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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brenner
... President Will Cooper
... Violet
... Eddie
... Ludlow Lamonsoff
... Matty Van Patten
... Admiral Porter
... Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
... First Lady Jane Cooper
... 1982 Championship MC
... Sergeant Dylan Cohan
... Mickey Lamonsoff
... Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama ... Professor Iwatani
... 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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It's time to save the World See more »


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

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Also Known As:

Pixeles  »

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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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Trivia

Chris Columbus' first collaboration with Adam Sandler. See more »

Goofs

When Brenner arrives to do the AV install, one of the items he is told he will be installing is an 85 inch big screen TV, however when we see the TV it is no larger than a 50 inch. See more »

Quotes

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

References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Smurf Main Theme
Written by Joseph Barbera (as Joseph R. Barbera), William Hanna, and Hoyt Curtin (as Hoyt S. Curtin)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
and Courtesy of IMPS
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This film should have been made with someone else, not Sandler.
24 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Adam Sandler is so wealthy at this point, he could about anything he wants, very well, but no.

This movie should have been made FOR me. I am the target audience, I grew up in the 1980s and 1990s playing these games and I WANTED to love th hell out of this film, but this could be the worst movie of 2015.

The video games attacking earth is a great idea, and execution of the game characters themselves is pretty good. The movie fails at its most basic as it is supposed to be a comedy but it's just not funny. Adam Sandler is clearly phoning it in, Kevin James is up to his usual antics, the clumsy fat guy, Josh Gad screams at the top of his lungs in every scene, and even the great Peter Dinklage is not good here, though Dinklage delivers the one laugh worthy moment in the film.

I was disappointed when I discovered that Chris Columbus directed the movie, as he is usually really good.

This is absolutely a 2/10 production, I'm not a hater, I wanted to love this movie so much, but the terrible execution from script to screen was too poor to even consider this as something that I could recommend in good faith. With a different lead actor/approach, this could have worked in spades, but the complete lack of effort here is the true disappointment. It's as though Adam Sandler didn't even try.


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