Pixels

Pixels (2015)

8 mistakes

Factual error: The main character from the video game "Paperboy" is among the alien invaders in the final battle; since that game was first released in 1984, he shouldn't be there, because the probe the aliens received featuring video game footage was launched into space in 1982.

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Factual error: When the younger Brenner and Cooper are at the arcade, one of the games shown being played is Q*bert. Q*bert wasn't first released in the US until October 1982 and at the end of the scene, Cooper shows Brenner a paper for an upcoming arcade game championships dated July 26th 1982.

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Revealing mistake: When Brenner and Cooper are at a bar, they are watching a news report of Cooper at a school reading to a group of children. There are a couple of times in the report that show a shot of the children, but whenever the shot is on Cooper, there are no cameras in sight that would be used to film the shots of the children, revealing that the shots of Cooper and the shots of the children were filmed separately.

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Factual error: The character of Max Headroom was introduced in 1984, and would not have been on a probe from 1982.

Brian Katcher

Audio problem: When Ludlow is singing, he is using a microphone and attempts to do "The Worm." When he moves the microphone away from his face, his singing does not quiet at all.

Factual error: The movie includes aliens that move and function like pieces from Tetris. The government sent the probe in 1982, but Tetris came out on June 6, 1984, two years later.

Other mistake: There is no way for Eddie to enter cheat codes, and no way for his real-life vehicle to teleport or to go faster than it already could.

Continuity mistake: When Van Patten is talking to Admiral Porter about the light cannons not being tested, she's holding her clipboard up. When he turns and walks away, her clipboard is now down by her side.

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