Pixels imagines a crazy world where geeks are actually the underdogs

The best joke in Pixels happens within the first ten minutes of the film. After a prologue set in the early ‘80s featuring the main characters as awkward teens at a videogame competition, we cut to the present and discover that the fat best friend of the film’s hotshot arcade game-playing protagonist – complaining about too much pressure at work to his buddy in some generic Kelseys-esque bar – is now the President of the United States, complete with Secret Service detail ringing them at adjacent tables.

This wholly improbable – at least by movie comedy logic – twist is never explained or commented upon, and the film proceeds with the assumption that a guy who looks like Kevin James could be the POTUS, in the right place at the right time when invading aliens attack the Earth using arcade games from the first Reagan administration as their template.

  • Nicholasadkins

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    • KrakenFartz

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  • DMB

    Hollyweird is all out of any new ideas or originality. They have resorted on making really bad movies such as this one, sharknato (including sequels), hot tub time machine, the all female recast of the new Ghostbusters movie (a movie that is expected to be so awfall that not even if Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner was a co-star would make it even worse) just to name a few. They are no longer interested in making good movies only ones that will make money at the box office or win the celebrities an academy award.

    • ntt1

      the industry has been treed by feral bean counters.

  • Tom Forsythe

    As a geek, I am troubled by the rise in geek culture. While I enjoy the blockbuster Marvel superhero movies, I don’t think I want to live in a world as strange as I am. Normal people shouldn’t even know who the Vision is, much less have an opinion about him!

    • Rick McGinnis

      Every subculture loses its essence when it goes mainstream.