Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger in Hollywood, the folks over at Atari have decided that they want to bring two classic video games to the big screen. But these games will not be the story-driven franchises that we’ve seen make the big time over the last decade or so. Nope. The games in question are in fact lacking in any story whatsoever. So which games are they talking about, you ask? The bug-murdering Centipede and the roll-and-click explosion game Missile Command. (more…)
Like the “average” summer movie fare, Pixels has good stuff and bad stuff. Like most films that want to be profitable and seen as a “hit” in the eyes of the public, the question must that must be asked is “does the good stuff outweigh the bad stuff?” If you’re an eager pre-teen movie-goer, a parent of an eager pre-teen movie-goer, or a thirtysomething who really digs some deep-reaching retro references, then Pixels is probably right up your alley. And if you don’t fall into one of those categories? Well, let’s just say that your princess might be in another castle.