The Emoji Movie is just a big sad face

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

COME back, The An­gry Birds Movie, you 2016 cartoon calamity! Not only is all for­given.

You are a paragon of taste, re­straint and higher learn­ing when com­pared to this year’s app-troc­ity leap­ing from phone screen to big screen.

The Emoji Movie is a fea­ture film drama­tis­ing the wacky ex­ploits of those play­ful pic­tograms through which much of the world com­mu­ni­cates.

The most con­ve­nient way to re­view this soul­less, cyn­i­cal and strik­ingly un­funny an­i­mated com­edy could be to sim­ply print one big Poop Emoji.

Is there an Emoji of some­one set­ting fire to a cinema?

That would be per­fect. The story un­folds – and then tears it­self im­me­di­ately to pieces – in the city of Tex­topo­lis, which is lo­cated in­side a child’s mo­bile phone.

It is here we meet Meh

(voiced by T.J. Miller), an Emoji marked for dele­tion be­cause he is too cheer­ful to con­vey in­dif­fer­ence.

Meh just might be the most ex­cep­tion­ally dire lead char­ac­ter to have ever fronted an an­i­mated com­edy.

He re­ally ex­ists only to give lethar­gic shout-outs to dig­i­tal brands who have paid for that ex­alted priv­i­lege.

As for those ad­ver­tis­ers who shelled out a lit­tle less, Meh and his fel­low Emo­jis will hang out near the rel­e­vant logo.

SAD FACE: A scene from The Emoji Movie.

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