Mark my words: the best video game movie is going to be one that comes from a retro property. Trying to make movies out of games that are trying to be movies will most likely never work because all you’re doing is taking the interactivity out of a video game. But because 8-bit video games are silly and didn’t really try to tell a story, there’s so much room for imagination.
You can see that imagination on display with a short film by Patrick Jean called Pixels. In the film, 8-bit favorites Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and others decide to destroy New York City by turning everything they touch into 3D pixels. When I saw the Space Invaders, I couldn’t help but think of the Futurama episode where Fry wonders what the world would be like if life were more like a video game.
Hit the jump to check out two versions of the films. One has music and the other doesn’t. I like the one without music because you can hear the great sound effects and with music the flick come off like an advertisement. [via Edgar Wright]