Google a list of the worst films of all time and the results won’t surprise you. Tommy Wiseau’s The Room? Terrible. Epic Movie? Complete disaster. And there’s always the infamous Planet 9 From Outer Space, by Ed Wood, which was deemed the ‘Worst Film Ever’ by the Golden Turkey Awards.
Well, get the drum rolling, because we’re about to reveal the newest addition to the list…
The Emoji Movie.
The film that no one asked for and no one wanted – not even the millennials – has officially hit rock bottom on film reviewing website Rotten Tomatoes.
Just hours after the premiere, The Emoji Movie had a score of 0%, although at the time of writing that’s risen to an impressive 8%.
“This may come as a shock to many of you, but The Emoji Movie is not good. In fact, it’s really bad,” one reviewer reveals.
“There’s a justifiable self-loathing running through The Emoji Movie,” says another.
The best review probably has to go to Charles Bramesco: “A viewer leaves The Emoji Movie a colder person, not only angry at the film for being unconscionably bad, but resentful of it for making them feel angry.”
The film, which stars T.J.Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden and Patrick Stewart, is about a malfunctioning ‘Meh’ emoji who ventures out into the world of phone apps to try and restore itself with the help of James Corden (the Hi-5 emoji).
But most critics have called it out for basically being a film about product placement to try and make profit from all the apps it mentions.
And it looks like even the kids didn’t like it.
According to the Vox review, one girl turned to her mum in the middle of the film and said: “Mommy, I want to go home now.”
Twitter didn’t have anything more positive to say.
My kids took me to see The Emoji Movie and now I hate my own kids.
— Burnie Burns (@burnie) July 30, 2017
How did The Emoji Movie get made? Who thought people would watch it? I'm baffled.
— deray (@deray) July 29, 2017
If any of my friends see the emoji movie I will absolutely terminate that friendship no question asked
— Mady McGann (@madymcgann) July 25, 2017
I went to The Emoji Movie at 11 last night and they thought no one would come so they didn't even play it pic.twitter.com/JZzPQv1yIW
— Jules (@Julian_Epp) July 30, 2017
It looks like The Emoji Movie is, to use the technical term, a car crash of a film.
What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
If you haven’t seen it, you can watch the trailer below.