Pixels (2015)

What did I like?

The funny one-liners between Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan. I was one of the few in the full theatre who had a chuckle here and there, but this humour was far from what we have come to expect from the gang. Their future does not look bright at all. At least Monahan will be a star again, and Gad has Olaf from Frozen to save his career. The writing is on the wall for Sandler and James.

What didn’t I like?

I have tried to cut back on long reviews, so it would be counter productive of me to sit here and list everything that I didn’t like about this movie. I will just begin and end with Kevin James is the President of the United States in this movie. Do I need to say anything else?

Oh wait! I need to point out (spoiler) that the poster for this movie features the city of San Francisco getting eaten up by Pac-Man. Would you surprised if I told you that the city does not appear in the movie, it doesn’t even make a cameo appearance! This is just a sign of the mess you are in for.

Was Pixels a good story?

Pixels made no sense…at all.

Despite being geared towards a younger audience with it’s animation, Pixels has a lot of sexual references and adult jokes that kids may not understand or want to hear.

Notable Performances?

The best performances of this movie is the CGI team who sat in a room to try to make Sandler and James seem funny again.

Would I recommend it?

No. Think of the worse movie you’ve ever seen and go watch that again. Please save your money.


my star rating: 2 out 10

imdb: 5.3 out 10 / metascore: 27/100 / rottentomatoes: 19% out 100%

roger ebert: 1.5 out 4 / richard crouse: 1.5 out 5

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