Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Pixels 3D

Cinema time again for Toni, Sam and I as e continue to thrash our Cineworld Unlimited cards. Today was an advance screening of Adam Sandler's new movie Pixels.

When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad) and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) to save the planet.

We chose to ignore the bad reviews and were delighted to find a very funny film. I guess it made a big difference coming from a generation were arcades were where we went for entertainment and shovelling coins into classic machines was the best fun you could have. Well, Sam wasn't but he had good exposure to all that stuff. All the icons were there with some great one liners. The film is worth going to see for Peter Dinklage alone but it is so much more than that.

An added bonus was that despite this being in 3D it was actually done pretty well and fitted in perfectly with the pixelated storyline.

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