Video games are taking over the world. What???!!! Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad. The film is based on a short film, and is about a probe in the 1980s that was sent up into space to possible extra-terrestrial life forms that contains video games, to show aliens some of our culture. However, the aliens believe that the probe is a threat from Earth. So, the aliens come to Earth, but they use huge pixellated video game characters to attack the world. So, the President (James) must call on his childhood friend (Sandler), who was a Worldwide Video Game Champ, to defeat the aliens (aka video game characters). So, Adam Sandler has not made a good film for a while, with The Cobbler, Blended, Men Women & Children, Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy, Jack and Jill, Zookeeper and Just Go With It, all TERRIBLE films, racking up his resume of late. However, this film might have hope due to director Chris Columbus, who has created comedic hits such as Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire, as well as a large-scale action film like Harry Potter, which shows he has both comedic and action directing skills, and this movie is a mix of both. This film, however, has also been getting terrible reviews, and since I saw the film a few weeks after it came out, there was enough time for me to hear about the terrible reviews. So, I went into this movie with absolutely no expectation, and I was surprised walking out of the theater that I actually enjoyed it.