The Emoji Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated science fiction-comedy film directed by Tony Leondis and written by Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White, based on the emoji symbols. It stars the voices of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara, Sean Hayes and Patrick Stewart. The film centers on Gene, a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a teenager's phone, and who sets out on a journey to become a normal meh emoji like his parents.
PhantomStrider (along with everyone else) loathes the film with a deep and burning passion. He pretty much considers it a cruel cash grab by Sony for its excruciatingly unoriginal plot, insulting product placements, and its teen lingo being shoved down children's throats. He also considers it to be a big milestone on movie society, especially due to how much unoriginal ideas are being influenced by this movie.
Lists Strider Includes The Emoji Movie
- It made it to Worst Sony Animated Movies at #1 (September 23, 2017).
- It made it to Worst Movies of 2017 at #1 (December 29, 2017).
- It made it to Worst/Best Modern Sony Animated Movies at #2 (January 9, 2020).
- It made it as a dishonorable mention in Worst 2017 Animated Movies (June 1, 2020).
- Despite The Emoji Movie's infamously bad reputation, the movie surprisingly made $185,768,848 at the box office by the time Worst Sony Animated Movies was made. It has grossed a total of $216,999,423 by the time Worst Movies of 2017 was made. It has also actually grossed a total of $217,776,646 as of March 18, 2018 .
- IMDB also had a score of 2.1/10 by the time his video was made and it continued to increase over time.
- The Emoji Movie is the primary reason why his Worst Sony Animated Movies list was made.
- Since the movie wasn't even released on DVD by the time his video was made, he mostly used clips from the trailers for his Worst Sony Animated Movies video. It got released on DVD in the United States on October 24, 2017. He was able to find more additional footage for his Worst Movies of 2017.