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Pixels [DVD] [2015]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1930 out of 2035)

    Special Features


    • "Game On" Music Video by Waka Flame ft. Good Charlotte
    • Dojo Quest
    • Q*Bert

    Synopsis


    Pixels
    When aliens mistake images of 1980s arcade games as a sign of aggression, they attack Earth with evil versions of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and other video-game characters. In response, the U.S. president (Kevin James) asks his old gamer pals (Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage) to battle the invaders. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Adam Sandler
      Adam Sandler - Sam Brenner
    • Peter Dinklage
      Peter Dinklage - Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant
    • Josh Gad
      Josh Gad - Ludlow Lamonsoff
    • Kevin James
      Kevin James - Will Cooper
    • Michelle Monaghan
      Michelle Monaghan - Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2035 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      PIXEL-Perfect CGI + Adam Sandler = Genius Homage!

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      RaptorLee
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      As a semi-homage to the early 1980's late-20th century-era videogame arcade culture scene(I recall, as a juvenile n00b of the said era), PIXELS excels at delivering special FX that make the various IP characters CGI shine, imo. Whilst the storyline-themes can become a bit 'played out' minutely at times, the movie is generally slightly above average for it's original approach as an entertaining VIDEOGAME CHARACTER-BASED MOVIE.... which is a pleasant surprise to peruse and enjoy, on account of some earlier 'unmentionable' videogame-based theatrical attempts failing miserably(and ruining the comeback attempts of certain olde Hollywood actors, such as Chris... okay I better stop here, or else I'll be alone in the dark with a potential lawsuit for honest slander). Albeit, I must opine that Adam Sandler's former SNL alumni experience/career and subsequent movie performances have kept him fresh and just as awesome in PIXELS. PIXELS is certainly not a relevant movie for everyone, yet for the MILLIONS of Gamers, such as myself, the movie PIXELS is a FANtastic videogame-centric film with original CG & Human-actor characters that appeals mainly to the gaming masses, both past and present. Or, at least the majority of Gamers thereof. A VERY decent amount of mixed live-action and comedic scripting abound within this videogame-based movie that I am biased in rating as "slightly above average".... because really, how often are the videogaming masses treated to competently infused and grandiose videogame-character based films? Not quite often, I say. The talented amalgamation of creators absolutely got the formula correct with PIXELS. The inner-juvenile of most any American over the age of 30 could appreciate the fan-service and entertainment that PIXELS affords it's main audience, which is US, the original Gamers who came of age during the classic arcade scene of the 1980's & 90's videogame eras, when evolved videogame characters in original PIXELated form mostly ruled the arcades by aggressive Arcade-Token absorption tactics(profit), and via the subsequent retail console conversions. Thanx for the memories, PIXELS. Also:The Best Buy-exclusive 'Metal-Pak' version of PIXELS is quite an attractive purchase, and worth positioning amongst a respectable shelf collection if only for the metallic reflections of colorful aesthetic-art that adorns the front and back sides of the packaging veneer. A beautiful form of 'videogame art' to occasionally gaze and reflect upon. The generous amount of inclusive BD-ROM bonus features and 'other app' offers are a fine compliment to the main feature as well. Either Sony or BB delivered and satisfied demand for exclusive 'Metal-Paks' this time, as normally the other commonly known exclusive "SteelBooks" of much anticipated movie releases fail to remain in-stock for more than 20 minutes at retail and online enviroments(Ex;BB-exclusive Mad Max:Fury Road SteelBook... a gorgeously tragic example of underestimating retail demand, and therefore subsequently losing further potential profit gains because, quote: "I don't see why we should stock anymore than 20 Mad-Max exclusive SteelBooks per store, because it won't sell through anyway according to my highly accurate estimates" said some High-Lord-Genius decision-maker for Best Buy corporate. As for PIXELS though, a wise decision indeed, this time around, to avail a 'realistic' supply of BB-exclusive MetalPaks! Thanx for(potentially)perusing through my signature PIXELS Review for BestBuy.com, fellow Lady-Gamers & Gents. :v~!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Was okay!!!

      Posted
      stylez562
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      "We're the only ones who can do this! I'm kidding, we're all gonna die." Sam Brenner (Sandler) is one of the greatest video gamers in 1982. After making the finals in the championships he is devastated when he comes in second. For prosperity purposes the video tape of the contest is shot into space. 33 years later he is working as an electronics installer when he gets a call from his childhood friend, President Cooper (James) telling him that the Earth is under attack...by video games. Now it is up to Sam along with other gamers from 1982 to save the world. This is a movie I was not sure what to expect. To me, Sandler is either very funny (Happy Gilmore) or unwatchable (Jack & Jill), and I thought this one could go either way. I was actually leaning toward the latter but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised and I laughed a lot throughout. The movie is really nothing amazing but what it is is very entertaining and a decent family movie. Growing up in the 80's I loved seeing all the old video game characters again and I have to admit that Q-Bert stole the movie. This is a very Sandler type movie and is not worth all the bad press it was getting. Overall, much much better than I was expecting and I surprisingly enjoyed this as did my family. I surprisingly give this a B+.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      80's baby that liked videogames but....

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      DaSoyncere1
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      Here's the thing: in the early 80s I spent as much time as I could afford (as an early teen) in arcades. So imagine my delight in going retro with this nostalgic look at old gaming culture... 80s styles and lexicon, the coin-op game cabinets... it all makes for a pleasant walk down memory lane. PROs ✔ I'm not one of those folks who thinks Adam Sandler can walk on water, but he was funny more often than not in Pixels. ✔ Peter Dinklage gets ample screen time, and he brings his Game of Thrones buddy Sean Bean (Eddard 'Ned' Stark) onto screen for a cameo as Corporal Hill, an SAS Officer; 80s icon Dan Aykroyd also has a cameo, and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) appears as the First Lady. ✔ Other than the typical boy meets girl subplot, Pixels is a fresh story with decent special effects. CONs ✘ I'll forget the story by the end of next week. Of course, that could just be because I am getting old. ✘ If you don't have any kind of attachment to classic ("Golden Age") video games, Pixels is not likely to win you over. Kids, on the other hand, are likely to get some enjoyment out of it regardless. Take it or leave it: you won't be on your deathbed wishing you had watched it, nor are you likely to wish you "had those 109 minutes of your life back."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than the critics made it out to be

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      CMiles
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      I unfortunately passed on Pixels when it was released in theaters an after seeing it I wished I had went to see it in 3D at the theater. The 3D bluray and my setup at home does a decent job at recreating the experience, but it's very obvious that the theater would have been the best way watch this film. I wouldn't call myself an Adam Sandler fan, but I found his character to be enjoyable in this film. As someone who grew up during the early 80's I found the portrayal of the young arcade gamers to be pretty spot on. I do wish that the bluray had a greater range of special features but a lack of features has become a disturbing trend lately. I often hold home releases up to the original DVD release of Blade with it's plethora of extras and features and unfortunately many studios have fallen short of this mark in the past years. I enjoyed the movie and am glad I purchased it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun nonsense. But not perfect

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      tigerbob
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      First off If you hate adam sandler then be aware this movie has him in a lead role... But there are other actors that are not his usual group of friends and the whole thing is family friendly. If you grew up with video game arcades in the 80's the nostalgia feels are right there. But dont even scratch the surface a little if you do not want to sink in the total non sense of the plot. This movies biggest mistake is that it keeps breaking its own rules set out in the plot time after time. The addition of a fake game character as a love interest was terrible and not needed and provided a really weird and out of place mini twist at the end that served no purpose in any way. Shut off your brain ..watch some silly videogames attack earth action and forget the rest...I just could have been so much better.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      its not for everyone but fun to watch with kids!

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      gusvelasco94
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      In this action/animated film we see Adam Sandler reunited with many familiar looking faces on screen once again. The film trailer had me very excited for this film when i first herd about it. Its to bad the movie itself wasn't as good as i thought it would be. Its definitely a fun film to watch with your kids or nephews but honestly if your an adult who is expecting lots of action don't bother picking it up. Kevin James is horrible in this film just like most of his films.The packaging is a metal pak not a steel book! there is a difference if you were wondering, it was an ehhhhh movie for my viewing, Once again i did purchase because i saw the trail rand thought id give it a chance but wasn't the same reaction and also mainly got it to watch with my nephews, In which they did enjoy it so its an okay choice to watch with your kids.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid buy

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      techhead
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      First off, this is a solid buy, especially if you are a gamer and/or like like and grew up with the classic Atari and Nintendo games. You will enjoy this movie if that's you. It's also safe for kids. There's also an interactive Pixel app where you can help shoot enemies and etc at certain parts of the movie. The 3D is pretty good, and definitely pops out at you (which I like), I just wish they added a little more popping 3D. I'm a 3D junkie, so the more that really pops, the better. With that said, you can't go wrong with the 3D, so PLEASE don't let my comment about wanting more turn you away. You'll enjoy buying this movie in 3D!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of Sadler's Best!

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      Superc
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      Adam Sadler foray into the alien invasion genre is one of his best movies. Adam stars as a once arcade game savant in his youth, a useless achievement until aliens invade Earth in the form of classic arcade games. The President of the United States, his best friend, enlists him and two other arcade game experts to save the Earth. It's a complete absurdity, but it's the battles are fun and exciting, especially the final battle with Donkey Kong and thousands of game characters battling for Earth. It's a fun and nostalgic look back at the humble beginnings of video games. The 3D version is definitely worth the buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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