Best Stuff Day 13: Pixels

It looks like this week is shaping up to be “things that were popular a few months ago on the internet” week in the Best Stuff round-up. That might not be an entirely bad thing. As much as the internet preserves even our most awkward moments forever, for all the world to see, it also has an absurdly short attention span. Anything that’s more than a week or so old earns eye-rolls and grandpa voices from the teeming masses.

Pixels is worth preserving, though. Like Mario Crossover yesterday, it’s basically a tribute to 8-bit nostalgia, although this time on a much more impressive scale, and with a bit of disaster movie mashed in for good measure. Granted, it exhausts its concept in about two-and-a-half minutes, but it has the decency not to try to linger any longer than it needs to. It’s a pretty winning formula: Take a great concept, execute it flawlessly, and get out.

Of course, in looking this clip up again, I found out that it’s (naturally) being made into a full-length movie. Produced by Adam Sandler. Who wants to make it a Ghostbusters-style comedy. Of course.

Previous best stuff:
Dominion
The Anthology Project
El Guincho’s “Bombay” (NSFW)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Eye Spy zine
Julia Tiller, illustrator
Hip: The History
Soundway compilations
No Exit
Comedy Death Ray
Metropolis + the Alloy Orchestra
Archer

Mario Crossover

It looks like this week is shaping up to be “things that were popular a few months ago” week in the Best Stuff round-up.It looks like this week is shaping up to be “things that were popular a few months ago” week in the Best Stuff round-up.
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