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Review: The Emoji Movie

The_Emoji_Movie_film_posterLess than enthusiastic is how I’d rate my reaction when I heard this movie was coming out.  Why would anyone make a film about stupid texting icons?  Then my kids wanted to make it part of our family movie night this past Friday.  I had no choice but to see it, and it really hits the “Don’t judge a book by its cover” note.

It’s an animation geared towards young audiences, but has a very classic Disney movie quality, despite it not being a Disney film at all.  What I mean is that it is heartwarming, fun, and has an underlying love story that prevails in the end.

I found myself at times smiling and even laughing at the well played jokes and scenarios.  It felt familiar in a “Wreck-It-Ralph” sense.  In fact I could even see this and that movie occurring in the same universe.  That won’t happen of course, but it has the same sort of feel.

I don’t think I’ll ever see it again, so it’s not something that I personally would tell you to “go see,” but it is a fun movie with the kids, or just if you enjoy this genre.  I was pleasantly surprised, and didn’t feel as though I’d wasted time watching it.  I give it 2.5 out of 5 sCrypt ratings.  What did you think of the Emoji Movie?

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