Saudi Arabia has just lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, and picked an, uh, interesting movie for the first screening.
Ready? The Emoji Movie. Yep.
The very first film hitting cinema screens in three and a half decades was 2017’s animated feature about a city populated by talking emojis. It’s currently sitting at 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — although, granted, it has a 39 percent audience score. And it’s targeted at children.
But hey, let’s celebrate the fact that it was shown at all.
The conservative kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information …