The Adam Sandler Video Game Movie Looks Terrible

The Adam Sandler Video Game Movie Looks Terrible
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Surprising absolutely nobody, I’m sure. Here’s a trailer for Pixels, that movie where aliens mistake video games as a declaration of war, and Adam Sandler breathlessly says the names of a couple of video game franchises:

Hey, at least Pac-Man and DK look pretty good in this — the voxel-like graphics are a nice touch. Everything else though? Kiiind of cringeworthy.


    • Easy mark. I don’t like much he has made apart from Happy Gilmore, Punch Drunk Love and Billy Madison, but this actually looks okay. Stupid, but okay. I’d pay to see the graphics on a big screen.
      I do wish someone else had made it, but hey, it looks alright.

      • Pretty much. There’s no way anyone could have expected some deep, oscar-winning level of movie, it was always going to be a popcorn ‘switch off the brain and enjoy the effects’ movie. And that’s exactly what I’m planning on doing.

        Well, not with popcorn. Movie-popcorn costs a god-damn fortune and sucks.

        EDIT: Forgot to add: Tōru Iwatani. They actually got the actual creator of Pac-man to play himself in this.

      • Punch Drunk Love is so so good – you can’t classify it as an “Adam Sandler movie” though, you know? It’s a Paul Thomas Anderson film.

        That said, I still watch Happy Gilmore and junk if it’s on tv and I’m bored.

        • Well yeah, it is a PTA film, but AS carries it. Just a shame he doesn’t let other people direct him more.

  • This looks so bad it might just turn out to be bad.

    Seriously though, I will give it a chance cuz classic video games. I know I will regret it.

  • Well.. I wouldn’t say it looks ‘terrible’. IMHO it looks to be on the cheesy side of average, no worse than the majority of movies that come out these days.

  • I suspect the entire budget was spent on FX and Peter Dinklage’s hair piece, hence Adam Sandler.

  • To be fair out of all the movies that revolve around classic video games in some form or another being made right now Adam Sandler is probably one of the few people making them that’s actually old enough to have been a teenager when these games hit.
    I actually like the core concept of an Adam Sandler alien invasion comedy but the game side of it turns me off. I guess I would have said that about Grandma’s Boy before I actually watched it so I might give it a shot on DVD.

  • I know this is an Adam Sandler film and therefore is most likely going to suck, but the trailer for it makes it look like a lot of fun. I like the 3D pixelated design of the classic video game characters and, although it is a Sandler production, I feel like going to see it.

  • This looks like one of those trailers for fake movies you see on YouTube, like the Rooster Teeth fake trailer for the Angry Birds movie, or the College Humor fake trailer for the Dora the Explorer movie. Except it’s real. D:

    • 50 First Dates is probably the last one I really liked, but before that I can think of eight other movies of his that I love enough I could sit down and have a great time watching right now. That’s pretty good.

    • I still watch most of them. Except Grown Ups 2 because Grown Ups was just God awful.
      The last I saw was Blended which I actually thought was okay (not great, but okay).

  • This will do well. Why? Because it’s old school video games, lots of pop culture references and it’s a it looks stupid fun. Also, I see this as being more a cult film. I’ll see it. Adam Sandler has made some ok movies in the past and this looks like one of them.

  • There’s an advert for the movie’s ‘video game’ website embedded in the trailer at the 1:38 mark.
    It shows an image of a blonde lady and says “unlock lady lisa at”

  • The movie looks fun, but the context of an alien response to Voyager would be awesome in a more serious form.

  • Replace the main 4 characters with Roy, Moss, Jen and Mr Renholm.
    Actually just replace Adam Sandler with Moss and I’m super happy

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