Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New 'Emoji Movie' Trailer Feels Like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Finding the right emoji to describe the new "Emoji Movie" trailer isn't easy.

Maybe 😢 (face without mouth)? Or how about expressionless face πŸ˜‘? There's always thinking face πŸ€”, as we consider how this has all come to pass. Or perhaps the ever enigmatic πŸ™ƒ (upside down face).

The trailer shows that this movie is everything we expected from a movie inspired by mini icons used by tweens to avoid actual words. T.J. Miller voices Gene, who is supposed to be a "meh" face, but has more than one emotion inside of him. When he fails to make the correct expression, he's banished to Loser's Lounge, where he befriends a hacker emoji (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on a quest to find the code to fix Gene.

This is a kids' movie, through and through, with a lot of corny sight gags and not-very-subtle poop jokes (Patrick Stewart plays that emoji, sigh).

"The Emoji Movie" opens in theaters July 28.

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