Ride Shiny and Bonkers on the Rainbow Road!
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is on its way and they’ve treated us to one last trail ahead of the big premiere. This one is really bonkers, throwing all sorts of Mario stuff at the screen, from power-ups to the glory of Mario Kart. Clearly the filmmakers just wanted to pack as much Mario as possible into their Mario movie. Sounds fun to me!
Short, sweet, and still full of bad voice acting. This is the first time we’re hearing Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong and…it’s just Seth Rogen. And Chris Pratt’s Mario remains terrible. Alas. But I’m hopefully going to be able to put that aside to just enjoy a wild and crazy Super Mario Bros. Movie. Bring it all on!
The Super Mario Bros. Movie comes to theaters on April 5.
Here’s that Sweet Mario Kart Parody Trailer from SNL
I don’t have much to share this Monday, with no new movie trailers or anything of that nature to talk about. So how about we just watch that sweet, gritty Mario Kart parody trailer from Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Does anybody still watch that show live on Saturday nights?
This is fun stuff. Great work by the graphics department at SNL, for sure. And Pedro Pascal kills it as gritty Mario. I’m loving The Last of Us on HBO, like everybody else. And this was a great parody for pull off for Pascal’s guest appearance on SNL. Obviously, this isn’t the first gritty, post-apocalyptic Mario re-imagining on the internet, but it’s fun when some actual work goes into it from a major media outlet.
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.
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!
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?