People have been joking about it for a long time – when is there going to be a movie about emojis coming out? It has happened, and the results are… a little anti climactic. Reviews have not been positive and something that could have been a feel-good film with all-round laughs has actually turned into a bit of a disaster in the box offices.
The plot focuses on Gene, an emoji living with his parents in Textopolis. The narrative tracks his adventures as he goes missing and meets lots of characters along the way, including a hacker, a smiler emoji and a princess called Linda.
The film was directed by Tony Leondis and was originally inspired by his love of Toy Story. He wanted to make something along the same lines that would resonate with people today. The film featured some big names, including James Corden, Anna Faris, Patrick Stewart and Christina Aguilera.