Rating (1 out of 5)
Summary: A disappointment. On the surface, this sounds like it would be a great nostalgia movie, but the story is lackluster. We had a broad audience watching this film and let me tell you, there was a substantial lack of reactions. There just wasn’t a lot that was funny or entertaining about this movie.
Later we watched another film and lots of chuckles there. It wasn’t turkey making us sleep. It wasn’t an age-specific issue. We all wanted to like the movie. We wanted to have a new Christmas movie. This quite simply isn’t a good flick.
What makes “Home Alone” and “A Christmas Story” successful is you want the young boys to succeed. In “8-Bit”, I didn’t really care what happened. Besides not caring about the character and the story’s main arc, the little side stories were blah. Again, compared to the two classics, the side stories are what make the movie.
“8-Bit” is a waste of time, and compared to the two other movies I will review tomorrow, it offered zero laughs.
Plot: Jake (Winslow Fegley) is growing up in Chicago in the 1980s and schemes with his friends to obtain a Nintendo.