It seems as if every year more and more films get released, varying in different genres, length, and reception. As a moviegoer, I understand (and join in on) the hype over new films and trailers that come out but also find myself scratching my head at the thought of some movies that make it onto the big screen.
Let’s dive right in, shall we? One of the most highly anticipated movies of 2017 for long-time fans of the cartoons was Saban’s Power Rangers. The movie promised to be both modern and diverse, having a group of relatable teenagers that consisted of a non-heterosexual character, a character on the autism spectrum, alongside a predominantly non-white cast. When the movie came out, however, it didn’t do so great in the box-office, making a relatively tinier-than-predicted domestic total of $85 million (and $141 million worldwide). This made the idea of a sequel seem like a long-shot, yet fans and the cast are still holding out hope.
While Power Rangers is a prime example of people not knowing a good thing when they see it, more recently even more injustices have occurred. Fans on twitter have noted the way The Emoji Movie is off to a better start than Power Rangers was saying things like:
The Emoji Movie is Hollywood’s latest travesty, resulting in a 0% review rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Reviewers have called it “…nakedly idiotic,” and a “…stinking pile of poo,” yet the movie rose to the occasion by appealing to the deplorables of the world, becoming number two at the box office. This is a prime example of people not spending money on the right films to watch, and backing horribly-written and designed films all for the mediocre thought that “It looks funny.”
“…All there’s left to say is that giving money to a movie like this is only going to encourage more like it. So please: Don’t do it. Stay home. Watch literally anything else. And maybe put down your phone.” – Vox Staff Writer Alissa Wilkinson on The Emoji Movie.
To make matters worse, The Emoji Movie is alongside some great heavy-hitters in theatres right now like Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron, and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. Yet these movies are taking a back-seat to a literal movie about emojis. Movie fans have been tweeting and sharing their thoughts about the injustice, and one, in particular, summarizes my feelings exactly:
In conclusion, please stop supporting movies that do nothing for society or your health, and instead go see movies that deserve your love and support.