I can honest to god say I have never seen a worse script, at any level of filmmaking. One star for the effects and concept and one star for Josh Gad's performance. It wasn't just the unfunny lines overly performed by most of the cast, but the blatant plot holes and contradictions in the story. I thought the original criticisms were about only Sandler, but I have never been so wrong.
With its idiotic, absurd premise and storyline, weak comedic performances, and Kevin James as the President (need I say more? Who thought that was a good idea?), Pixels could've only functioned in this universe as a "good" movie one way: As just another bad 80s films that people wipe away the flaws of with childhood nostalgia. Too bad it came out now.