Why?! - Meet Poop in 'The Emoji Movie'
Why can't we have nice things? Well, I have one possible answer: because movies like this are allowed to exist. I had to make a post to express my utter dismay that there is actually a big-budgeted studio film based off of EMOJIS!!! Take a look (or don't) at the introduction to the Poop emoji...I can't believe I'm saying that.
The clip is cleverly begun with a narration proclaiming "Meet Poop!" and we are then treated to some seriously unfunny character moments about a poop-shaped character who makes really bad fecal-based puns. Yeah, this will be a great, enriching experience for the kids. Seriously, I wish studios would try to make movies that actually teach children meaningful lessons. Just look at Disney, they do such a good job of imbuing their films with great characters that have heart and genuinely have very good life lessons that can be gleaned from the material. Laika is another great example of a studio that really tries to make family-oriented animated films that have something important to say.
I know I haven't seen the film, but this just looks like an empty cash-grab that could be toxic for its young demographic. I sincerely hope this film is a total bomb and nobody shows up to see it, but I fear that in this day-and-age, this is just the kind of film that parents are going to take their kids to see. Please, if anybody is listening, help restore my faith in humanity by not going to see the Emoji Movie