‘Pixels’ Movie Made Pac-Man, Donkey Kong And Other Video-Game Characters As Villains

By Mardielyn | 1 year ago
‘Pixels’ Movie Made Pac-Man, Donkey Kong And Other Video-Game Characters As Villains

It’s game on! Our beloved video-game characters; Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, and Galaga, are dominating the headlines as…baddies?! What?! It is because “Pixels” movie made the craziest yet the bravest move as they make the all-time favorite video-game characters as the protagonist in their upcoming film.

Our favorite video –game characters became the monster villain in the upcoming Chris Columbus comedy adventure  movie “Pixels.”


The most-awaited movie stars a bunch of 1980’s joystick jockeys champions—played by none other than one of the top comedy actors nowadays; Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage. They will compete against alien invaders who take the form of the arcade games they defeated regularly as youngsters.

When asked about the movie concept, Columbus has only one and definite answer to that; “It spoke to my dark side a little bit,” he jokingly responded with a laugh.

For the stars of the film, these arcade game characters have a personal connection to them;

According to Josh Gad, Pac-Man had a big part of his childhood as it was created a year before he was born and so he thinks they shared that power. Meanwhile, the screenwriter Tim Dowling and Michelle Monaghan, who were both 80’s children also had a bunch of formative memories at the arcade.  Monaghan revealed that it was part of her and her brother’s culture, she loves Pong, Pac-Man and Pole Position while Dowling admitted that he grew up playing arcade games and never stopped; he had Coke machine, Jukebox and a Han Solo in Carbonite.

On the other hand, movie’s director,  Columbus breaks down the list of the arcade villains in the film:

Pac-Man is a 50-foot-tall dot-chomping icon in the film, he does not act like he’s usual thing in video-games; firing and rubbling—he pixelates everything he comes in contact with in this movie. He is the centerpiece of the movie for the director.

Donkey Kong, the great ape who’s been a villain in his self-title game. Columbus stated that Donkey Kong himself had to be the most threatening villain character in the film.

Centipede, the long wormy enemy. The character plays and act in the same distinctive pattern it did in the 1980s, but Columbus said that he wanted the Centipede 3-D to feel to audience like being immersed in a Psychedelic version of Centipede.

The “Pixels” film is set to hit the theater on July 24, it’s official release date. So if you want to go back in 80s,you must include this to you movie bucket list.


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