What's Pixels about?
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Jules Brenner, now a home theatre installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet
Pac Man eating the city of New York and car chase and was awesome. I thought it was funny when “Firehands” Eddie, asked for his list of demands in gaol, it started with him demanding an island and ending up only getting a sandwich!
The guns didn’t shoot bullets but light and that was heaps better to kill the Pixels. I didn’t like it when the trophies were getting taken, I found that a bit scary.
Kaili's Little Opinion (aged 9years):
I thought it was a very funny movie and would see it again.
I really liked it when “Firehands” Eddie drives into the lake when he was chasing Pac Man. My favourite character was Qbert he was funny especially as he kept wetting his pants when he was scared, and then jumping on the trampoline and went splat on the ground. Loved the happy ending with Lady Lisa from Dojo Quest and Ludlow.
I was surprised at how much the kids enjoyed the movie, I thought with all the references back to the 80’s they wouldn’t understand i.e. who is Ronald Reagan, Madonna etc.
But it’s more of a trip down memory lane, for those of us over 35, than important to story line of who these people are. The movie gets straight to the point which was great, you didn’t have to wait long before they showed video games. I think with my kids having watched “Wreck it Ralph” helped with the knowledge of different types of arcade games.
A very weak storyline, about friends, cheating and lying but quite funny, amusing and lots of action movie.
- Pixels was released nationally in Australia on 10th September 2015
- Pixels running time is 106 minutes
- The movie is rated PG with; Mild themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references