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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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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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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

The female lead is named Violet Van Patten. This is a trademark of Adam Sandler where the first and/or last name of his character's girlfriend starts with "V." Happy Gilmore (1996): Virginia Venit, Billy Madison (1995): Veronica Vaughn, The Waterboy (1998): Vicki Vallencourt, Little Nicky (2000): Valerie Veran, and Big Daddy (1999): Vanessa. See more »

Goofs

In all of the video game battles, the alien attackers play the in-game opponents, while the gamers play the "player" role that they would have in the actual arcade game, exception for Pac-Man. For Pac-Man, the gamers play the ghosts, which never happened in the arcade game. Furthermore, despite having no advance warning, the gamers are not only specifically prepared to play Pac-Man, they have four customized Mini Coopers ready to go, complete with "cheat codes" for the ghosts. See more »

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Sam Brenner: I was supposed to have a baby with my ex-wife. And the doctor who was helping us make the baby did help us make the baby but unfortunately I wasn't in the room.
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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 Galaga (1981) See more »

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Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Written by Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley
Produced by Kevin Grady
Performed by Josh Gad (uncredited)
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Great way to spend a couple of hours
6 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Finally got round to taking my 4 year old daughter to see this yesterday and I'm so glad we saw it on the big screen. I do get why some people hated this movie but we loved it - for me its a mark of a good movie if my daughter sits through it and then talks about it loads afterwards, especially when there was so much of it that she obviously didn't properly understand. There was no 'boring' bits for either of us and loads of laugh-out-loud moments.

My highlight was the small Dan Akroyd cameo near the beginning and I especially loved the scene in the bar a bit later on when Adam Sandler whips out a bottle of Akroyd's crystal head vodka - the best, most subliminal bit of product placement I have ever seen in a movie. I was the only person in the cinema giggling at this!


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