Adam Sandler is amazing. Just when you think he can’t get any more moronic, he summons the energy to appall you anew. Aliens attack Earth with giant, weaponized recreations of early ’80s arcade games like “Pac-Man” and “Donkey Kong”, and it’s up to a former child Atari ace (Sandler) to save the day.
I know—“just entertainment.” But this isn’t even very good on its own terms. Exhaustively lazy, proudly pointless, by necessity heavy on the exposition, and endless mugging by Sandler and Mall Cop’s Kevin James (as the U.S. President!). Even an amusingly mulleted Peter Dinklage can’t save this turkey. (98 min)