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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Comedy | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

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Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. Written by Alex Tanner

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RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,011,616 (USA) (24 July 2015)

Gross:

$78,747,585 (USA) (6 November 2015)
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Trivia

This is the ninth film or television series in which Kevin James and Adam Sandler have appeared together. See more »

Goofs

Upon encountering Pac Man, both Brenner and Professor Iwatani are shocked to discover that "Pac Man is a bad guy." But they had been preparing for hours to fight Pac Man, having heard about Pac Man's earlier attack, and they have arrived on the scene each driving a vehicle designed for fighting Pac Man. See more »

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Eddie Plant: Let's hit it!
[a chase begins in their cars as ghosts as Pac-Man moves around the city]
Sam Brenner: Pac-Man's faster than I remember.
Eddie Plant: Pac-Man's always been faster than the ghost. We're gonna have to outmaneuver.
[the chase continues until they got Pac-Man cornered]
Ludlow Lamonsoff: We got him! He's got nowhere to go!
[Pac-Man moves and eats a power pellet, causing the cars as ghosts to turn deep blue]
Sam Brenner: Oh, god, no!
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles look like they show a triple reflection off a monitor screen and protective glass, typical on an arcade game. See more »

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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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It Had To Be You
Written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
Produced by Kevin Grady
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Easily one of Adam Sandler's best films in recent years
13 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

From the mid-90's to early 2000's, Adam Sandler was a much praised comedian with making hit comedies like Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, and 50 First Dates, but now he is liked by audiences and hated by critics for making negatively reviewed films under his Happy Madison production company like this film, Blended, Grown Ups, and most infamously Jack and Jill. Recently he has only one praised performance and that is as Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation's 2012 animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania. Now Sandler and Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) team up to make Pixels, a new action comedy where aliens send real life video games like Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, and many more. Now, President Will Cooper (played by Kevin James of Paul Blart: Mall Cop), assembles a team of arcade champions to fight off the games the aliens are projecting down. The team consists of Sam Brenner (played by Sandler), Ludlow Lamonsoff (played by Josh Gad of Frozen), and Eddie Plant (played by Peter Dinklage of Elf) to stop the aliens before its game over. Pixels is a great film with an engaging story, great visuals, funny humor, and classic nostalgia galore!


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