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Pixels (2015) - Movie Review


Aliens attack the earth, but this time their weapons of choice are classic retro games characters.

The movie stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage and Kevin James along with tons of other known actors and some high profile cameos. But aside from maybe Peter Dinklage, none of them worked. Lazy acting or over the top. Also, I really don't get what was the point of adding the LAME ASS romance in this movie. It was so cringe worthy and waste of time. Michelle Monaghan was just there to look pretty.

The special effects, all the retro characters brought to life, were pretty good. The pixelation effects looked nice. Also, there were some, very few, scenes which actually were fun. Like defeating donkey kong while 'We will rock you' is being played. Now this is the kinda stuff the movie should have focused on.

Other than that, the movie was just filled with mediocrity. The jokes never worked, the situations never worked and had so much cringe worthy stuff, and the cheese level was through the roof.

Man, I was so looking forward to watching this movie. It had the potential to be so much fun and be really successful. It could have easily tapped the nostalgic centers of millions of gamers who were around when games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Mario etc were the big thing. And it had a relatively high budget. I just can't believe how they fucked it up. SUCH A WASTE!!

5/10

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