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The Emoji Movie Review – Exhilarating Storyline & Wonderful Cast

The Emoji Movie Review – Exhilarating Storyline & Wonderful Cast - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 28, 2017
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

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By Imani Baptiste-Green, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age: 15

The Emoji Movie 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 bursts with multiple expressions.

Gene in Texopolis Gene in Texopolis Courtesy of Sony Pictures

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. 

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The Emoji Movie is a kid-friendly fun and exciting film for people of all ages to enjoy and connect with. I love how the world of emojis in smartphone relates to the human world throughout the film. It gives the audience a way to identify with the characters and the plot. Families will definitely enjoy this amusing motion film and may even learn from it.

Alex (Jake T. Austin) looking at all the emojisAlex (Jake T. Austin) looking at all the emojisCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Alex’s (Jake T. Austin) smartphone is home to all of the emojis. Each has its own facial expression except for Gene (T.J. Miller). Gene struggles with being an emoji with multiple expressions and is determined to become normal like all of the other emojis. Gene asks for help from his new best friends, Hi-5 (James Corden) and Jailbreak (Anna Faris),  a popular code breaker. During their epic adventure, the three face great danger and conflict with other characters. Join them on their experience.

Gene, Jailbreak and Hi-5Gene, Jailbreak and Hi-5Courtesy of Sony Pictures

I enjoyed every aspect of this film, but my favorite scene is when Gene realizes his uniqueness from the other emojis. Alex is having phone troubles and is on the verge of getting it fixed, which means the end for all things emojis. Gene steps in to make sure that doesn’t happen, which is a perk since he recognizes his worth. This scene sends a powerful message for kids to learn about liking themselves and recognizing their importance in the world.

Hi-5 and GeneHi-5 and GeneCourtesy of Sony Pictures

The overall message of the film is to learn to accept who you are, no matter what others think of you. In the beginning, Gene has trouble figuring out who he is and why he isn’t like the rest. That leads him to wanting to be normal. Fortunately, Gene later realizes who he is, with a little help from his friends, and finally accepts himself. Kids and even adults can learn a lesson from this  and apply it to their lives by building up their own self confidence.

Smiler with the emoji wallSmiler with the emoji wallCourtesy of Sony Pictures

I recommend this film for ages 5 to 18. There are scenes that tweens and teens can enjoy, but it also contains some scenes are suitable for 5 to 13 year olds. Adults will most likely enjoy this as well. It really is a film that the whole family will get a kick out of.

Flamenca and Poop Flamenca and Poop Courtesy of Sony Pictures

I rate The Emoji Movie 4 out of 5 because of its exhilarating storyline, wonderful cast, colorful animation and overall message. The Emoji Movie is in theaters now so, be sure to check it out so you can laugh along with the characters and enjoy it as much as I did.

The Emoji Movie Rating: 4

The Emoji Movie PosterThe Emoji Movie PosterCourtesy of Sony Pictures
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