Movies, Video Games

Pixels Trailer 2: More Sandler, Less Interest



Is it just me, or does the idea of Adam Sandler and Kevin James serving as avatars for ’80s nerddom feel totally wrong? Like, I get that they might have been picked on and played video games, but for the past 20 years their material has played to the crowd that would likely have been the ones to beat them up back in school.

Peter Dinklage in a mullet with big gun, I can dig. But the more I see of this, the less I feel good about it. And yes, I know Futurama did it first.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist