The Emoji Movie teaser: The first clip from the film no one wanted is here

The film stars a bunch of actors millenials like, while also being very meta - because supposedly millenials like that, too

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 21 December 2016 10:38
The Emoji Movie - Trailer

It's hard not to become increasingly resentful of The LEGO Movie for opening the floodgates wide on the belief that terrible concepts have the potential ability to make great movies.

Someone, at some point, will have brought up The LEGO Movie during a boardroom meeting on The Emoji Movie, and everyone will have wisely nodded their heads in agreement and the idea will have continued to forge ahead against all good taste and judgement.

So, now The Emoji Movie exists. A film based entirely on a set of tiny images invented for the set purpose of defining when a 'hehe' is a sexual proposition and when it's an expression of thinly veiled disdain.

The first teaser for The Emoji Movie attempts to get meta by having the "meh" emoji introduce the project, and express how "it's almost too thrilling for words". It does this, because this is what millennials like. Also, there is a poop joke.

The Emoji Movie stars T.J. Miller, who was in that Deadpool film millenials like so much; alongside Broad City's Ilana Glazer and James Corden, the man who does all the Carpool Karaoke videos. Millenials like those two people as well.

Miller voices an emoji born (born?) with more than just one designated emotion; but determined to be "normal", he enlists his best friend Hi-5 (Corden) and the notorious code-breaking emoji Jailbreak (Glazer) to undergo an epic "app-venture" to find a fix, though it soon turns out a greater danger has placed the entire phone world they inhabit under threat.

The Emoji Movie hits UK cinemas 13 October 2017.

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