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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

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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 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:

Play for the Planet 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean appeared in Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is titled "Pixels", the attacking aliens are actually composed of voxels. Pixels are 2D and Voxels are 3D. 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 ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Galaxian (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Gary Kemp
Performed by Spandau Ballet
Hindi Vocals by Michel Tyabji (as Michel Tyabji)
Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This Adam Sandler fan really enjoyed it!
25 July 2015 | by mrohleeSee all my reviews

This looked good in the trailers and everyone in the audience seemed to have a great time. It's different from most Adam Sandler movies as it have heavy CGI but still had some solid laughs. It had some real good 1980s moments as the aliens not only used arcade games but when sending messages had clips of various 80s icons providing their message which added some funny moments. Like most Adam Sandler movies there was some interesting casting. I loved seeing Brian Cox and Sean Bean in a few scenes together bringing back memories of "Sharpe's Eagle". There was also a nice cameo from Serena Williams. The CGI was great and it was pretty original, not a rehash of the aliens blowing things up. I will definitely see it again.


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