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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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Admiral Porter
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Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
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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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Also Known As:

Pixeles  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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

Also shown in IMAX 3D. See more »

Goofs

An alien appears as the character Max Headroom to communicate with the humans during the final battle. But Max Headroom didn't debut until 1985's Max Headroom, 3 years after the probe was sent into space. See more »

Quotes

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 closing credits re-run a synopsis of the movie in 8-bit style. See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) See more »

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Working For The Weekend
Written by Paul Dean, Matt Frenette (as Matthew Frenette) and Mike Reno
Performed by Loverboy
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) & Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Glorious pixels!
4 October 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I only give a movie a 10 if it's perfect in some way. The Pixel characters and effects were perfect, and it would have been so easy to get it all wrong. Hint: They were supposed to be blocky, that's what pixels are. Adam Sandler is the last person I ever thought could get a 10 out of me, but then he isn't the star of this movie. The pixels are. I seriously doubt any 80's Arcader gave this movie a bad review because it captures perfectly the beauty, joy, love and excitement of classic arcade games. Not since "Last Starfighter" has a game paid homage to Arcaders and classic games like this, and Adam Sandler is now on my favorite movies list with what I consider to be his most enjoyable movie. The cast did a great job in keeping the characters fun and entertaining and not taking themselves more seriously than was necessary. The haters picked the wrong target this time. Arcaders will treasure this movie for a long time.


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