Pixels is plain dumb. Can’t be forgotten games are shoehorned into a ‘can be forgotten’ movie.
Madison’s been trying hard, and no matter how awesome Sandler is in person, his films simply suck. So the production company comes with another one, with Chris Columbus in the vanguard – Pixels. But even Columbus fails to elevate the trodden.
This movie is another big fiasco in the long list of fiascos by Happy Madison. Not only Pixels isn’t funny, but it is also dumb on so many levels. There are maximum 4-5 places in the entire movie where you might actually laugh. There you go! Counted them on fingers.
So they tried putting some melodrama to it, and it looked so unnatural and stupid that you wish why bother? The concept was pretty stupid for a sci-fi flick. The plot had nothing to offer. Don’t even get me started on the screenplay.
It does light you up with reminiscence if you have lived the Arcade gaming era. All those games did bring a smile of nostalgia to my face. But that was it.
Oh and Peter Dinklage could have lived without this.
Just remember the bottomline – If you are feeling a little bit down or without a brain, and wish to watch something light, Madison movies go amazingly well with popcorn.