This is another American action, science-fiction and comedy film with director Chris Columbus. It’s written by Timothy Dowling and Tim Herlihy, and based on director Patrick Jean’s short film of 2010 if identical name. The movie featured computer active video games, special effects and characters. The movie’s plot has ET misunderstood video-feeds of traditional arcade games as a statement about war, and attacking Earth using tools motivated by games like Pac-Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and Centipede. To contradict with the alien attack, the US hired past arcade title holder leader to head in the planet’s defense.
In 1982, the 13-year-old buddies Will Cooper and Sam Brenner takes a vacation at the district video game arcade, wherein Brenner finds out that he can memorize the games there with only a little knowledge, understanding that there were familiar patterns. Partaking in the video game challenged, he lost in a competition with hateful arcade participant Eddie Plant in the Donkey Kong. A cassette with video of the occasion is integrated in a time machine that is instigated in space. Thirty three years after that Brenner turns out to an inductor of home-theater schemes while Cooper is the US President. In Guam, a military base in the US was harassed by Galaga UFO that turned into pieces of the bottom in tiny glowing cubes and a soldier was abducted.
While performing at the house of Violet Van Patten, the divorcée and Matty, her son, Brenner are called into the White House. To his astonishment, he discovers Violet is also supervising there as the Lieutenant Colonel. Upon viewing the video footage and encountering with the “The Wonder Kid” Ludlow Lamonsoff, a buddy he created at the video game competition, Brenner concludes that the aliens have discovered the cassette images to become a statement of war and were attacked with a spacecraft similar to those of their traditional video games. This is confirmed when the aliens interrupted a TV broadcast, demanding Earth to a fight where if the aliens will win three rounds, they might conquer the Earth. Cooper and Brenner were unable to halt one of those attacks as Arkanoid propel sling balls of glow to demolish the Taj Mahal, and one more person is abducted.
Ludlow and Brenner train the Navy SEALs to perform with the old games. Violet widens beam cannons that are efficient towards the aliens. In London, aliens attack in the figure of a Centipede video game, but when the soldiers were not able to smash them, Ludlow and Brenner step in and then shoot them down. Next to the victory, the ET’s transmits wishes and a trophy in a form of a dog from the Duck Hunt to a matured woman.
The Pixel movie, the characters and the effects were all perfect, and it might have been so simple to have it all wrong. The pixels seems like any 80’s Arcade player who can give this movie a not so good review since it captures ideally the beauty, love, joy, and excitement of a traditional arcade games. Not since the “Last Starfighter” have a game paid service to Arcade players and traditional games like this, and this is considered to Adam Sandler most enjoyable movie. The cast really did a great job in maintaining the characters amusing and enjoyable and not taking themselves a lot serious than was needed. The haters chose the mislead target this time. Arcade players will surely treasure this film for a long time now.