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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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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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Sometimes All You Need On a Tuesday is a Mario/Taken Parody

Fortunately for us all, WTFLOL was kind enough to provide. This sort of thing is the bread and butter of the Internet, and it’s pretty well made and funny. I’m fairly certain all references in this trailer are old enough to attend middle school now, but it’s still some quality Internetting. Kudos!

And thank you to Henchgirl Alyssa for finding and sharing this gem.

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Internet Like This Makes Me Giddy!

Behold the glory of the Avengers/Nintendo mash-up!

That Hulk reveal? Totally worth it! James Farr and company make these parodies all the time, and they’re all glorious. The animation is slick, the video game references are off the chain; this is just a great way to start a Monday!

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