Movie Review: Pixels – Sponsored by Gist Ph (Block Screening)

I saw the ad about FREE block screening tickets for Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan and others. I undoubtedly participated without any hassle. The Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) has been widely used and a great medium now a day for advertising. I was lucky to be one of the 20 winners! I love the part that we all stood up to sing the National Anthem. (It has been a while since I stay at home most of the time. I am indeed proud to be a Filipino.

What is block screening? The easiest way to describe it is, the cinema is rented and reserved for a specific group of people or company. It has exclusivity among the group/company. No ticket is sold in the cinema (Not to scalpers). Less people, no lines.

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What is Pixels? It is a movie about the famous 80’s video game and the arcaders (the gamers) as they call themselves. Let us watch how they battle against the alien’s misconception of war.

The Plot:

When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) in an all-out battle to save the planet.

My Review:

The movie Pixels is so Adam Sandler. He nailed it again. I laughed more than a couple of times. It was a movie about animation, comedy and romance in one. I relived my computer game experience back in the days. I actually still keep my “Family Computer”. It is not the Nintendo (white and maroon). It is the gray one with hundreds of games in 1 cartridge. It also has the gun accessory for Duck Hunt game and other related games. Oh! Childhood days… I love the romance part of the movie with Lady Lisa (Ashley Benson) and Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad). Funny movie! I gave it 4/5.

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RPG 8-bit Superhero: Just My Imagination

Overview: The hero of the game (named Hero) has crash landed on an unforgiving planet full of monsters and weird creatures who he must avoid to survive. Hero must collect different items before he can find the key that will allow him to move on to the next level.

Features:
– 8 Bit (throwback) Graphics
– Over 10 different alien creatures
– 30 Levels
– More than 15 items to collect
– Simple but addicting game play
– Good for all ages
List of items:
– Weapons
– Computer parts
– Secret files
– And Hero’s cat

The 8 Bit Superhero RPG is a simple but addicting game. It is a must download app good for all ages. As you go on to every level it gets more engaging. The hero of the game is “Hero”. He crashed landed into a planet full of monsters and other creatures. They know nothing about communication, battle is their only game. Hero is vulnerable, so he needs to collect different items such as weapons, computer parts, and secret files to survive the game. Aside from over 10 different alien creatures that he needs to defeat, there are also hindrances like high mountains, broken bridges, deep water, high walls, destructive fire and several obstacles along the way as he advances to each level. Lastly Hero is looking for his pet cat which he lost when he crashed landed on the unforgiving planet. The quest is to defeat the creatures, collect more than 15 items to improve his fighting skills and find his cat to leave the planet. Hero needs to find a key to advance to the next level of the game. There are total of 30 exciting levels.

Super Mario

Super Mario

At the start of the game the player can personalize the character of Hero by choosing the color of the hair, the skin tone, and the clothing. In that way, the player can relate to the game as if he is the one in combat. Gaming is a way of life. These things help us relax or maybe act like the child within us. The game has engaging sound effects that will not annoy the players. Onset of the game, the player can choose which map in the planet he will play on for that particular game and moving forward. The player can continue to personalize the physical features of the hero while in the middle of the combat.

During the game there is an energy and strength meter of the character. You can boost the energy and strength using the collectible items. You can avoid losing his strength by using the shield; one of the items to be collected. Every victory against the alien creature on each level will add energy to Hero. There should be a balance on energy and strength as it pertains to the attack and defense of the character. Increasing a defensive skill will let you live longer and maybe make you indestructible. While increasing the attack skill or something to do with damage level will help you progress on the game. The increase of damage starts from normal damage, half damage and double damage. The computer parts he collected can build a machine that Hero can use on the game. It could be a form of transportation or another weapon. The secret files will reveal the weak points of the monsters. It can help Hero to find the weapon and defense against the hostile creatures.

The character can earn money as he advances and win in each level. The collected money will then be used to buy equipment to help Hero fight the creatures. It can also increase the level of energy or strength to be more powerful than his opponent.

Over all the game is really good. This game proves the friendship between Hero and his cat. He will conquer anything just to get him back and return to a place they call Home (Earth).