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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 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 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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Play for the Planet See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | China | Canada

Language:

English | Hindi | Japanese

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pixeles 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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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie is called "Pixels" because it is loosely based on the shortfilm of the same name by Patrick Jean. See more »

Goofs

The aliens base their appearance and attacks after arcade game footage from the year 1982. However, several of the game figures that the aliens use for their patterns are from games released after that year, such as Tetris, Arkanoid, and Paperboy. See more »

Quotes

Sam Brenner: We got this, if we don't, the world ends.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," it says, "Game Over" at the film's conclusion. See more »

Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Look at most of the reviews and judge for yourself
13 August 2015 | by Jason SeetSee 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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