Review : Pixels

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“When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.”

To be pretty clear, this movie is very entertaining, but it isn’t very funny, so it’s kind of hard to decide how I feel. On the one hand, the movie is entertaining and gives you a good time with all the old school gaming action, and the way it is done is pretty good actually. On the other hand, this movie is supposed to be a comedy, but the comedy here is few and far between in my opinion. It was like they told Adam Sandler, that this movie couldn’t be rated R, so he had to cut out all of his usually jokes, and the resulting movie only had those jokes that could pass for lesser rating. That however, is something I also think helps this movie, in that it is what allows the movie to be more entertaining like i stated earlier. This kind of dichotomy of entertainment that we get from this movie is what will be the biggest part of determining how you feel about this movie. On one side I was entertained, but on the other I didn’t laugh like i thought i should have. There is fun to be had here, and the video game action is done very well, but at the same time, i think this movie should have punched a bit more with its jokes.

Review Score : 6 out of 10

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