Have you ever heard a plot so ridiculous that it just had to be awesome? Well, that definitely seems to be the case for the upcoming comedy Pixels. Just listen to this: Aliens misinterpret classic video games as a declaration of war and attack the Earth, using the games as models. The President of the United States (Kevin James) calls upon his childhood best friend and former video game champion (Adam Sandler) to lead a team of old school arcaders (Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Come on, how stupid does that sound? Very, to be honest. But it has so much potential to be awesome. An image has been released from the film, depicting Sandler, Gad and Dinklage (who, for Game of Thrones fans, is looking very questionable) in matching blue outfits with Michelle Monaghan dressed to impress. What’s going on in this picture? Who knows? But my guess is some kind of cheesy, slow motion walk as the heroes prepare for battle.
The casting of Kevin James and Adam Sandler is sure to put people off, considering they haven’t made a good film for years, but for gamers, this could be one hell of a film.
Pixels is out summer 2015.