Greetings Earth Losers. Alien Jones here to answer your questions and
pump your planet full of extraterrestrial intelligence.
Why? No offense, but your planet is dumb. Very dumb. There are no words to express its level of dumbositude. So very, very, very dumb.
This week I answer a question from none other than Blogger-in-Chief, Bookshelf Q. Battler, who continues to be a Yeti hostage:
Alien Jones! BQB here.
Pixels – WTF?
WTF indeed, BQB. WTF indeed.
Feast your vision receptacles on this trailer, insignificant humans:
Pixels Trailer – Sony Pictures Entertainment
Coming to a theater near you this summer…assuming the North Koreans are cool with it.
To elaborate on BQB’s “WTF” I will ask and answer questions I assume are on the minds of this blog’s 3.5 readers:
Q. In Pixels, 1980’s era humans place a time capsule on the Moon which contains, among other examples of Earth culture, 1980’s video games. The aliens misunderstand and take the time capsule as a threat of war and respond by creating massive video game characters, which they use to attack Earth. The trailer shows Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders attacking Earth.
Is it possible for such a misunderstanding to lead to an intergalactic war?
A. Such misunderstandings happen all the time. The Moloklaxons have been on a thousand year campaign, sweeping through the galaxy, taking one planet after another, all because an ambassador from the Intergalactic Diplomacy Organization broke wind in their ruler’s presence. It wasn’t meant as an insult. The ambassador had some bad tacos the night before and couldn’t help it.
Q. But seriously, aliens think video games are real and respond with giant video game characters?
A. Most species laugh at your video games because ours are so much better. Few species would respond with war, though the Moloklaxons are willing to fight over anything.
Q. What’s the point of this movie? Is it serious? Is it a comedy? What the hell is going on?
A. There are some serious looking Independence Day-esque scenes of monuments being attacked by video game inspired space ships. On that note, it looks serious. On the other hand, it stars Adam Sandler and it is about attacking video game characters, so it must be a comedy.
Q. Is it going to be good?
A. It will either be great or it will suck with the force of a thousand Dysons. There will be no in between. It will either be considered a unique and fun premise or will be Sandler and co’s attempt to run around with video game characters of their youth that sadly today’s kids don’t care much about. Pac Man was fabulous for its time but today’s youngsters want Call of Duty.
I fear young people will be like “Who’s Pac Man?” and old people will be like, “I’m so old because I used to play Pac Man!”
I will withhold judgment until I see it and will hope that it is excellent.
Q. Is there a ray of hope?
A. It stars Peter Dinklage in a role where he is not Tyrion Lannister. He is always great as Tyrion but this will give him a chance to branch out.
Thank you for your time, 3.5 readers. Kim Magennis, loyal Bookshelf Battle fan and proprietor of the Whimsy Blog submitted some questions. I have been a bit swamped this week, what with my ongoing diplomatic efforts to convince various worlds to stop trying to annihilate one another. I will definitely get to those next week.
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