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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 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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Mickey Lamonsoff
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Professor Iwatani
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Michael the Robot
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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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Pixeles  »

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$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Matt Frewer portrays an alien version of Max Headroom, a role he made famous in numerous 1980s TV productions. It's the first appearance of Max since 2007 when he appeared in Channel 4 commercials promoting their switch to digital broadcasts. Max was always presented as a computer generated character, but was always portrayed by Frewer in makeup. Pixels marks the first time Max Headroom was an actual computer generated character. See more »

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Corporal Hill wears a uniform that is out of date. Modern British Army uniforms have their rank tabs on the front of their jackets not on the shoulders. The credits claim that the character is "SAS" (Special Air Service, a British Special Forces Unit) - the beret badge is incorrect for SAS and the beret is green, SAS berets are a 'sand' colour. Additionally, the camouflage pattern on Hill's uniform is incorrect. While the DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material) pattern shown was used by the British military, it was completely phased out by 2013 in favor of MTP (Multi Terrain Pattern), a Multicam derivative. See more »

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Choir Kids: [On TV during the ball. Reciting] New York was in trouble. / Pac Man caused a ruckus / But the Arcaders saved us / 'Cause they're bad mother -
[TV broadcast is interrupted]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are done in the 8-bit game pixelated font and appear in various colors and on video games being played during the opening scenes. See more »

Connections

References Weird Science (1985) See more »

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We Will Rock You VonLichten
Written by Brian May, Helmut Vonlicten (as Helmut VonLichten) and Franz VonLichten
Performed by Queen + VonLichten
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and Courtesy of Universal International Music BV
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of Wigshop Records
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13 August 2015 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

This is my first review and i really had to write it after just coming back from watching Pixels.

I'm not going to really talk about the movie, the premise is simple, its just a show about the old arcade games attacking the world.

Is it fun? Hell yeah it is.

Is it funny? Yep, sure is, is it really really funny? Not really, but are there really really funny shows out there anymore? Nope

Is it worth your money? Yes it is.

So look here, the show is about ARCADE GAMES ATTACKING THE WORLD, so why take things so seriously? The people who slam this movie are going on and on about acting, the show being not funny, lame jokes, Adam Sandler trying to make money

Please..who makes movies not to earn money? Look at yourselves, if you didn't enjoy yourself at this movie, you probably are taking life or yourselves too seriously.

The ratings are low because people enjoy arty farty movies too much? Or they are trying to show that they are sophisticated? Movies are supposed to be fun and this one sure is. Looking at the ratings at rotten tomatoes epitomizes the way people think nowadays, all uptight, trying to find a perfect movie and just plain wet blankets.


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