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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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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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Ouji to Majou to Himegimi

This manga is about a girl, who I thought was a boy when I first saw her, named Subaru. She used to go to school at a all girls school until she found out that her dad was back in town and wanted to move closer to him. So, now she’s moving to a co-ed school and now lives next door to her old childhood friend, Megumi.

Megumi seems to be a little off sometimes because you don’t what he’s thinking. Sometimes, he would say and do things randomly like where pink or suggest seafood as good bedroom decoration. But, then later he would at serious and cool like he’s always been that way. I find him to be really funny.

Anyway, when she goes to this school she gains the attention of the three most popular guys at school, that also happen to be Megumi’s best friends. They tell her that she was a handsome womanizing prince in a past life that let the princesses that were after his heart start a war over him. This making a local witch get mad at him and curse him to be reborn as a woman over and over. The only way to break the curse is to fall in love with her true love.

Also, the curse also effected the princesses, as well. But, they got turned into boys and they remember all of their past lives except Subaru. She only remembers one fragment of her past life, but hasn’t really connected the dots yet.

So, now all three of the guys are competing for her love, so they can get finally break the curse. The three princes are Reiji, Ibusaki and Mashiro. Reji is the reincarnation of Cinderella and I would have to say that he is my favorite out of the three. This loves to bully people especially, Subaru and everyone but her doesn’t mind it one bit. If you really think about it, his personality makes a lot of sense. He’s the reincarnation of Cinderella who was mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters for a long time. So, I guess when she got reincarnated she decided it was time for a little payback.

Ibusaki is the reincarnation of Thumbelina. He’s super cute and happy go lucky or he likes playing that off really well. If theirs one thing you don’t want to do its pissing him of because suddenly he’ll go from innocent bystander to kick ass martial artist. He displayed some of that in the beginning of the story when they saw some guys dump water on top of Subaru’s head. For some reason, this character kind of reminds me of Honey in Ouran Host Club.

Last but not least, their is Mashiro who is the reincarnation of Sleeping Beauty. We all know who Sleeping Beauty is, she’s the princess who was loved by animals and got poisoned by eating an apple which caused her to go into an eternal sleep. His personality didn’t surprise me at the least, but his love for apples did. You would think that after what happened last time in his past life that he would stay from apples, but he’ll eat anything apple flavored. This guy is an air head and always looks like he’s about to fall asleep, but miraculously he pays a lot of attention to what he’s doing and animals love to be around him.

If you asked me who I think will win her heart, I think it would be Megumi. That’s because he’s her childhood friend, looks out for her and I think that eventually he’s going to become a little jealous after seeing these three around her for so long. This manga right now is incomplete and I can’t wait to see who Subaru will end up choosing.

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