A time capsule shot into space back in 1982 is received as a declaration of war by aliens, who respond with multiple waves of 1980s video games-made-real, which only lifetime-loser video game nerds can face.
Uh. From the ground up, this movie cannot work. It's a kids movie which relies upon the nostalgia only a handful of middle-aged men might have but hopefully won't.
See also The Wizard - (1989 movie). No.. actually don't.
Oh fuck, I started watching this before realising it was a Adam Sandler film. Sigh, well I guess I'd better finish it.
I can't comprehend why this would be set in 1982. Was this movie supposed to connect with 40-somethings? If so, then why would it feature a bunch of kids as leads? This movie's foundation doesn't make any business sense at all.
Oh.. after a bit of watching I figured it out. It's supposed to be some sort of nostalgia hipster thing that histers-out all the old hipsters yet is somehow future-hipsterish for children.. or something.
For some reason, this features a whole lot of really ancient video games.
I wonder how many post-1982 games were featured in this movie.