Pixels parents guide


It's more than a game.

Overall C+

It may be game over for human beings if a video game champion from the 1980 (Adam Sandler) can't defeat a group of aliens that have used the old characters as prototypes for weapons and are now attacking the Earth.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

Why is Pixels rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Pixels PG-13 for some language and suggestive comments.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Pixels rated PG-13? Pixels is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some language and suggestive comments.

People engage in battles with an alien enemy throughout the film, and many of the non-human army is killed. There are pervasive depictions of weapons use, destruction of property and characters being digitized into pixels. Cruel insults and derogatory remarks are made. Certain stereotypical characters (such as nerds and video game players) are maligned. Characters are chased, crushed and eaten. A man threatens an intruder with a baseball bat. A character falls out of a moving vehicle and another has his hand chewed off (no blood shown). A short excerpt from a popular video game shows human characters beating, shooting and stabbing each other – some blood is shown. Characters are taken hostage. Cheating is portrayed.

Sexual Content:
Various female characters are shown in seductive poses and in revealing clothing. Male characters often make crude references, sexual jokes and suggestive comments. Crass sexual advances are depicted and sexual favors are mentioned. A character fears he will die a virgin. Infidelity and divorce are discussed. A man slaps the backsides of several male soldiers and makes some sexual remarks about one of them. A frightened character urinates.

Mild and moderate profanities are used, along with scatological slang and terms of deity. Mean-spirited name-calling and slurs are frequent.

Drugs and Alcohol:
A parent drinks in secret to dull her sense of grief. Other characters drink in social settings and pubs. Characters challenge each other to a drinking contest and brag about past alcohol consumption.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Cartoon/Animation Action
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Pixels"

Cast and Crew

Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus and stars Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Pixels movie is October 27, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes Pixels
Release Date: 27 October 2015
Pixels releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following supplements:
- Q*Bert - The adorable digital bit hopper comes to life in PIXELS!
- Dojo Quest - A look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa.
- Game On Music Video by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte
Exclusive HD Content
- The Creator of the Machine - PAC-MAN creator Toru Iwatani was on-set and had a cameo, we hear from him about his experience and his take on PIXELS.
- The Space Invader - The winner of an arcade contest had a walk on role in the film.
- PAC-MAN - A detailed look at the PAC-MAN action sequence. From Mini Coopers and stunts to visual effects, see how PAC-MAN chomps his way into real life.
- Donkey Kong - See the cast perform stunts on a giant reconstruction of the classic platform game and watch as Donkey Kong goes from bits to BIG.
- Centipede - The giant insect attack was the creation of visual and special effect planning as well as the patience of countless performers.
- Galaga - This 80’s arcade favorite leads the alien invasion, take an inside look at the attack on Guam.

Related home video titles:

In Tron and the sequel Tron Legacy, humans use an arcade game to get inside and interact with the inner components of a computer. Game characters come to life at night and invade each other’s consoles in Wreck-it Ralph.

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