Pixels: Adam Sandler Screws With Our Childhood…Again

Hello everybody! We are back from a little intermission and for our first new movie show we have Pixels!

PIXELS

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DIRECTED: Chris Columbus

STARRING: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, Jane Krakowski

GENRE: Science Fiction, Comedy

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States, China, Canada

maxresdefault (1)As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Alright, so I was very hesitant to watch Pixels, especially since I hate Adam Sandler soooo much, especially here on Media in Review. Unfortunately, Sandler and company actually managed to impress me just a bit. I was glad to see a bunch of my favorite classics on the big screen in all of its amazingly animated glory. While the story for the most part was complete garbage, it definitely had its moments.

pixels-movie-trailer-large-10Of course though, Adam Sandler has unfettered access to even the most secure of places…the White House…seriously? It just shows how ingrained Sandler is into our movie viewing society.  I enjoyed everyone’s performances except for Sandler and James, mainly because I am tired of seeing Sandler as the hero. Don’t even get me started on Kevin James as President…what the hell were they thinking?

 

PROS:

  • Nostalgia…
  • Classic video games!
  • Supporting cast performances.
  • Soundtrack.

CONS:

  • Adam Sandler is yet another hero.
  • Kevin James as the President? BWAHAHA
  • Main cast performances.

SCORE: 6.0 / 10

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2 thoughts on “Pixels: Adam Sandler Screws With Our Childhood…Again

  1. Some of the earlier Sandler movies were okay, but yeah most of them are rubbish. This movie seems to be ripping off the plot of a Futurama episode.

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