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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

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Taglines:

Game on. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,866,996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The headline of the Conspiracy newspaper article on the wall in Ludlow's basement says "We froze Walt Disney" Josh Gad voiced Olaf in Frozen (2013). See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is titled "Pixels", the attacking aliens are actually composed of voxels. Pixels are 2D and Voxels are 3D. However, it is never claimed in the movie itself that aliens are made of pixels, and the name of the movie is just a name, not a statement of fact. Of course, the movie couldn't have been called "Voxels" in any case - this term is too obscure for marketing purposes (see Trivia section for details). Anyway, since the movie itself is a two-dimensional medium (3D is just an illusion created by two 2D rails), technically there are no real voxels in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Sam Brenner: We're the only ones who can do this! I'm kidding, we're all gonna die. I'm just... sorry.
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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

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
Written by Josef Myrow (as Josef Joe Myrow) and Mack Gordon
Produced by Kevin Grady
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User Reviews

 
Video game
28 July 2015 | by cesarsaburiSee all my reviews

I kind liked this movie even though reminded me another movie called Ghostbusters by the format they've recorded the "war" between actors and the "enemies". The story is about video game and people from different ages can watch it without any problems on understanding old models and new models of arcades. What is most interesting is the fact the we identify great elements such as love, action, hate, the good guy, the bad guy well sizzled thru the screenplay. One thing that we really need to celebrate during this movie is the Animation and Graphics. The Crew did a great job reconstruction video game actions, scenes and real-life conflicts with the actors. I really I recommend to watch it, I'm sure will have some fun.


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