Review of the Pixels Movie
2015 July 29

I recently went to see Pixels, and I thought it was rather good. Even though it had an absurd premise. There is a possibility of spoilers below, so read on with caution if you care about that.

Pixels was about aliens receiving a tape about old video games, and thinking that we challenged them in war. So they appear as video game characters to challenge us for the survival of our planet. It was basically a movie where the gamers become the heroes, and get the girl. However, it was full of absurdity, and that is kind of required for this kind of movie. Other problems include a lack of moral fiber on the part of the hero, and other minor inaccuracies related the games history and space travel.

Overall, I thought it was a good movie, but had no lasting value. It was funny, and kind of fascinating. However, it felt like it should have been a shorter movie, because around the Gala at the White House, it just kind of felt like it was dragging on. So I would give this movie about 3.7 out of 5 stars.

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Written by Henry J Schmale on 2015 July 29