our Director of Partnerships (and a Kveller writer!), told her 10 year-old son disliked it, though not with the venom of his grown-up counterpoints. So we asked him for a review:
“It wasn’t a great movie but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. There were multiple plots that were confusing but I kind of liked the story. The main idea is that an Emoji kept making the wrong face when he was used on this guy’s phone and it happened in a text that he sent to his girlfriend and it made her mad. He was going to erase his phone which would have destroyed the emojis but the Emoji who kept making the wrong face hired a hacking emoji to fix him and save all the Emojis.
My friends gave it mixed reviews. The kindergartener in the group thought it was a bad movie.”
So take it from a kid: if you haven’t seen it, don’t go out of your way to.
Instead, be happy you are blissfully unaware and have those two hours of your life to do whatever you want with (like, make lunch for the week).