In the summer of 1982, Sam Brenner and Will Cooper are thirteen-year-olds who love playing in the local arcade. Brenner enters an arcade game world championships. At the event, the MC tells that a time capsule will be launched into space containing a videocassette that includes scenes from the championships. Brenner and Cooper meet Ludlow Lamonsoff, a child who's in love with Lady Lisa, the main character of the game Dojo Quest. Brenner succeeds in every game, but finally loses to Eddie Plant in Donkey Kong.
In the present, Brenner works for a company that installs home theater systems and Cooper is the President of the United States. In Guam, a U.S. military base is attacked. The soldiers try to fight back, but are easily defeated, and one soldier is abducted.
Brenner is sent to work at the home of Violet Van Patten, a divorcée who lives with her son Matty. Brenner heads to the White House after receiving a call from Cooper. To his surprise, he finds out that Violet is a Lieutenant Colonel. Cooper brings Brenner into the Oval Office to show him the attack in the base. Brenner says that the way the attack was carried out was like in the classic version of the video game Galaga.
The above taken from Wikipedia.
Surprisingly, although this movie does not have much favourable review, it was entertaining for me. It may not be logical, but then movie is all about imagination right? Furthermore, it feels nostalgic looking back at Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros and other famous video arcade games way back then. It may not be as smooth at some point but the overall movie was comedic enough for me.
My rating: 2.8/5
Directed by Chris Columbus
Casts: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage
Category: a 2015 American science fiction action-comedy film