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Pixels | Chris Columbus | July 24, 2015 | Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage

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RichWS    17,423

The Pixels backstory provides insight into the studio's troubles. Based on a 2 minute and 35 second animated short, the project was developed by Sony and Sandler's Happy Madison Productions. When Chris Columbus was brought in to direct, he excitedly wrote to Pascal about a rewrite of the script, "This officially turns this movie into a perennial, a film that families can watch together for the next thirty years," predicting, "It now feels like a gigantic four quadrant event."

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Jay Beezy    2,876

The Adam Sandler formula for getting the four quadrants:

 

Crotch shots

Farts

Fat guy falls down (generally involving Kevin James)

Other slapstick humor that in real life would cause substantial injury or even death

Bodily substances of a non-violent and non-sexual nature

So-called "improvisation" of gibberish or lazy pop culture references

Edited by Jay Daddeezy

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Tubes    168

Genuinely don't understand why, outside of hating anything Sandler, critics attacked this with such venom. Yes it was flawed, Dinklage had some real crap to say, and they criminally wasted Jane Krakowski, but it's a lot of fun and doesn't take itself too seriously. Insane stuff.

 

There's your answer.

 

That and I have a hunch that internet critics disliked the use of their childhood nostalgia to sell a Sandler vehicle.

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kowhite    14,256

There's your answer.

 

That and I have a hunch that internet critics disliked the use of their childhood nostalgia to sell a Sandler vehicle.

It's also possible they watched this movie.

Just saying.

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When is Sorry the game being greenlit?

How about Hungry Hungry Hippo?

Snakes and Ladders?

 

 

When my friend and I first heard there was going to be a Battleship movie, we asked the same questions.

 

We had an entertainingly stupid script idea worked out for Sorry.  Something to do with gladiator teams of guys wearing color coordinated shirts, sliding around on slippery catwalks, occasionally bumping into competitors and sending them falling to their doom.  Just terrible! 

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sambullus    76

 

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the quote from Columbus was part of his suicide note

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kowhite    14,256

Shame this didn't do better :( More fun than half the films this summer

You only saw two movies this summer, this and Fantastic Four, huh?

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babz06    1,023

Pixels has made 114m OS, (185m total) with countries like Japan, China and Australia still yet to be released. So it seems like this will eventually break even. 

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jandrew    21,609

First Blended, now this. No longer listening to critics (or yall) when it comes to Sandler. Obviously not a great movie, but it was fun. Me and the gf Redboxed it a few evenings ago and we both had a solid time. I told her beforehand "just letting you know now, thisll probably suck", and afterward she was like "I thought you said it was gonna be bad?..."

 

Honestly my biggest problem with Pixels, with or without Sandler, is the wasted potential. Felt like they took the easy road with this movie, couldve been the next '07 Transformers. Alot in Pixels doesn't make sense, but I laughed and the action was fun. "So we blow up Google!"

 

If you're not gonna watch this movie, at least watch the Pacman scene. That was very fun and original. This shouldve featured more Tetris though. Solid "C."

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