(This review may contain spoilers).
It’s been a little while since I’ve seen a movie with Adam Sandler in it, but when I saw this advertised, I was immediately interested… and it was really good to be able to go with my sister to see it.
It was pretty cool to be able to see the older arcade games utilised in this movie, both at the beginning and throughout. This film didn’t require a lot of thinking, but it was really entertaining to watch.
The interactions between the main characters are established very early on. I couldn’t help feeling a lot of sympathy for Sam’s character, especially when he’s talking to Violet. She did come across as a bit shallow and, yes, snobby in her first appearance… but her character becomes better as the movie goes on. And the main romance is allowed to develop naturally and comes across as quite realistic.
There are a lot of amusing moments in this movie and me and my sister were laughing out loud a lot. There were also a lot of plot holes… while at the same time, there were a couple of elements of foreshadowing that worked really well.
There were some quite tense scenes in this movie, even though it’s mainly a sci fi comedy. It was a bit disappointing not to have the opportunity to see more of the aliens sending down the pixel-created creatures, even though there was an opportunity to learn more about them. The way they sent messages to Earth was a pretty cool concept, too.
I recognised quite a few actors in this film and it was nice to see them playing well off each other. It was also amusing to see the American president and the English prime minister trying to communicate and not able to understand each other.
This film didn’t require much thought and although there were plot holes, it was entertaining to watch with some pretty cool cast members. I’m sure I wouldn’t mind watching this movie again.
I’d suggest staying for the credits; at least the first part. There are some pretty cool scenes there.