Review – ‘Pixels’

The Telstar Film Review

Release date:12 August 2015
Certification: 12A
Running time: 106 min
Director:Chris Columbus
Starring:Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad

It takes a lot to make a truly terrible film. Usually it is the result of a collective effort involving several factors, be it miscasting, a troubled production, perhaps a poorly written script. It’s not often that you can point the finger of blame at a single entity as the reason for why a movie fails. That is what we’re dealing with here, however. Pixels is a terrible film, and it’s all Adam Sandler’s fault. The premise at least has legs. Extra-terrestrials attack earth using various famous video game characters from the 1980s. Based on a fun little short film from 2010-and ripping off a storyline from a Futurama episode- the plot is undeniably daft, but these earlier efforts prove that there is enjoyment to be had from the idea. Any semblance…

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