The Pac-Man Movie is a 2015 film based on the game of the same name. The film was produced by Bandai Namco and released by Universal Pictures on January 21, 2015.
The film was released in honor of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary.
The film opens up on the Nakamura Island, and then zooms into a Pac-Burger restaraunt, where Pac-Man works. Pac-Man, serving up Pac-Fries to the next customer, sneaks a Pac-Fry and eats it. Later, the customer complains about how his "box of 33 fries" only contained 32. Pac-Man then lies to the customer, saying that it "was just an accident"
The next day, Pac-Man wakes up for his cherry breakfast, and then goes out to get the newspaper. Shortly after he finishes reading the funny pages, he finds a news story about a mysterious ship coming towards the island.
Pac-Man hears the buzz about the ship, and once it gets there, people get extremely excited. The door on the ship opens, and out walks Clyde, the orange ghost. He then tells them that they want to "bring them peace" Pac-Man then proceeds to befriend the ghosts. Two nights later, Pac hears noises outside, and looks out the window. He sees the ghost came here to steal all of the fruit. He tries to warn the other Pac-People, but they don't listen.
The next day, the Pac-People realize Pac-Man was right all along. They go to Professor Pac-Man's laboratory, and find out that the only way to stop the ghosts is to eat them. All the Pac-People go out to find the ghost's lair, and they find out the only way to get in there is to solve a maze of dots. They eventually solve the maze and get to the lair.
They haul all of Professor Pac-Man's power pellets and get ready for their "little snack" After they finish eating the 4 ghosts, they find out that there are much more of them. The ghosts eventually try to eat them, with some of them getting bitten. Pac-Man finishes off the last ghost, and lets out a huge burp. With all the fruit saved, peace is restored to the island. Shortly after, the credits roll.
Critical response Edit
Shortly after it's release, it received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes said that 40% of people gave it a positive rating. They stated that "The film takes a early 80's classic.... and makes it boring."
IGN ranked the film as #30 on their "Top 100 Abysmal Video Game Movies". They also gave it a 2.1/10, saying "'Game on'? Nope."
Metacritic gave it a 5/10 saying that "It's a nice idea, a great kids movie, but the story is bland."
IMDb gave it a 3.2/10.
Box office Edit
The film was a box office bomb, only grossing $2,000,000 out of a possible $10,000,000.
The film's music was composed by John Debney.
- All characters are in the style of Pac-Man World.
- Nakamura Island is a reference to Namco, short for Nakamura Manufacturing.