PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
Fiona Shaw appears in this film, along with the characters Max Headroom and Mario (albeit mostly in the background). She also appeared with Mario in Super Mario Bros. (1993), which was directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. Both of whom were also the co-creators and directors of Max Headroom (1985).
Pac-Man is not bad. You'll see.
Sam Brenner: Professor Iwatani, what are you doing?
Professor Iwatani: I will talk to him, he's my son.
Professor Iwatani: Hello, my sweet, little boy. Look how big you've grown.
Ludlow Lamonsoff: That's so sweet, he's so sweet.
Professor Iwatani: I know, you're a good boy.
Professor Iwatani: Somebody kill this stupid thing!
Michelle Monaghan's character is repeatedly referred to as Lieutenant Colonel Violet van Patten. When she is shown in uniform, she is wearing a Navy uniform. The Navy's uniform is white shirt with black skirt. The Air Force uniform is blue shirt with blue skirt. While an O-5 in the Army, Air Force, and Marines is a Lieutenant Colonel, in the Navy O-5 is Commander. A Navy Captain is a Colonel in the other branches.
The opening titles look like they show a triple reflection off a monitor screen and protective glass, typical on an arcade game.
English, Hindi, Japanese
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