This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Emoji Movie, all opinions are my own!
The world has been addicted to social media and smartphones for quite some time now. Everywhere you look, even while driving, you will notice people checking their latest messages or scrolling through their Facebook feed.
Seriously, this is all people care about these days, and when they are not on their phones, they are just living the moments in between being on their phones like zombies.
It’s kinda weird how so many people want to ban guns because they are so dangerous but these same people are staring at their phones while driving their children around in a 2 ton weapon going 60 mph headed directly at my family.
They think gun control is the way to make the world a safer place. How does keeping the guns from the people who follow the laws, you know the people less likely to commit crimes like shooting at a crowd, keep the criminals from committing crimes? Those illegal guns are always available and not at all regulated, no matter how many good guys are not allowed to have them, the criminals don’t check the laws before obtaining their weapons.
It’s really that simple.
I had a couple of guests over this past weekend for dinner, when we were done eating we went into the living room to talk, mostly about gun control, shootings, politics, you know that fun stuff. I noticed within minutes when there was a dip in conversation, everyone was staring at their phones.
I am as guilty as anyone else, don’t get me wrong, I also look at my phone quite often. My excuse is that I am a blogger who makes money from social media so of course, I have to be on there often. The truth is though, I really don’t have to be on there that often, I can take a break, I mean it’s not like there is a secret world living inside of my phone.
Or is there?
The animated comedy Emoji, unlocks 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” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
It’s nice to spend some quality family time away from the world of politics and social media by sitting down and watching a family movie.
There may not actually be a world going on inside of our phones but it seems like there is with the way people are always staring at them. Phones are highly addictive, as is social media and there is even a diagnosis for it now, It’s called, FOMO or Fear of Missing Out.
Funny how these highly addictive things are perfectly acceptable in our society but we refuse to allow access to medicines that help people like marijuana. That is a post for another day though, and trust me it will come soon enough, feel free to sign up to my newsletter so you will be the first to know when it hits the site.
Until then, give yourself a reason to stare at your phone by entering the giveaway below for your chance to win a DVD copy of The Emoji Movie!