Pixels

Pixels

DVD - 2015
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As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant 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.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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amoby
Oct 22, 2017

Duh! this movie is stupid, but it was way better than I thought it would be.
Look for a special guest tennis star.

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Reading_Right
Aug 16, 2017

This movie is SO STUPID, it would actually be tolerable. However... There is absolutely no need for all the PC/Left propaganda constantly spewed out in it. Give us a break "Chinawood".
It's made for 11 year olds, and immature 14 year olds.

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tenet
Apr 14, 2017

Rated 2/10.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 27, 2017

After aliens intercept videos of old arcade games and mistake them for threats of war, an attack commences between extraterrestrials and earth. The President of the United States, Will Cooper (played by Kevin James), decides that he must recruit his childhood friend Sam Brenner (played by Adam Sandler) for he is a former video game champion and may be able to defeat the aliens and save mankind. With the help of old school arcade champions, the fate of the earth may perhaps be saved. Released in 2015 and directed by Chris Colombus, this science fiction movie full of animations and special effects is definitely worth the watch.
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Everyone’s favourite old classic video games feature in this movie, one such game being Donkey Kong. Speaking of Donkey Kong, a boy named Sam Brenner, a huge fan of the game (an understatement, as he’s one of the best players on the planet), gets beaten by a man named Eddie Plant, who takes the title. NASA sends some videos of video games to space in an effort to contact aliens. They succeed, but the aliens interpret it as a declaration of war. I am not too much of a fan of classic games like Pacman and Donkey Kong, but those who want to reminisce the old retro games may enjoy this movie. 2/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

It was very funny. Besides the brief immoral content, it is worth a watch.

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KevinDuJan
Sep 02, 2016

This is a movie worth watching once, but no more than that. It was fun to see the various video game characters come to life, but Wreck it Ralph did that much better. There is a kind of comfort to watching an Adam Sandler movie, if you are someone who grew up with these movies being popular. He has a formula and sticks to it. It's predictable. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. If this movie is ever on cable and you are channel surfing, it is worth your time to see it once.

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Green_Dog_247
Aug 28, 2016

Oh no! It was not that good. It started funny but then got stupid. Watch the original Independence Day instead.

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mrsleuth72
Jul 16, 2016

This is one funny, clever movie! Just saw it and enjoyed it.
Who needs Ghostbusters when you can get Pixels? The script is solid, the laughs are real, the actors are superb in this tongue-in-cheek flick.
Panned by some critics and viewers, most likely born after the 1990s, who just didn’t get it. You had to have lived through the 80s and actually played video games, just because they were a fun thing to do, to truly appreciate this movie.
I highly recommend it! Two thumbs UP! Yes, even Ebert would agree.

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momneedsabreak3
Jul 09, 2016

glad I rented it and watched it a few times

LoganLib_Bailey Jul 04, 2016

If you're in the mood for a really silly family comedy, this is worth a watch.

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blue_rabbit_2163 Sep 07, 2016

blue_rabbit_2163 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 40

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red_cat_1581 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Nov 07, 2015

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Sep 30, 2015

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jimg2000
Dec 03, 2015

Violet: But according to a text I got 20 minutes ago... he's marrying a 19 year old named after a spice. Not even spelled correctly (Sinnamon.) It's just not where I thought I would be
at this point in my life.
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Matty: Classics you mean Halo and Call of Duty?
Brenner: No. The real classics. Defender. Pac-man. Astroids. Games you play in an arcade which was a building outside of your house. You would go there with your friends, listen to music, cute girls everywhere. In ancient times, they call it socializing.
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Brenner commenting on the pile of electronic gadgets: Is it your birthday?
Matty: No. My parents are getting a divorce.
Brenner: Oh. So it's like 10 birthdays.
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Brenner: I was supposed to have a baby with my ex-wife. And the doctor who was helping us make the baby did help us make the baby but unfortunately I wasn't in the room.

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