In a world where video game characters are alive, a lonely bad guy tries to earn appreciation but ends up threatens ruin.
A fun movie, most appropriate for the nostalgia fans of various old arcade games. It goes very very old, like Pixels (2015), which puts it in a particularly odd space. I think this one ends up being childish and unique enough that its various reference aren't in the way of an actual proper movie.
- 1:30 -- This is a rip off of Rampage
- 2:00 -- Wow, is that blood?
- Asteroids (video game)
- Turbotime appears to be fictional.
- Space Invaders
- Centipede (video game)
- Street Fighter
- Food Fight (video game)
- Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
- Battlezone (1980 video game)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade game)
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Agent X seems to be fictional. Agent X (1986 video game) is a home game.
- Star Wars (1983 video game)
- I believe there is a game to the far right called Final Assault, but that appears to be fictional. There is War: Final Assault but it has a different image.
- There's a game to the right of Street Fighter II which I couldn't make out.
- Sugar Rush is fictional.
- I don't kn
- The final zoom out has games in the distance which I can't make out.
- 2:30 -- Dance Dance Revolution
- 2:45 -- Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
- 3:15 -- Oh, that's not blood.
- 4:30 -- Wow, I recognize a lot of those bad guys.
- 4:30 -- The ghost is from Pac-Man
- 4:30 -- Zangief, of Street Fighter II
- 5:30 -- The guy who says "inside here" might be a reference to a guy in Mortal Kombat.
- 6:00 -- I don't know what game Satan (Satine) is from.
- 7:00 -- The game board from Pac-Man.
- 7:30 -- Pac-Manorail is a reference to a Monorail.
- 8:00 -- Surge protector
- 8:15 -- Lara Croft, probably a reference to the original Tomb Raider (1996 video game)
If you leave your game, stay safe, stay alert. Whatever you do, don't die, because if you die outside your video game you don't regenerate ever. Game over."
-- public service announcement from Sonic the Hedgehog of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- 8:45 -- Those are characters from Q*bert
- 9:15 -- Celebration (1980 song), by Kool & the Gang
- 13:00 -- Fireworks, Anniversary, Cake
- Mario, of the Mario (franchise)
- 14:00 -- Medal
- The bartender is from Tapper.
- 15:00 -- Lost and found
15:15 -- The mushroom is from Mario (franchise)
- I don't recall what the exclamation point is from.
15:30 -- Though they say the soldier is from "Hero's Call", that game is fictional.
- It's probably an homage to StarCraft, a PC game.
- 16:15 -- The wall has line art of all kinds of characters.
17:45 -- Eight fucking quarters?!
- Wow, I know that guy's voice. He acted at least in one scene in.. a tv show whose name I cannot recall. Perhaps Babylon 5 (1994-1998) though that feels wrong.
- 19:00 -- That play style is likened to other "on rails" shooters.
- 21:00 -- What's that? Girls liking girly games? Free will is patriarchy!
- 24:45 -- "Flattery don't charge these batteries, civillian, ..."
- 25:15 -- The field of eggs is an homage firstly to Alien (1979) but this was also seen in other movies.
- 26:30 -- The face hugger is definitely from Alien. See Alien (creature in Alien franchise).
28:00 -- "Sugar Rush" is a fictional game.
- 28:45 -- The stones on the ooze is an homage to Labyrinth - (1986 movie)
- 31:15 -- The dude seems to have a forced version of a weak Canadian east-coast accent.
- 32:15 -- Or they could seal the place off should they fail.
33:30 -- I don't see any transvestites! Oh, maybe that's one at the front-right in brown.
- What, no men? Don't be silly, men are bad.
- What, a game made for a particular gender? That's sexist.. well only sexist for boy's games.
- 34:00 -- Throwing candy out is a reference to Ancient Rome's practice of throwing bread to audiences at gladiatorial events.
35:15 -- Nope, "Snowanna Rainbeau" is a female. Well maybe she secretly identifies as gender mayonnaise.
- King Candy
- Taffyta Muttonfudge
- Crumbelina Di Caramello
- Gloyd Orangboar
- Adorabeezle Winterpop
- Citrusella Flugpucker
- Torvald Batterbutter
- Nougestia Brumblestain
- Sticky Wipplesnit
- Minty Zaki
- Snowanna Rainbeau
- Rancis Fluggerbutter
- Jubelina Bing-Bing
- Swizzle Malarkey
Vanellope Van Schweetz
- Oh, maybe there are males. Well I guess those are all females that identify as males, or some shit.
- 36:45 -- Police brutality
- 37:30 -- The song is an homage to Wizard of Oz (1925 film), or is it Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ? That would make more sense.
- 38:15 -- Pink, Salmon (color).. and no, it's pink.
- 38:45 -- A reference to Children of the Corn (1977-03 short story), by Stephen King
- 39:15 -- Halitosis
- 39:30 -- Dungeon
40:00 -- "Devil Dog" is a product from Drake's Cakes
- And I just realised the two police officers are doughnuts, a reference to police offers snacking at coffee shops.
- 40:15 -- The straw-breathing thing is used all over the place, but the sound is from Star Wars (film) - Death Vader.
- 42:30 -- Cavities = Dental caries
- Jawbreaker = Gobstopper was mentioned somewhere or other.
- 43:00 -- Duty = Feces
- 45:00 -- She had a pistol before, but now it's a rifle.
- 45:45 -- RoadBlasters
- 46:30 -- Mange, Cautionary tale. A reference to the stupider dogs that chase their own tail.
- This scene is brought to you by..
- 47:15 -- Vine, Laughter, Taffy (candy)
- 48:00 -- Yes, the maiden in distress trope. What every woman wants. Every Real woman. Just like every actual man wants to be a hero.
- 49:30 -- I don't know what the "comfort zone" comment is a reference to.
- 49:30 -- Minigame
- 52:30 -- Glaze (cooking technique), and "glazed me" is a reference to "grazed me", which means to be shot (usually by a gun) with a near-miss.
- 53:00 -- Diet Cola is a soft drink without sugar.
- 53:00 -- Lollipops
55:00 -- Mentos
- 55:30 -- Homelessness
- 57:00 -- The one that doesn't do anything is for the clutch.
- 57:15 -- The song is a bad remake of another, whose name I don't recall off the top of my head and don't want to look up.
- 59:45 -- The Konami Code. See cheating in video games
- 1:00:00 -- Jumbotron
- 1:02:30 -- Stage fright
- 1:03:30 -- The "guy with glasses" thing I believe is a reference to Who Framed Roger Rabbit.. but it's predictable to me.
- There's probably a good term for "making the tough decision" etc.. in philosophy probably. I didn't look for it.
- 1:07:00 -- Molasses
- 1:09:00 -- The hero's sacrifice.
- 1:17:15 -- Gumball machines
- 1:17:30 -- This seems to have gone Mario Kart.
- 1:22:00 -- Wouldn't the eating of what's-his-name turn the thingama-jig into a super-racer or something?
- 1:23:45 -- Since when could that hoverboard fly like that? And where is her ship? I guess she left it.. somewhere.. but I didn't notice.
- 1:24:00 -- Oh, there he is.
- 1:24:45 -- Now her rifle is a pistol again..
- 1:26:15 -- .. except her race kart was busted earlier.
- 1:28:30 -- Wait, is that actuallya transvestite on the right?
- 1:29:45 -- Constitutional democracy = Liberal democracy, but she's appointed herself dictator perpetuo.
- 1:30:15 -- Or you could bring all your people here, in a game with some actual staying power.
- 1:31:15 -- Bad-anon is a reference to Alcoholics Anonymous, a religious conversion method that takes advantage of the vulnerable.
- 1:31:45 -- Retrogaming
1:33:00 -- In the real world, that's single man is a paedophile and therefore all men are bad.