The new trailer for Pixels gives us a first look at an alien invasion by space invaders. The actual Space Invaders. As well as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Frogger.
The film, based on the 2010 short film by Patrick Jean, shows what happens when an alien race misinterprets video feeds of classic ’80s arcade games as declarations of war. They set out to destroy Earth using our own games and characters against us.
In the trailer we see the president (Kevin James) attempt to defend the planet against the pixelated enemy with the help of his old friend, a champion of the classic games (Adam Sandler). They put together a team of arcade gamers (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and a military operative (Michelle Monaghan) supplies them with some special color-coded cars to fight the likes of Pac-Man. After all, the only way to beat Pac-Man is with Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde.