Photograph by Sony Pictures

Photograph by Sony Pictures

In this bizarre sci-fi action comedy—if that wasn’t a genre before, it is now—intergalactic aliens discover classic videogames in a 1980s-era NASA-launched space capsule and misinterpret them as a threat. The aliens then attack Earth using holographic pixels that look and act just like vintage arcade characters. The only person who can save the world is, um, Adam Sandler, who plays a former gaming champ enlisted by the president (who happens to be his childhood bestie) to take down the aliens with the help of a few skilled retro-gamers. Like any Sandler flick, it could be amazing or abysmal—but either way, you get to see Pac-Man eat a fire truck. (Which, truth be told, looks kind of cool.)

 

From the July/August issue of Penthouse