The Emoji Movie Hatedom
AMW is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Tony Leondis and written by Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White, based on emoji faces, smileys and graphics used in electronic messages. The film centers on Gene, a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a teenager's phone, and who sets out on a journey to become a normal meh emoji like his parents. It was produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing under the Columbia Pictures label.
When the film's teaser trailer debuted, it received wildly harsh criticism from social media users and audiences, and when the film was released, it was widely panned by critics and audiences alike, which led to a very toxic and memetic hatedom.
Why They Keep Making The Wrong Face
- Many of them are from the Sony Pictures Animation Hatedom since the studio itself produced this film. In fact, they're the ones that started the whole riot against Sony Pictures Animation all because of a movie they didn't like. It doesn't help that some went as far as to send death threats and very destructive and harsh criticism to the staff behind SPA just because of the movie.
- They never treat The Emoji Movie like it's an actual movie. Instead, they call it "the end of the world", "Satan rising from hell", "the apocalypse starting", "World War 3", "Friday the 13th (the day, not the movie) lasting forever", or "September 11, 2001 all over again".
- Many sections of comments from videos like "Top 10 Worst Movies of 2017", "The Worst Animated Movies in History", etc., are full of repetitive and annoying comments saying things like "I knew that The Emoji Movie was going to be number 1" , "I miss The Emoji Movie", etc.
- It's so terrible that even the hatedom knows how toxic it is, yet it can't stop itself.
- People spread false rumors that claimed that the Popeye movie was cancelled because of The Emoji Movie, even though the movie's production was halted because of story problems and Genndy Tartakovsky left the project.
- A majority of them are rip-off claimers, as they call the movie a rip-off to other animated films such as The Lego Movie, Inside Out, and Wreck-It-Ralph just because of a few similarities.
- They drew a bunch of hate art and hate memes and posted them on social media sites, which usually depict characters from The Emoji Movie being killed, tortured, assaulted, abused, or insulted by characters from The Lego Movie, Wreck-It Ralph, and Inside Out (which people claim the movie ripped-off those three other movies), or even characters from other movies and franchises they find good. Even some characters from certain Sony Pictures Animation properties are involved in mocking or tormenting the characters from The Emoji Movie in hate art and hate memes.
- They harass Tony Leondis for making this movie, treating him like he's the worst director ever and that he should never work in the film industry again.
- Besides hate art, they also made hate videos and hate parodies about the movie on the internet, which includes a lot of whiny rants on the movie and Sony Pictures Animation, as well as Vyond-styled rants about the film and grounded videos made out of some of the characters, mainly Gene.
- An infamous example of a hate parody was a video made using Plotagon where Caillou bombed and destroyed the Sony Pictures Animation headquarters all just because of The Emoji Movie, and he ended up killing the people inside the studio, which was reported on the news in the video. And to add insult to the injury, Caillou got ungrounded and rewarded for blowing up the studio. In real life, it would be very illegal to do and would not only get Caillou arrested and locked up in real life, but worse, this could get him put on death row! However, the video had since been removed from YouTube after the person who made the video got terminated.
- They made a bunch of petitions on Change.Org to have the movie cancelled and banned, which all of them failed.
- They witch hunt on people who like the movie. They will call anyone who like The Emoji Movie "autistic", which is insulting to autistic people. They will also block, harass, and then false report anyone on social media who likes the movie, and to make matters worse, they even wish death upon these fans and tell them to drink bleach.
- Some of them hate the film only because other people (most notably AniMat) hate it as well, thus proving they circle-jerk their hate towards the film.
- They think that everyone in the world hates this film, when there are a lot of people that do enjoy it.
- They even celebrated the fact that it won four Golden Raspberry Awards, taking home Worst Picture, Worst Director (Tony Leondis), Worst Screenplay (based on a trend of emojis), and Worst Screen Combo (any two obnoxious emojis).
- Many of them went berserk over these three reasons about the movie:
- They went mad when the movie grossed $217 million worldwide and surpassed its $50 million budget. Technically, they wanted the movie to be a box office bomb, which would've damaged the financial reputation of Sony Pictures Animation. However it did briefly held the record for the worst opening for a film in over 4,000 theaters, until it was surpassed two weeks later by The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which had an opening of $8.3 million from 4,003 theaters.
- They also overreacted when the movie was nominated at the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards for "Favorite Animated Film" and they thought it was going to win that award, even though Disney/Pixar's Coco won that award.
- They were also disgusted when they found out that a man from New Jersey was pleasuring himself during a showing of the movie and got arrested for it. Yes, what that man did was disturbing and uncalled for, especially during a screening of a family film, but that does not affect the quality of the film.
- Many people hate the movie simply because it has emojis.
- Another reason they hate it is because Patrick Stewart voiced a poop emoji.
- Ironically, some of them are part of the Emoji Fandom as they like emojis, yet they hate this movie, which is based on emojis themselves.
- Several people wanted Sony Pictures Animation to close down all because they made this movie!
- They also even threatened to raid and destroy Sony Pictures Entertainment all over one movie, which would get them arrested by paying millions of dollars in damage and would also have them take responsibility for the countless lives of all the people who work at Sony Pictures, and they would be sentenced not only to just life imprisonment but worse, this can also get them sentenced to death!
- And as mentioned above, they sent death threats and harsh criticism to the staff of Sony Pictures on social media, which is very unnecessary and immature.
- Heck, even AniMat was toxic about his hatred for this film. He insulted the people who gave The Emoji Movie a chance just months before it was out by calling them "brain damaged idiots". The people who hated The Emoji Movie made Animat like he's a God when he reviewed The Emoji Movie. Not only that, but he wanted Sony Pictures Animation to close down just because he didn't like the film nor did he like 2 other Sony productions, the Hotel Transylvania franchise and the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs franchise.
- Many believe that 2017 is the worst year in history only for this movie.
- Some are part of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Fandom because both films are made by Sony, as well as manchildren, the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Fandom because some of the voice actors in the Japanese dub of The Emoji Movie have JoJo voice actors as one of the main cast (In fact, they used to be former JoJo fans, but lost their minds when that happened), the Inside Out fandom, The LEGO Movie Fandom and the Wreck-it Ralph fandoms because of how they keep chastizing on The Emoji Movie.
- Many have regarded 2017 as one of the worst years in cinema history solely because of this movie when there are a lot of good films that were released that year (depending on your point of view) such as:
- The Shape of Water
- Get Out
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- The Florida Project
- Lady Bird
- Call Me by Your Name
- Darkest Hour
- The Big Sick
- The Disaster Artist
- I, Tonya
- Phantom Thread
- Blade Runner 2049
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Baby Driver
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- Logan Lucky
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Girls Trip
- No Game No Life: Zero
- Tokyo Ghoul
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Cars 3
- Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- The Lego Batman Movie
- My Little Pony: The Movie
- Good Time
- Wonder Woman
- Hypocrisy: Many people hate this movie because of the product placement, yet they like Wreck-It Ralph, The LEGO Movie, and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which also have product placement (albeit in a more modest way)!
- Before the movie came out, many people were already hating on it.
- They use the infamous "Hollywood ran out of ideas" excuse.
- They call it 'cancer' which can be offensive to those who have cancer.
- They won't stop complaining about a sequel which is most likely never going to happen because of the negative reception of this movie and Emojis would likely become outdated.
- The only reason why some of them like Smiler is only because she is the villain. Just because she is a villain from something you hate doesn’t make her a good character.
- Because of all of these reasons, they caused massive damage to the movie, cartoon and meme communities.
Maybe A 👍 is Appropriate After All
- Some haters like I Hate Everything and Nostalgia Critic (where he admitted it was over hated and the movie to be run-of-the-mill bad) are nice and give regards to differing opinions from others. And they don't immaturely, constantly or unreasonably bash the movie unlike the rest of the haters do.
- They do have a point about The Emoji Movie not being a good movie and have good reasons to dislike it. Examples include a very predictable and a formulaic plot, flat characterization, Gene being an unlikable protagonist, overuse of product placement, Hi-5's subplot being overshadowed completely by Gene's, very poorly written unfunny jokes, many plotholes, etc. However that doesn't excuse their toxicity though.
- They also have a point that the film used bad marketing such as the now-deleted promotional image of Smiler that spoofed the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale, which was a really bad choice to market the film because of the themes of the aforementioned series and the seemingly blatant misunderstanding of them, as well as the fact that it was marketed towards a family film. You know, for kids.
- They are right that the man from New Jersey shouldn't have pleasured himself during a screening of the film, as there were most likely children present, but that still does not effect the quality of the film though.
- Some of them (mainly the Sony Pictures Animation haters) calmed down after the release of the first trailer of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and most of them eventually calmed down after the aforementioned movie was released.
- Not all of them sent death threats to the staff of Sony Pictures over this movie.
I HATE THE EMOJI MOVIE I Hate Everything's rant on why he hates The Emoji Movie.