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Pixels: Old-school arcade friends save the world

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Old-school arcade friends must save the world from video game characters in ‘Pixels’.

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie 'The Fire Blaster' Plant saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they're going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults - and now-US President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt Col Violet Van Patten, a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Pixels is an American science fiction action-comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures, 1492 Pictures and Happy Madison Productions. The film features computer-animated video game characters, special effects and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski.