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Donkey Kong, Frogger, QBert, and more classic characters to appear in Pixels

07.21.2014

Just a few days ago, we got a look at Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Josh Gad in a RIGHT STUFF pose getting ready to defend humanity from an 8-bit alien invasion. Now, Sony has unveiled just who they will be facing in Chris Columbus' PIXELS.

First off, here is the plot synopsis for the feature length action comedy based on Patrick Jean's short film of the same name:

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin 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.

Sony will be showcasing a number of classic games at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con and released the following list of game companies and titles that will be in PIXELS. See how many of these ring a bell.

- Atari® Interactive: (Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede® and Missile Command®)
- Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger)
- BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. (PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Dig Dug)
- Nintendo (Donkey Kong)
- Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert)
- Taito Corporation (Space Invaders)
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)

Yeah, that is basically a who's who of 1980s video games, some even older. While this could go the route of any number of Adam Sandler shitfests in recent years, Chris Columbus is the most solid director Sandler has worked with in a long time and definitely has experience with the special effects needed to make this film work. Hopefully they pay as much attention to getting the rights to these characters as they do to making a quality script.

PIXELS is slated to hit theaters on May 15, 2015.

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Source: Sony

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7:04PM on 07/22/2014

Low expectations

Once in a while, Sandler is elevated by the material he's given. But seeing as this is co-written by him and Tim Herlihy, who writes most Sandler vehicles, we can only expect the worst.
Once in a while, Sandler is elevated by the material he's given. But seeing as this is co-written by him and Tim Herlihy, who writes most Sandler vehicles, we can only expect the worst.
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9:46AM on 07/22/2014

Fuck all of you Sandler hating douches.

Seriously, what do you want from the guy. This is the greatest concept for a movie in a long time. It is like Wreck It Ralph for adults. Bringing classic video game characters into the real world only to have 80s arcade nerds to save the day is genius. The cast is great too. Sandler, Dinklage and even Josh Gad (who is up and coming very fast) all fit that 80s persona perfectly.

If you don't like it, then don't watch it. There is a very big Sandler following, much greater than your snarky,
Seriously, what do you want from the guy. This is the greatest concept for a movie in a long time. It is like Wreck It Ralph for adults. Bringing classic video game characters into the real world only to have 80s arcade nerds to save the day is genius. The cast is great too. Sandler, Dinklage and even Josh Gad (who is up and coming very fast) all fit that 80s persona perfectly.

If you don't like it, then don't watch it. There is a very big Sandler following, much greater than your snarky, better than thou, selves.
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9:30AM on 07/22/2014
How could Peter say yes to this? Sandler's last good movie was in 1999.
How could Peter say yes to this? Sandler's last good movie was in 1999.
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10:28PM on 07/21/2014
So it's basically that episode of Futurama, that shows what life would be like as a video game?
So it's basically that episode of Futurama, that shows what life would be like as a video game?
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7:06PM on 07/21/2014
Will wait for a trailer with this one. Could have potential to be one of Sandler's old classic comedies that we all know and love, or one of his recent shittier comedies (Jack and Jill, Blended, Grown Ups, etc) that we all wish we could forget. Hopefully it's the former.
Will wait for a trailer with this one. Could have potential to be one of Sandler's old classic comedies that we all know and love, or one of his recent shittier comedies (Jack and Jill, Blended, Grown Ups, etc) that we all wish we could forget. Hopefully it's the former.
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6:16PM on 07/21/2014
I think it`s safe too say the classic movie line"I`m putting a team together." Will be said by Sandler.

Plus Dinklage with a mullet lol.Love that guy.
I think it`s safe too say the classic movie line"I`m putting a team together." Will be said by Sandler.

Plus Dinklage with a mullet lol.Love that guy.
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6:08PM on 07/21/2014

Adam sander is playing..

A guy who was a champion in the 80's but squandered away his potential and is now a washed up shell of his former self. I bet he's sarcastic and cynical. Until through doing this thing (which he probably didn't want to do in the first place) puts his life into perspective.

Maybe art will imitate life.

A guy who was a champion in the 80's but squandered away his potential and is now a washed up shell of his former self. I bet he's sarcastic and cynical. Until through doing this thing (which he probably didn't want to do in the first place) puts his life into perspective.

Maybe art will imitate life.

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5:42PM on 07/21/2014

I guess I'm just pissed that Adam Sandler has potential.......

To do serious dramedy or drama's with some comedy aspects and he's still just pocketing money for the sake of pocketing money. I wish that he would just transition to doing those and leave these to the younger guys who want to break in with comedy. I guess I'll just have to vote with my dollar when the time comes.
To do serious dramedy or drama's with some comedy aspects and he's still just pocketing money for the sake of pocketing money. I wish that he would just transition to doing those and leave these to the younger guys who want to break in with comedy. I guess I'll just have to vote with my dollar when the time comes.
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