The only good thing I can say about this is that the majority of the trailer features US comedian Steven Wright, who most filmgoers may know best as the radio DJ being heard introducing songs during Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. However, I can guarantee this film will be nowhere near as good.
The plot? Apparently, this film unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.
Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
God, it sounds awful!
Directed by Anthony Leondis (B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations – if it ever sees the light of day), and also starring TJ Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ilana Glazer and… oh no, James Corden, I’ll be giving this a big miss.
Still, if it’s your bag, then you’ll be pleased because Emoji Movie has been brought forward from October 13th to August 4th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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