Last week The Girl had an incredible opportunity to attend the premier and press junket for the movie Pixels. This was entirely her gig. She was to interview the cast and then do a review for KidzVuz. I went along because I thought it would be great fun for her and I wasn’t responsible for anything except getting her there.
Quite honestly, I figured I’d suffer silently through the movie that my kids couldn’t stop talking about but I had no desire to see.
Then a funny thing happened: I freakin’ loved the movie! In fact, although I wasn’t asked to write a review, I left the theater convinced I would write a review on opening day because I wanted everyone to see it. Guess what? I didn’t write it in time because instead I was SEEING the movie again!
It’s so good I took my boys to see it on opening night and dragged their friends and friends’ parents so that I could talk to another adult and make sure I wasn’t crazy for liking this movie. They agreed, it was just as much fun (or more) for the parents than it was for the kids.
If you spent any time playing video games, listening to pop radio, at an arcade, or even paying attention at all to anything during the 1980s you will love this movie. The premise is silly but the execution, because of the acting, sound track, and creativity of plot line is flawless.
Adam Sandler and Kevin James are outstanding because they play their roles a little more straight than you’re used to from these guys. No buffoonery necessary, they’re just plain funny. Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage on the other hand are genius at over the top funny and they do not disappoint in this film. Finally, Michelle Monaghan made all the women in the crowd proud by bringing it as a tough as nails but unmistakably feminine lead who made us all want a light cannon of our own.
Pixels is light and funny and you fall in love with all the characters, even ones who may surprise you. As your summer winds down and you’re maybe sick of the heat and the outdoor play and the bickering kids, I can promise you won’t be disappointed byte two hours in the dark at Pixels. Don’t miss it. Maybe even see it twice.
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