Title - 'Pixels - The Movie' (OST)
Artist - Henry Jackman
I have to say, from the off, that I really enjoyed 'Pixels - The Movie' and can fully declare that the soundtrack score from Henry Jackman ('Kingsman: The Secret Service,'X-Men: First Class,' 'Turbo') is a delightful fun romp of a gem.
Henry Jackman, who himself has a steady collaboration body of work with fellow composer Matthew Margeson (on four other films), goes solo here, and what he brings forth are 21 retro-blasted journeys into sound bites that thrill and compel at the very same time.
The fact that his scores have always reflected a true pleasure in their work, an essence that no matter how challenging the subject matter, the story always has to be told, is high testament to Jackman's work ethic.
'Pixels - The Movie' is a science fiction / action / comedy film and features computer animated video game characters and special effects. The film's plot has extraterrestrials misinterpreting video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, and invading Earth using technology inspired by games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. To counter the alien assault, the United States hire former arcade champions to lead the planet's defense.
Here on 'Pixels - The Movie,' Jackman's creative juices flow better than ever. The score is big, almost epic at times! The choral voices add an extra magical effect to some of the pieces and you can tell that this music is perfect for reflecting the action, comedy, and zaniness of this story's premise.
Indeed, 'Pixels - The Movie' was what they call a "tent pole summer blockbuster" from Sony Pictures. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Peter Dinklage it actually played on over 3500 screens nationwide that opening weekend! It did massively well and that, in major part, is totally down to the orchestrated musical backdrop from Henry Jackman, trust me.