We’ve suspected that Pixels would be an almighty disaster ever since we saw the first trailer, but it’s actually worse than we feared. Director Chris Columbus is clearly trying to create another great fantasy adventure, but he’s hamstrung by a short-sighted script. And Adam Sandler’s painful performance.
Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage look pretty good, too, but Dinklage's hair steals the show in the first image from the upcoming video game action comedy, Pixels.
Everybody knows that talking-animal movies are really about the human condition. Marmaduke, Cats & Dogs, Yogi Bear... they all reflect human personalities filtered through the lens of silly animal stereotypes. They're like a kind of heightened reality. Or maybe they just celebrate our all-too-human masochism.
It's bad enough that every current television show and movie shoves brand names in your face. Now, networks are digitally inserting new products into old television shows.