30 years ago, Disney's Hollywood Pictures released a widescreen adaptation of the popular Nintendo game Super Mario Bros. takes the story's meager content and turns it into a weird, outrageous urban fantasy that bears little resemblance to the source material. This was unusual at a time when movies based on novels, comics and TV series usually only featured the parents. However, people hate it . Critics found the commercial recording odd and disjointed, and fans of the game took note. However, as the movie adaptation became more true to its plot and static icons, the big twist of '93 Mario Bros. and wham. It was reviewed by Millennium Film Critics . Directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Zankel bring a lot of studio creative eccentricity to an Italian plumber's mushroom kingdom adventure that's not usually allowed anymore, especially in an established setting. property
SUPER MARIO BROS. Movie ★★ (2/4 stars )
SUPER MARIO BROS. The movie is a new animated movie by Nintendo and Illumination, a spin-off of 1993's Super Mario Bros. It's a fairly straightforward translation of the video game series, incorporating as many familiar visuals as possible and adding almost nothing to it. For the Mario fans in your home, young and old, this is probably what they want However, if you can somehow live without any attachment to the character, it's not worth watching at all.
Mario (voiced but not by Chris Pratt ) is a kind-hearted but bumbling plumber from Brooklyn who has recently opened his own business for his treacherous brother Luigi (Charlie Day) . In an effort to prove its worth and expand its business, Mario Bros. Explore the sewers of New York and find a hidden portal to a colorful world inhabited by the beautiful Mushroom and Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy). , whose super eligible hero secured their daughter's spot. She is kidnapped by Luigi Bowser (Jack Black), a giant turtle who wants to rule the world, but not to marry Peach. Mario and Peach team up to defeat Bowser and save his brother and his kingdom by completing missions, each representing a different Mario game and stage. There is a rivalry between Mario and the exuberant gorilla Donkey Kong (Seth Rogan), a cross between the classic Donkey Kong and Super Smash Bros. games. There's Rainbow Road Racing , which features the latest Mario Kart 8 action . There is a joke about a short Mario game called "Toad Scramble" .
If what I said doesn't make sense to you then you are not a fan of this movie. That's not to say that little kids won't have fun, even if they don't know that Peach Castle is the same in this movie as it was in Super Mario 64 . SUPER MARIO BROS. This movie is a fully functional animated children's movie. She's dumb, she's fast, she's got a million boys, and now her toys are on the shelf. I saw this movie in theaters full of kids, even kids of parents who were excited for the Thursday morning release of the new Mario movie. Everyone is having fun. Kids excitedly point to the screen and shout, "It's Luigi!" Every time Luigi appears. The adults laughed as one of Peach's royal guards said, "Your daughter is in another castle." The experience is essentially the same for both age groups. The more familiar you are with Mario, the less demo coins you collect and the higher your movie rating.
That is, unless you're like me, who hates wheelchairs. (See: My Star Trek Review: Picard , The Mandalorian , The Last of Us , etc.) Of course, I know dozens of musical motifs from the 35-year history of the Mario franchise that are scattered throughout the movies, and of course, I love the songs and of course I wrote everything in my notebook. I appreciate the ubiquitous classics like Parakupas and The Shy Boys as well as the emergence of new characters like Mayor Paulina and Lumas. But that's what Super Mario Bros. does. The Greatest Part of This Movie : A huge collection of things you love, arranged in a coherent, digestible way, into a single 92-minute product. It's the lazy version of the Mario movies and will be well received by most audiences, young and old alike.
But here's the thing: it shouldn't.
Guess your enthusiasm, because as a movie critic, I have something to say about Sonic the Hedgehog , and look: it's a movie. The 2020 Sonic movies and their sequels draw their own unique stories from the games, anime, or comics that make up the Sonic franchise, introducing characters, settings, settings, and ideas. It's not a complete reimagining like Super Mario Bros. Ultimate . 1993 , but they have a spark of originality. These are products that have nothing to do with the work they inspire and are meant to exist outside of the context of Sonic fandom. Collectively, they have raised more than $700 million. SUPER MARIO BROS. The movie isn't so much a movie as it is the speed of Mario's story, from Donkey Kong Arcade to the Nintendo Switch, which is a course for people who don't need it. They either felt it or drowned it. Will they enjoy this experience? Of course. I'm having fun while I'm busy protesting. Will he win a billion dollars? Almost certainly, and you can expect to see a new movie every two or three years, a Legend of Zelda movie , a Metroid movie , a Kirby movie , until the bubble bursts in 2038 and we start getting movies. Based on a TikTok meme.
My point is that we can and should expect more from movies than reading what we already like. I don't want human children . I know I just bought a ticket for a cartoon about plumbers. I am asking to add something to the inherited recipe. It could be. See Spider-Verse . Watch that damn LEGO movie . Hollywood gave you a blank check. You don't need to write "cash".
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