The Mister and The Boy saw a preview of Pixels last night.
When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad) and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) to save the planet.
The Mister declared it “pretty good, taking him back to 1982 when there were arcades”. He said The Boy was surprised by his name dropping of the video games in the movie.
The Boy has heard of Pac-Man and Defender. The rest were pleasant surprises. Below are The Boy’s thoughts on the movie.