Movie | In The Emoji Movie, animated icons discover the value of community
by Bob Brown
Posted 8/03/17, 02:45 pm
Emojis—for those of you still relying on facial muscles to express your feelings—are emotion-communicating icons added to emails and text messages. Smartphone users have hundreds at their fingertips, including “smiley face” and “fist bump.”
By turning these icons into movie characters, The Emoji Movie tells the story of one particular emoji’s breakdown and the ensuing havoc. Inside teenager Alex’s phone, Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is a “meh”: His sole duty is to convey a blasé mood. But unlike his fellow emojis, Gene shows more than one emotion.