Classic video games resurrected in the movie Pixels hitting theaters this Friday

The new movie Pixels featuring malicious video game characters sent by extraterrestrials his theaters Friday.

The new Adam Sandler movie hitting theaters Friday called Pixels is bringing back all the nostalgic video game icons many fanatics grew up with, including a twist that these favorite characters are seeking war. 

A little about the movie

Pixels is set in a world where aliens misread footage of arcade games as a type of declaration of war, and siege battle on Earth in the form of video games. You'll truly never be able to look at these video games without thinking how malicious they could be. Although you'll be able to recognize numerous characters, the main ones are:

  • Pac-Man
  • Centipede
  • Donkey Kong
  • Q*Bert

Pac-Man goes on a chomping fest through New York, pixelating everything that he bites, bringing along his friends, Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde for the adventure. Centipede features a different battlefront where to defeat him the characters portrayed by Adam Sandler and Josh Gad must shoot the icon in the head, otherwise the body will split in two. 

Donkey Kong brings a larger set in the movie, where his entire barrel game focused on thwarting Mario is back, but putting the actors in Mario's position. Aside from the evil villains, Q*Bert aids the human heroes becoming a type of mascot for their efforts. Being a cute and fuzzy character, making him a villain was completely impossible.

I will admit, I was a bit skeptical on how good Pixels will be in the box office, but being a fan of all kinds of video games, I have to give it a shot. I had the same mixed feelings when Wreck-It Ralph came out, and that turned out to be amazing.

What are your thoughts on Pixels?

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Published Jul. 21st 2015
  • Larry Johnson
    As someone who played all those arcade games except centipede (at least I don't remember playing it) I'll definitely give the movie a shot. I wish frogger had been included, too, but I guess they had to draw the line somewhere.

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