Pixel Movie Review With Adam Sandler and Kevin James
The movie, Pixels, brings movie goers back to the 1980’s when kids, 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. Little did they know the skills they learned when they were just kids would eventually be used to save the world.
When aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they set out to attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults. Will Cooper is now the president of the United States and is responsible for saving the world. Realizing the aliens are using the video game models, President Cooper calls on his childhood friends to save the world. Utilizing their skills from vintage video games such as PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders, the old gang joins forces with Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan) and the U.S. Army to fight the aliens.
As someone familiar with the 80’s – the video games and the music, made watching Pixels a stroll down memory lane. Using Pac Man, Donkey Kong and Centerpede to attack the United States while listening to hit songs such as ‘Everybody’s Working for the Weekend’ brought back those fond memories of the arcades and saving my allowance to play one more game of Pac Man.
The movie is light hearted and worth seeing with your children whose video games today are more like real life than those video games from the 80’s. It will spark those ‘when I was your age’ discussions and open up communication between parents and children.