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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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Chris Columbus

Writers:

Tim Herlihy (screenplay), Timothy Dowling (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Brenner
Kevin James ... President Will Cooper
Michelle Monaghan ... Violet
Peter Dinklage ... Eddie
Josh Gad ... Ludlow Lamonsoff
Matt Lintz ... Matty Van Patten
Brian Cox ... Admiral Porter
Sean Bean ... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski ... First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd ... 1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett ... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan ... Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson ... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
Tom McCarthy ... Michael the Robot
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Storyline

Sam has been one of the best arcade gamers of his time. Once in an international tournament NASA sent the video recording of all the games to space for intelligent beings to find and know more about humans. However the aliens interpreted the games as a challenge and began attacking Earth using the video game data. It's now up to Sam and other old time arcade game champions to save the Earth from the video game alien invasion. Written by Keith Francis

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Play for the Planet See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | China | Canada

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pixels See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,011,616, 26 July 2015

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,874,809
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is based on a 2010 short film by French Director Patrick Jean and distributed by One More Productions. See more »

Goofs

Several of the game figures that the aliens use for their patterns are from games released after 1982, such as Tetris, Arkanoid, and Paperboy. However, it is never claimed that the probe was launched in 1982, only that it included footage from that year. It could've been launched years later and included footage from later years too. Long delays aren't that rare in NASA. Also, the aliens could've updated their data by picking up Earth transmissions after the probe got their attention. See more »

Quotes

Ludlow Lamonsoff: What am I looking at right now? Are you guys, soldiers or the casts of Magic Mike? Are you gonna fight or dance naked?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Pixels (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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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So, after reading the reviews, I had to watch this.
28 July 2015 | by ioio32lSee all my reviews

I enjoyed it, Pixels is much better than people say. It has some really funny parts, and if you grew up in the 80's and played some old games you will like this I am betting.

Of course there are some silly parts, but that's how all Adam Sandler movies are. It reminded me a bit of Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore. It was fun to watch.

Ignore the reviews from critics, the SJW's these days will find anything to complain about and they did with this movie too. They want everything, whether it be a movie, video game, or comic book to cater to them. Anything they find offensive immediately they claim to be insulting and they will overlook anything good about the movie just so they can talk negatively about it.

Never listen to an SJW when it comes to reviews, they are awful critics.

Watch a movie, and judge it for yourself.


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