From Chris Columbus, the director of the early Harry Potter movies and the writer of Gremlins, comes Pixels. The latest movie to star Adam Sandler is based on this short film:
A neat idea that I’m not entirely sure can carry a two-hour movie, but we’ll have to wait and see how it performs when it is released this Friday, July 24, 2015.
It is going to be interesting to see if people will come out to see Mr. Sandler given his recent controversies based his first Netflix exclusive “The Ridiculous Six.” A film meant to be a satire on old westerns recently came under fire for misrepresenting Native Americans. He has since addressed the concerns in a statement to ScreenCrush:
I talked to some of the actors on the set who were there and let them know that he intention of the movie is 100% to just make a funny movie,” he told ScreenCrush. “It’s really about American Indians being good to my character and about their family and just being good people. There’s no mocking of American Indians at all in the movie. It’s a pro-Indian movie. So hopefully when people see it — whoever was offended on set and walked out, I hope they realize that, and that’s it. It was kinda taken out of context.
It would seem that some Native American actors do realize that.
Here’s the trailer to pixels:
So what about you geeks? Planning on watching Pixels this weekend, or skipping it? I’m conflicted; I know my inner geek is calling me to watch it, if only for the references. But at the same time, Adam Sandler. Personally I haven’t liked many of his movies for a while now.