Adam Sandler returns as the type of character he plays often. And it works again. I really enjoyed this movie, mostly because of nostalgia. But isn’t that why we enjoyed Ready Player One so much?
Pixels follows aliens misinterpreting video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, resulting in them invading planet Earth using technology inspired by games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Galaga, Centipede and Donkey Kong. To counter the alien attack, the United States hires former arcade champions to lead the planet’s defense.
Could this movie have been better? Possibly, but a lot of charm would have disappeared. Sandler does movies with his friends so that he can enjoy making movies. That comes across in the performances of each of the actors. It genuinely looks like they are enjoying themselves while on set. I enjoy watching movies that I think people had fun making.
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