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Pixels (2015)

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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

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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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Taglines:

It's time to save the World 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,747,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,866,996
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Josh Gad was born in February 1981, just one year before the video game championship depicted in the opening scene. See more »

Goofs

TD Bank logos appear several times in the New York chase scenes. TD Bank is headquartered in Toronto, but it has many U.S. branches, including several in New York. See more »

Quotes

Matty: Anyway, my mom hates him and she says she's gonna invent a slut seeking missile to take out Sinnamon.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles look like they show a triple reflection off a monitor screen and protective glass, typical on an arcade game. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Written by Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, and Ian Stanley
Produced by Kevin Grady
Performed by Josh Gad (uncredited)
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Ignore The Pretentious & Pompous Film Critics
29 September 2015 | by angelamparoSee all my reviews

I'm really not quite sure what the film critics were expecting from this film. It's a movie about a video game apocalypse starring Adam Sandler. What in the world were they expecting? Citizen Kane? The Godfather?

The problem with these so-called film critics today is that they're impervious to accepting anything at face value. I believe it got such awful review from critics because it starred a lot of big name actors and maybe they expected more substance from them; but you have to look at the source material before making those determinations. This is a tongue-in-cheek slapstick comedy that's meant to entertain people especially those who grew up in the 80's and can relate to the video game evolution nostalgia of that time. If you watch this movie with that mindset, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.


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