Adam Sandler used to make comedies. Now he makes Adam Sandler movies; bland exercises in nostalgia where he hangs out with his actor buddies, cracks a few jokes, and exerts as little effort as is humanly possible to the sounds of early ’80s rock and pop. Pixels is the latest and canniest Adam Sandler movie yet. It mines his older audience’s affection for the classic arcade games of their youth, and his younger audience’s affection for the ideas of video games coming to life. The famous gaming cameos are sure to make Pixels a huge hit, even though it’s just as unfunny as everything else Sandler produces these days.
It’s no secret that Pixels began its life as a short film, a special effects demo that showed off some inventive and amusing imagery that wasn’t required to have things like, you know, a plot or characters. So the feature version of Pixels had to find an excuse for classic arcade characters to invade Earth and that excuse was aliens. Who look like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong for some reason. And whose greatest opponent is Adam Sandler. Okay. The new trailer isn’t going to change your mind if that premise still sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
Lately there haven't been many video game movies that have been very good. There also haven't been many Adam Sandler movies that have been very good. So, how about this Adam Sandler video game movie?... Wait, where are you going?! Pixels is not your standard Adam Sandler or video game movie and, based on this trailer, you might want to give it a chance.
After six long years, our national nightmare is over. The sequel to ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ has finally arrived. In the stunningly titled ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,’ Kevin James reprises his role as the portly rent-a-cop with a bad habit of stumbling into dangerous situations that are beyond his meager pay grade. This time, he fights thieves while attending a security conference in Las Vegas, as you are wont to do when you visit Las Vegas in a comedy sequel.
What is the target audience for a 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' movie? Whatever it is, enough of them went to see the first movie, so now Kevin James' hapless mall security cop is back for another go-round in the creatively titled 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.' This time, he's off to Vegas, where he's attending some sort of mall cop convention, and finds his unique set of mall cop skills come in handy to stop an art heist. Also, KISS, as in the band KISS, makes an appearance.
'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' was a successful film -- so wildly and bafflingly successful, in fact, that its sequel, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,' now has an official release date. Grab your calendars and a marker and quietly cry as you circle the day where you will be reminded of our failures as a human race.
It's a combination of talent that's bound to give film fans of certain tastes an instant headache. According to The Wrap, Adam Sandler and Kevin James have been cast in director Chris Columbus' 'Pixels,' which will find the very popular comics defending the world from an invasion of '80s video game characters. Call it 'Wreck It Ralph' meets 'Godzilla.' We'll just call it "Oh, no. Why is this happening?"
In a world where 'Grown Ups 2,' 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' and 'Dumb and Dumber Too' are commonplace, it shouldn't surprise us that 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' could actually happen -- but it does, and it will! Director Andy Fickman is currently in talks to helm the sequel for Sony Pictures. (Insert face palm.)
The first 'Grown Ups' had a trailer that revolved around older men urinating in a public pool. The centerpiece of the new 'Grown Ups 2' trailer is a moose that not only lets out a long fart, but bucks up and urinates on Adam Sandler. Oh boy.
'Grown Ups 2' actually exists and there are now two new posters to prove it. Despite being critically reviled, 'Grown Ups' made $162 million at the box office, making it one of Adam Sandler's highest-grossing films. Although it's hard to imagine anyone wanting a sequel (did anyone really like the first one?), the second outing of the man-children played by Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade is set to hit theaters this summer.