Pixels (2015), in theaters this summer, is a story about aliens who misinterpret time-capsuled classics sent from Earth to space. The intent was simply to give other worldly beings a taste of what Earth is, and to appeal to them however, these foreign entities comprehend this message as a threat and instead transform video-feeds of classic arcade games into offensive moves. They arrive at earth as gaming classics, from Pacman, to Donkey Kong, to Pong, they attack using tools we’d previously only seen on screen. All things pixelated are aimed, ready, and a little to real for those on the receiving end. The movie stars Kevin James, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, whose job is to save the world.
A fun nerdy family movie, something exciting and action packed for the younger generation while bringing smiles to the rest of us as we reminisce about the classic, and yes, pixelated, old-school arcade games. I could definitely see Donkey Kong as a bad guy by the way…. View the trailer below!