Did I say Kenny Loggins? This even makes me nostalgic for Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” and “Nod Ya Head.” Scary thought: even those tunes are probably already “old music” to some of the people excited about Pixels.
From the oversimplified lyrics – “This is not a game” AND “Game on!” in the same chorus; really? – to the most basic rap rhymes and repetitions available in the human vocabulary, this collision between Waka Flocka Flame and Good Charlotte (has there ever been a more ironic use of the word “good”?) combines all that is lame in music today in one perfect storm of half-assitude that it attempts to cover with loud dubstep-ish beats and game-like beeps.
I wish more summer movies had hit singles like the old days, so in a way, I hate to strangle one in the crib – but this is giving me the same bad feeling as I had seeing Kevin James in the movie trailer. Now get off my lawn.
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