Entertainment·FILM REVIEW

Pixels arcade adventure earns Adam Sandler a new low score

In this era of never ending nostalgia, Adam Sandler is counting on a wistfulness for Pac Man and other arcade stars of the 80s with his new comedy, Pixels.

When it comes to Sandler, it's "time to hit the reset button," says CBC's film critic

When it comes to Adam Sandler, it's 'time to hit the reset button,' says CBC film critic 2:52

Hollywood is capitalizing on nostalgia of late, with reboots like Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys setting the tone.

Now Adam Sandler is counting on a wistfulness for Pac Man and other arcade stars of the 80s with his new comedy, Pixels.

A team of video game masters (Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) are summoned to save the world to battle aliens disguised as creatures from classic video games.

But when it comes to Sandler, it's "time to hit the reset button," says CBC's Eli Glasner.

"If Adam Sandler's career was an arcade game, he'd be on his last life."

Check out Eli Glasner's review in the video above.

Pixels hits theatres Friday.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.