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Emoji’s, some of us use them every day, and some of us possess the magical ability to express our feelings on our own ( just banter, not throwing shade ). “The Emoji Movie” will unlock the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture”
If you are looking for a weekend film to take the kids to see, The Emoji Movie is sure to keep the little ones entertained and you may appreciate the various pop culture references, animation, and of course the lessons there can be learned.
Here are 3 lessons kids will learn from the Emoji Movie:
1. Never Stop Being Yourself: Throughout the film, our three main characters either want to change the way they are, be more likable, or leave who they once were behind. The ultimate truth that’s revealed is that we can’t let other people’s words or ideologies change who we truly are. And being someone’s favorite or being cool is overrated because, in the long run, it is more valuable than being comfortable in your own skin.
2. Don’t Be Afraid To Share Your Feelings: Whether it’s with a heart emoji, a well thought-out love letter or a grudge one is holding, it is important to express your feeling and not should bottle them up. While this lesson is important for kids to learn, I think it may be even more important for some adults to realize.
3. Accept Other People For Who They Are: In 2017, this lesson is probably the most applicable of the three. In the Emoji movie, Gene’s parents are harsh on him because he doesn’t reach their strict expectations of him. This fact drives Gene away and puts unnecessary pressure on him that all could’ve been avoided if his parents were a little more accepting/flexible. In life, you don’t have to like anyone, but you should at least accept others for how they are and be kind.
Well, there you have it guys. Emoji Movie is out now and is a good family film to enjoy. I liked seeing some of my favorite apps get referenced and come to life, and I think many others will as well.