RELEASED 21 august
STARS Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter
Dinklage, Sean Bean
Galaxy Quest meets The Last
Starfighter. Pixels owes a lot to the success of
The LEGO Movie for mining ’ 80s nostalgia for everything it’s worth. And hey, there’s a lot of fun to be had with the concept of aliens misinterpreting the graphics of old arcade games and launching attacks on Earth that resemble them ( rumour has it that Pac- Man, Frogger and Donkey Kong will cameo). Adam Sandler, who co- wrote the screenplay, will star as a one- time videogame champion who must defeat the aliens. Our one worry: will this be a family film, or will Sandler be unable to resist throwing in his usual knob gags and poo jokes? Hopefully director Columbus will rein him in.