July 24, 2015
(3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Chris Columbus
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some language and suggestive comments)
Screenwriters: Tim Herlihy, Tim Dowling
Starring: Adam Sandler, Brian Cox, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.