This action comedy will take you back to your childhood


PIXELS Released: Wednesday

After an eye-catching trailer that took us thirty-and-forty-somethings back to our childhood when you dropped ten pence (or a quarter in American terms) into that arcade slot machine to tackle Pac-Man or Donkey Kong – this action-comedy looks like it could tap into those special moments.

At the time of writing, the early reviews for this part-animated movie, starring four buddies – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage – who were early 80s arcade enthusiasts, haven’t been that glowing.

But anything that sees old arcade heroes invade Earth – after aliens pick up video game feeds in outer space and misinterpret them as a declaration of war – has still got to be well worth a look, especially with an evil Pac-Man thrown in.