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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The world needed heroes. They got these guys. 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

The alien footage of Daryl Hall and John Oates was taken from the time when they were guest VJs on MTV, which took place in 1986. 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

Eddie Plant: Pac Man? Boom! That's my jam. Let's get us some light cannons and blow this sucker back to whatever planet it came from.
Ludlow Lamonsoff: No, no light cannons don't kill Pac Mac. Those... those little ghosts do.
Eddie Plant: Boom! Let's get us some little ghosts.
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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 Return of the Living Dead II (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I really don't understand the ratings on this one
7 August 2015 | by mcgregorrowlandSee all my reviews

A 5.5 on IMDb. Really? This movie was not bad! It was funny, action packed, and just all out fun.

The idea and the storyline of this movie was very good. It was very creative and it brought back memories of older games such as PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Donkey Kong. The CGI for all the animated game characters was awesome. The cartoony animation was absolutely great and made the characters fit in well with the real world.

The comedy was hilarious! I found myself laughing very hard at times and it was just great, classic Happy Madison humor. Part of this was because of the acting which was great by the way. Everyone keeps saying that Adam Sandler is not funny anymore but I disagree. He still was funny at times to me and I thought he did good acting. Kevin James as the president was hysterical. Michelle Monaghan did great. But the two who were just hilarious and almost made you cry because they were so funny was Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad. They were so funny and the stuff they said and did was totally laugh out loud funny.

Surprisingly, the action in this movie was really good. The PAC-MAN car chase, the Donkey Kong battle, and the video games attacking the city was great action and there were some cool new stunts I have never seen before and that was nice to see in a comedy film.

If you love the old time video games, Happy Madison, good, laugh out loud comedy, and some cool and comical action then you will love this movie. Sit back, don't take it too seriously, and enjoy this fun film.


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