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6 Characters Who Need to Appear in The Super Mario Bros. Movie Post-Credits Scene

The Super Mario Bros. Movie looks pretty dang cool. Chris Pratt’s voice acting aside, the size, scope and attention to detail we’ve seen in the trailers so far is pretty amazing. From King Koopa invading the icy penguin kingdom to Mario Karts riding eternal on the Rainbow Road, I am loving the approach they’re taking to this movie. They’re keeping things cartoony, while taking the lore very seriously. As the pop culture geek that I am, I like that approach.

So how far are they willing to take it?

Actual plumbing jobs?

It can be assumed that the filmmakers are hoping for a while franchise. That’s how movies work these days. And there is 40-some years of Mario Bros. mythology to draw from. We saw Yoshis, fire flowers, Donkey Kong and Mario Kart in the trailers so far, imagine what else might be hiding in the movie. Or, better yet, imagine who they’re saving for a post-credits scene? Will the movie have a post-credits scene? Obviously I have no idea. But imagine the possibilities! Imagine who they could draw from to throw into the film. Post-credits scenes are still hugely popular, and the sky is the limit for The Super Mario Bros. Movie!

Join me after the jump for six suggestions for that crucial, post-credits, sequel-teasing cameo.

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The Super Mario Bros Movie Still Looks Good

Following the tepid release of the teaser trailer — and Chris Pratt’s disappointingly mediocre voice acting — we now have a full-sized trailer showing off a ton of the movie. And it honestly looks like a big cameo fest. You won’t believe what they manage to squeeze into this movie…or maybe you will, because we’ve all played Nintendo games for decades now.

I still think the movie, as a whole, looks great. They seem to be making a big, expansive movie that puts all the Mario video game lore into this huge, glorious context. Different worlds, including Kong Country? Neat! Yoshis moving in herds? Fascinating! Go-karts?! Why not! I really love the scope we’re getting in this movie. I hope the movie can live up to that scope.

And hopefully Chris Pratt comes through in the end.

The Super Mario Bros. movie comes out on April 7.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Looks Great, Sounds Terrible

The first teaser trailer for the big budget, animated Super Mario Bros. movie arrived on the internet yesterday and it looks phenomenal. I love almost every visual this movie has to offer. But watch out for Chris Pratt’s weird accent for Mario…

I just sounds so bad. I think I’d prefer if he was just his normal Chris Pratt voice instead of whatever weird little slight accent he’s trying to give it. So bad! Also, clearly Mario looks like Fix-It Felix, right? It’s in the eyes. Those aren’t Mario’s eyes. Those are standard animated movie eyes.

Anyway, looking past the weird Mario choices, the rest of this trailer is gorgeous. The slow, serious build-up to a truly powerful Bowser is a great choice! I love the balance between serious and some comedy. I’m so glad to see this isn’t some slapstick nonsense. It looks awesome!

It just sounds weird. But we’ll find out for sure how the voicework works when it comes to theaters next year!

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Waluigi, Unraveled

Do you henchies watch Brian David Gilbert over at Polygon? He’s a funny guy, and he’s been making some great, humorous, academic video game videos on YouTube for awhile now. This is some hilarious stuff, and I like to share hilarity when I find it!

Behold perhaps his greatest achievement: Waluigi, Unraveled!

That is sheer funny. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! And I highly recommend going through and watching all of his videos. They’re a gem on this wasteland of an internet.

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For Some Reason, This Was the Week to Pick on Super Mario Bros.

Like a phantom from our forgotten past, the Internet movie critiques have decided that this was the week to make fun of the Super Mario Bros. movie. It’s a terrible movie, but why this week? Is it because of Pixels? Maybe…

First up is the Honest Trailer.

Followed by Cinema Sins, which lasts for 20+ minutes!

There’s a lot wrong with this movie. And for anybody interested, you can also check out the Rifftrax! This is such a terrible, terrible film. I don’t know if all these clips even scratch the surface.

Also, when are they going to do Space Jam?

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