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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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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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Blue Shell Blues

Looks like at least Nintendo WiiU (Wii2?) understands the power of the wacky Internet thing. They commissioned a song from the Brett Domino Trio to commemorate the new Mario Kart.

But seeing as how I barely have a Wii at my place, I won’t be playing. Still, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a wacky Internet song. Maybe ‘Blue Shell Blues’ will become the new ‘Ironic’.

What is the Deal with Fire Flowers?

I mean, they can’t be flowers if they’re on fire right? But then they’re not on fire! And other crappy Seinfeld puns. Somebody awesome made a Seinfeld/Mario Bros. mash-up for the rest of us to enjoy!

That somebody awesome was Esquirebob Animations!

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