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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 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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Matty Van Patten
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Admiral Porter
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Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
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1982 Championship MC
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Sergeant Dylan Cohan
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Mickey Lamonsoff
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Lady Lisa
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Professor Iwatani
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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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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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Also shown in IMAX 3D. See more »

Goofs

The main characters are explained to be perfectly suited for the task of fighting the aliens because of their years of practice with classic video games. This does not explain how they are also expert with firearms and racing cars through a city as well as all of the other physical prowess they display throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ludlow Lamonsoff: [Surrenders to Lady Lisa] You win, I'm not gonna fight you anymore. Ok, I know that you have love in your heart and I know that I could make you happy but if you need to kill me, you're just gonna have to go ahead and kill me. At least I can die a happy man knowing that I found true love.
[Lady Lisa drops her swords, Ludlow stands up and they kiss passionately]
Eddie Plant: And I couldn't even get a handshake from Serena Williams!
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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 »

Connections

References Galaga (1981) 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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Ignore The Pretentious & Pompous Film Critics
29 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'm really not quite sure what the film critics were expecting from this film. It's a movie about a video game apocalypse starring Adam Sandler. What in the world were they expecting? Citizen Kane? The Godfather?

The problem with these so-called film critics today is that they're impervious to accepting anything at face value. I believe it got such awful review from critics because it starred a lot of big name actors and maybe they expected more substance from them; but you have to look at the source material before making those determinations. This is a tongue-in-cheek slapstick comedy that's meant to entertain people especially those who grew up in the 80's and can relate to the video game evolution nostalgia of that time. If you watch this movie with that mindset, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.


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