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

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Trivia

When Brenner (Adam Sandler) and Cooper (Kevin James) first meet Ludlow (Josh Gad), it is perceived that Ludlow is only a few years younger than Brenner and Cooper. In real life Gad is actually 15/16 years younger than Sandler and James. See more »

Goofs

Violet mentions that the probe contained footage of the Where's the Beef lady, which debuted in 1984. 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

Violet: [Addressing Sam Brenner] Why are you following me?
Sam Brenner: Oh God!
Violet: I can't believe they even let you in here.
Sam Brenner: Right.
President's Assistant Jennifer: Colonel Van Patten, you can go right into the Situation Room.
Violet: Yeah. See, they need me in the Situation Room, so have fun doing whatever you're doing.
President's Assistant Jennifer: Mr. Brenner. The president is waiting for you in the Oval Office.
Sam Brenner: [In a derisive tone of voice] Somebody's more important.
[Moonwalks and addresses a member of the presidential detail while looking at Violet]
Sam Brenner: Freddie, can you keep the riff-raff outta ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Missile Command (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Look at most of the reviews and judge for yourself
13 August 2015 | by auvoir-42113See 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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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) 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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2.35 : 1
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