We’re less than a month away from not having one, but two Super Mario Bros. movies in existence. The movie Super Mario Bros. opening on April 5 and comes not only from the creator of the game Shigeru Miyamoto, but also from the minds behind Minions. Its latest trailer is here, and it’s wild.
The folks who made this one are why – despite the eclectic and controversial voice cast, which includes Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach and Charlie Day as Luigi – we’re cautiously optimistic that the film will bring us back to that joy of sitting in front of our Nintendos, smashing blocks and stomping on Goombas. Here is the new trailer for the film which, even more than the lastjust go full throttle.
In addition to Pratt, Taylor-Joy and Day, the film features Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. It was written by Matthew Fogel and directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.
So what do we think? Will this movie be as fun and memorable as the video games? Does it seem to you that it may contain too much? THE Smash Bros.. And Mario Kart things are so widespread? Will there actually be enough story or character to sustain a full movie, or will it be all sizzle and no steak? At least we know the sizzle – the look of the film and its attention to detail when it comes to gaming – is absolutely there. Every square inch of the Mushroom Kingdom feels like it was made with incredible care and love for the game’s iconic characters and the franchise. Let’s just hope that carries over to the script as well.
The movie Super Mario Bros. opens April 5.
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