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Emoji Movie: Good or Bad?

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Today I’ll be talking about the Emoji movie that cam out recently. It was made by Sony Pictures Animation. It revolves around one particular smartphone and an emoji named Gene who can’t seem to figure out what face he permanently wants to be. He’s supposed to be a meh emoji like his parents, but for some reason he’s super emotional unlike the other emojis.

All his life he wants to prove that he can do his job and be like everyone else. As you all know though, he messes that up so bad that the director of emoji company (is what I’m going to call it),Smiley, had to put some very drastic measures into effect. So, to prove to everyone that he can fix this whole mess he goes outside of the app and ventures into the other apps on the smartphone with his new friend, Hi-five in search of a hacker called Jailbreak.

Usually, I look at Rotten Tomatoes before I decide to watch a movie or not, but ended up doing the opposite.After watching it and looking at the site, I was surprised that the critics gave it a 9% and the general audience gave it a 40%. For the critics they complained that it was advertising and the advertising wasn’t that good anyway. My question to that is what exactly is this movie advertising?

I would agree with their comments if their was an app in the movie I never saw before, but their wasn’t. The whole point of advertising is to sell or suggest a product or a service to the customer that they don’t already have.

Do phones come with emojis? Yes.

Does most of the world have Spotify, Pandora or something similar on their phones or has at least heard of it? Yes.

Have you heard or played Dance Dance Revolution or something similar? Yes.

Then what exactly is this movie advertising?

For me I guess I don’t get what the issue is when the critics were concerned. The general pubic though I can make a good guess why I got that score. I think the public is tired of the same general story plot line that we’ve watched throughout the years when it comes to animation movies.

moviesroom.plWhile I was watching the movie, I could already predict what was going to happen next and sure enough it happened to the point where I got bored. When movies become predictable like that the audience loses interest and I think that’s what happened here. Think about the reasons why animation movies like Frozen and Moana did so well.

It’s because they completed changed the usual animation Disney-like plot line that we are used to seeing in the past. Plus, they were both beautifully well done. I bet at first when they saw what kind of movie this was going to be everyone was excited because it was a ‘our generation’ type movie. Though after watching it they were probably  very disappointed at the final result because they thought it wasn’t how they thought it was going to be. If the creators of the Emoji movie would have put in one UNPREDICTABLE TWIST in the story, then I think the ratings would have gotten a bit higher than what they are right now.

So, I take it back I can see why they general audience gave this a 40% on the site. Moving on, my favorite characters were Gene’s parents and Jailbreak. His parents because they were meh all the time, but kept saying they were having a different emotion on the inside which I thought was funny. Also, I like Jailbreak’s personality who just wants to live life the way she wants and stop being forced to be girly because that’s what everyone wants her to be. If she was a human she would be that typical teen that was hiding a double life behind her parents back.

Overall this movie wasn’t that bad, but definitely needed some work. It was still enjoyable to watch and pass the time. Also, I like to wish you all a happy thanksgiving and I hope are all enjoying stuffing your faces as you spend time with your friends and family.

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Last Despicable Me Movie?

Rotoscopers.comOnce again another Despicable Me movie has come out for our enjoyment. This one is about Gru who not only gets his wife and himself fired for the secret agent organization, but learns that his father that he thought was dead recently passed away and that he has a twin brother.

I thought it was hilarious to find out how good his twin, Dru has it. He’s rich, lives in a mansion, everyone loves him and he has a full head of hair. Instantly, Gru was jealous of him because of everything he had , but learns to get over it. Also, he learns that being a villain was part of the family business and that Dru has absolutely no talent being evil and wants Gru to help him channel his inner evil.

While that’s all happening Lucy is trying to have mother/daughter bonding time with them. I think my favorite part in this is when Margo unknowingly is forced to participate in a local village ceremony that leads to this poor boy thinking that he and Margo are engaged. Rule # 1 of traveling is never participate in foreign activities that you don’t know all the details to.

The part where the boy gets rejected and is super dramatic about it is the funniest thing ever. I watched that one scene three times over.

I feel like this is going to be the last Despicable Me movie because I don’t think they can drag it out anymore than they’ve already have. It was a fun ride while it lasted and it’s always funny to watch the minions be stupid about something. I really enjoyed these movies.

Sorry if you guys feel like this post is really short compared to the others.

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Secret Life of Pets

I bet everyone wonders what their pets do when they’re gone. Some pet parents put up cameras or let someone else babysit them but most of us like the mystery of wondering what they do when we turn our backs. This is why I liked this movie so much when it came out.

This movie was made by Illumination Entertainment and it centers around a dog named Max. He’s super attached to his owner and can’t stand it when she leaves for work or for anything else that he can’t be involved with. It was because he thought about his owner all the freaking time that he never really noticed the cute and hyper Gidget who had a serious crush on him. One day, everything changes for Max when his owner suddenly decides that he needs a playmate so she ends up adopting Duke who is a huge and hairy dog that doesn’t know his own strength. Immediately, the two hate each other but that’s mostly because Max was being so mean to him and wasn’t giving him a chance. Basically, Duke had no choice at that point but to use his size and intimidate Max into behaving…..or at least try.

After, this movie is over you kind of start to wonder if your pet has similar adventures when your gone. I sadly don’t have any pets with me right now so I don’t have to wonder but I think it would be cool to find out later that my pet did all of these things and still managed to get back inside the house in time to greet me when I get home. This movie is really sad, funny and heart warming at the same time as you watch two different types of characters get along when the odds were against them. Its one of those opposites attract type deal.

If you an animal lover, pet owner or just love watching hilarious animation movies then this movie is for you. Watching this movie will definitely make your day just a little bit brighter….that is if you can get over the sad stuff in the movie first. Hope you guys enjoy this movie and its furry characters.

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Sausage Party

This movie came out just recently and this is the first ever R-rated animation movie. So, that means this is a movie just for adults because it was a different kind of animation movie I had to see what it was about. Basically, this story is about food and the food in the grocery store all think that once their bought and taken to a human’s home, they would be cared for and loved for all eternity. Of course, we all know that’s a load of bull and couldn’t wait to see their faces when they finally figure out the truth.

Anyway, the story is mainly centered around a hotdog named Frank and Brenda, the hotdog bun. Making a long story short they end up lost in the grocery store and are trying to find a way back to their aisle, so they both have a chance of bought together. On their journey though, they see and find strange things that they never seen before. The movie is very funny with a lot of dirty jokes and all. Also, because its animated you kind of don’t expect them to cuss…..at least, I wasn’t. I wasn’t sure about everyone else.

The ending was a bit much for me. I didn’t know what to really make of it. I’m not going to say anything about the ending because I don’t want to spoil it for a lot of you. For me, it was something that I wasn’t expecting for them to put in there, so I didn’t know how I felt about it. I knew the moment that I saw the trailer everyone was going to have a meme field day with this movie especially with the hot dog and the bun. So, if you’re looking to watch an animated movie with funny characters that like to cuss and make dirty jokes then I highly recommend this movie to you guys.

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Zootopia

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Zootopia is one of the recent movies that came out not long ago. Its about a cute rabbit named Judy, whose been wanting to be a police officer since she was a kid, but nobody including her own family believes that she has what it takes to be a real police officer. In this animal world, it looks like depending on what type of animal you are (predator or prey) pretty much decides what kind of work you do. For example, since Judy and her family are all rabbits they own a nice vegetable farm out in the countryside. While animals like tigers, bulls, dogs or even elephants get into law enforcement work,

 

Even though the whole world is against her, she still believes she can become an officer one day and has a pretty positive outlook on the world. Well, that is until she moves to Zootopia, the most diverse city in the world. There she finds that she might need more than a ‘can do’ attitude and good grades from the police academy to run with the big dogs. Eventually, she meets a con artist fox named Nick, who is pretty much the exact opposite of the rabbit in every way and as they say……opposites attract. It didn’t take long for these two to keep running into each other, especially, after she gets assigned a case that seems almost impossible to solve.

This unlikely duo tries to solve the mystery and at the same time learn about each other. For the longest time, I thought these two were going to end up being together and everything. I don’t know how it works in this human-animal world though. Do they allow interspecies couples or do they not care about that in this world? I guess, we’ll never know.

They made the suggestion very hard in the movie, but I guess they didn’t want to go that route because its a kids movie. On the other hand, their have been plenty of couples who kiss and hold hands in past PG kid movies, so I don’t know what they were thinking with this. Maybe, they thought someone would get offended? I wouldn’t be too surprised in this day and age to find a few random people with plenty of time on their hands complaining about an animation movie and a good one at that

I really enjoyed watching this movie though. It was funny, interesting, diverse, modern and a joy to watch. This world describes our modern times and how being different from someone else effects them and how it can cause so much unnecessary hate and disgust. Also, I enjoyed the little animal puns that they bring out of nowhere. I can’t see anybody watching this movie and coming out the theater hating it. Its an incredible movie and I loved every minute of it. I hope after your done watching it, you’ll totally agree.

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