July 16

Pixels

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Poster for the movie "Pixels"

Pixels (2015)

PG-13 105 min - Action, Comedy, Science Fiction - 16 July 2015

Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.

Director:  Chris Columbus
Stars:  Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Ashley Benson, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Matthew Lintz, Dan Aykroyd, Jackie Sandler, Dan Patrick, Robert Smigel, Anthony Ippolito, Affion Crockett, Lainie Kazan, Denis Akiyama, Tom McCarthy, Tim Herlihy, Jared Sandler, William S. Taylor, Rose Rollins, Tucker Smallwood, Serena Williams, Martha Stewart, Allen Covert, Nick Swardson, Rob Archer, Jack Fulton, Sadie Sandler, Bridget Graham, Jocelyn Hudon, Annika Pergament, Bill Lake, Mark Whelan, Sunny Sandler, Hannah Covert, Chris Titone, Abigail Covert, Sienna James, Shea James, Jonathan Loughran, Toru Iwatani, Jared Riley, Andrew Bambridge, Jacob Shinder, Margaret Killingbeck, Ron Mustafaa, Meher Pavri, Lamont James, James Preston Rogers, Bola Olubowale, Mark Sparks, Steve Wiebe, Sara Haines, Derwin Philips, Michael Boisvert, Colleen Reynolds, Jimi Shlag, Emily Jenkins, Sistah Lois, Andrew McMichael, Gary Douglas, Eric Trask, Susie McLean, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Matt Frewer, Billy West, Holly Beavon, Dave Reachill

Storyline

Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.


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Tagline: Game On.

Details

Official Website:  http://www.pixels-movie.com/
Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  16 July 2015

Box Office

Budget:  $88,000,000
Revenue:  $243,637,091

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 45 min

by Ginger Shelby

In 1982, humans launched a time capsule into space in order to contact alien life. The time capsule attempted to represent many aspects of life on earth. Unfortunately, the message was misinterpreted as a threat of war. An alien race attacked the Earth in the form of video game classics. The movie has the typical silliness of an Adam Sandler movie, but this movie might not be the best kid’s movie, even though it is intended for kids. It might be too intense for the smaller children, due to the intensity of the violence.

The heroes in this movie are arcade legends, but now they must use their video game skills to save the world. This time the video games are for real. This is a violent movie and the imagery might be too intense for children under age 6. The geeks rule in this movie. However, there is some violent gunfire, exploding buildings, and a Smurf gets killed. The battle is surprisingly frightening considering it involves video games. When a person gets bitten by a video game character, they begin to “pixelate” a painful process. The Donkey Kong master is in prison and is offered the chance to get out of jail if he uses his talents to save the world. This master knows who hold the cards. One of his demands for his “services” is that he wants a romantic night with Martha Stewart and Serena Williams in the Lincoln Bedroom.

This movie uses suggested violence, not direct violence. For instance, a barrel explodes and a giant Pac-Man is seen eating a fire truck, but one does not see the humans injured. It is only suggested that they are injured. There is no profanity, but a man is called “stupid.” There are some frightening scenes of people pixelating that might be disturbing to some children. This parental guide to the movies suggests that this movie is a refreshing plot twist, but not for those below school age.


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