Don’t tell anyone BUT my favorite movie of the year is none other than.. wait for it.. The EMOJI Movie! Being totally honest here, I never watched the trailer and I had no idea what to expect, I imagined little bubbles running around being silly, making faces and telling jokes. Yes, seriously, that’s what I thought The Emoji Movie would be about. I had to check it out for myself and my son who is like, the BIGGEST emoji fan ever was super excited to see it too, my whole family was excited to see what would unfold.
My (Slightly) Spoiler Free Review)
If you haven’t yet seen the movie, I don’t want to spoil it by revealing the story, YES, there is a story, it’s not just a bunch of crazy emoji’s running around being silly. I will reveal a few things so if you haven’t seen the movie, skip this paragraph and move onto the next. Gene (Meh Emoji), is the main character, all the Emoji’s live inside a kids phone. Gene starts out training to be Meh but he has a dysfunction that allows him to be happy, sad an show all of the other emotions, being Meh doesn’t come naturally to him so he has to practice!
He ends up getting in some trouble with Smiler the boss, pretty much because he sucks at being Meh. A lot of stuff goes down so Gene and his friend Hi-5 take off inside the phone, they meet a girl who is a hacker (but she’s hiding something!), and all chaos ensues.
From a sweet story to some nasty villains who love kitties, this movie has everything and much more that makes a great movie! One of my favorite parts is when they all have to play Just Dance, there are some magic moments, hilarious moments and you MUST pick up a copy of The Emoji Movie if you have yet to see it! When you put together a bunch of great actors and comedians like Anna Faris and James Corden as the voice of a charahcter, the movie was sure to be a hit! The DVD is filled with great sounds, bright colors, dance moves and everything you need for a great family night in!
Pick up The Emoji Movie on 4K Ultra HD+ Blu-ray + Digital, Blu-ray + Digital and DVD October 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment!
Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.
THE EMOJI MOVIE features an all-star voice cast including T.J. Miller (How To Train Your Dragon) as Gene Meh, James Corden (“Late Late Show with James Corden”) as Hi-5, Anna Faris (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) as Jailbreak, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6) as Smiler, Steven Wright (Louie) as Mel Meh, Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde) as Mary Meh, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as phone owner Alex, Grammy® Award Winner Christina Aguilera as Akiko Glitter, Emmy® Award Nominee Sofia Vergara (The Smurfs) as Flamenca, Rachael Ray (“Rachael Ray”) as Spam, Emmy® Award Winner Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) as “Devil” Steven, and Emmy® Award Nominee Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Poop.
THE EMOJI MOVIE is filled with interactive bonus materials on the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital releases that are fun for the entire family to enjoy including the “Good Vibrations” Dance Along and Lyric Video, where you can join along in the dance party. Learn about the amazing dance moves from the film’s celebrity choreographer in “Choreographing Emoji with Matt Steffanina.” Get creative with step-by-step tutorials on how to draw your favorite Emoji’s with two “how to” videos. Go behind-the-scenes of a real-life coding school with the “Girls Who Code” featurette, and get to know everything about the all-star cast in “Express Yourself: Meet the Cast.” Fans will also get to unveil more of the story behind their beloved character in “Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story.” Additional featurettes include “Creating the World Inside Your Phone,” “Bringing Emoji’s to Life,” and the very exciting “Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short.”
In addition to extra content above, exclusive to Blu-ray, fans of all ages will be able to give it their best shot at the “Gimme a Hand! Guess the Emoji Game,” where Hi-5 and Smiler give you clues to help you guess the mystery Emojis. You will also have the chance to get creative with your Halloween Trick-Or-Treat candy with “Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake.”
DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
- Director & Animators Commentary
- Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short
- Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story
- “Good Vibrations” Dance Along
- “Good Vibrations” Lyric Video
- Express Yourself: Meet The Cast
- Girls Can Code!
- Choreographing Emoji With Matt Steffanina
- Creating the World Inside Your Phone
- Bringing Emojis to Life
- How To Draw Poop
- How To Draw Gene
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:
Everything listed above, plus:
- Gimme a Hand! Guess the Emoji Game
- Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake
4K Ultra HD Includes:
- Feature film in 4K resolution with HDR & Dolby Atmos audio
- Blu-ray with above bonus materials
THE EMOJI MOVIE has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and is rated PG: for Rude Humor.
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This post is in partnership with Sony Home Entertainment, I received a copy of The Emoji Movie to facilitate my review.