by Tony Medley
OK for children.
Despite what I say above, this is too adult for children and too
childish for adults. What would you expect of a film that casts Kevin
James as President of the United States and Adam Sandler, a tech
installer, as his best friend? Worse, itís yet another film in which a
gorgeous woman, Michelle Monaghan (a Lt. Colonel, no less), finds
Sandler attractive. Only in Hollywood.
The story, that some highly advanced civilization receives some sort of
waves from earth that show Pac-Man games and think that the way to
conquer earth is to send things that look like Pac-Man down to gobble up
everything in sight. Letís see, these creatures are so much smarter than
we are that they have conquered space and time, but, even though they
can get to earth, they donít make the effort to see if their supposition
is correct; they just come at us. Yeah, sure.
Even though we see the CGI Pac-Men gobbling things up, itís never
explained how it works because the CGI is so bad itís obviously a
cartoon out there in the streets of New York. The way Sandler & Co.
combat them is equally inexplicable and daft.
There have been lots of ridiculous ideas for films foisted on the paying
public, but this takes the cake.
Iím not going to waste any more of my time writing about this absurdity.
If you are foolish enough to pay money to see this, you have been