PIXELS is not as bad a film as many of the hyperbolic movie reviewers are saying it is. The audience I saw it with had a good time, and God help me, I kinda did too.
All this coming from a guy that hates Adam Sandler. I mean I HATE Adam Sandler. So I take no joy in giving him a sliver of credit.
But this film is dumb, it intends to be dumb, it never for a moment takes itself seriously, and in that freedom of inane comedy space (which many comedies take full advantage of) it has its own charm.
In my heart of hearts I believe that film critics sometimes go into film intending to take a movie apart simply because it’s trendy or they feel it’s beneath them (i.e. NPR and the Wall Street Journal and their views on superhero films). I believe that’s exactly what happened here.
I am going to recommend PIXELS. I had fun. And I will say this, for the record… PIXELS is a better film than that money making monstrosity, JURASSIC WORLD.
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