Game on or Game Over? Sony Pictures Entertainment have just release the first trailer for Pixels. View trailer below.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.
My impression on this trailer are somewhat mixed .True, the concept (being a slightly ridiculous) fits a summer blockbuster role of popcorn fun and pop culture references. And, of course, nostalgia video games are cool. Though my concern is with Adam Sandler attached to the movie. Sandler, who has had a bad track record for this movies of late (almost winning a razzies award each year for his films) might weight the feature down, a resulting factor that runs strong gambit of being a summer box office bomb. Whether it does or not, remains to be seeing.
Pixels arrives this summer in theaters on July 24th, 2015.