Monday, August 3, 2015
If you like Adam Sandler movies and video games from the 80s, you'll most likely enjoy Pixels. It's funny. It's cute. It has pretty cool special effects. It's even child friendly. It was exactly what I expected, and I enjoyed it.
What all that said, the plot was very light. It was nothing much more than a series of funny coincidences woven together into an excuse for a washed-up gamer to become hero of the planet. Yeah--your typical Adam Sandler movie.
Some things don't make sense, such as: had we launched a probe in 1982, it would not make it any than the inside of our Oort cloud by now. So, how could aliens intercept it? (Well, I suppose they could have been in the neighborhood.)
But who cares?
If you want a light movie with a hint of video game nostalgia (though only with the more popular games) and mindless fun, go catch this one in the movie theater before it disappears.
Weep -- whap -- woop.