Pixels has the daft premise that when messages of peace, including video feeds of classic arcade games, are misinterpreted by intergalactic aliens as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
And now, a second trailer has been released…
President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.
Downsides: Adam Sandler and Kevin James are in this (and their EIGHTH collaboration, would you believe!!)
Upsides: It’s Pacman! And other videogame characters!
Directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter 1 & 2) and also starring Jane Krakowski, Ashley Benson, Sean Bean, Brian Cox and Jared Sandler, the videogames link with this had me wanting to see it from the start, despite a lot of the casting.
Pixels is released in the UK on August 12th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.