Review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Spoiler)

It’s me Mario! That familiar accent is back, well somewhat. The Super Mario Bros. Movie has finally arrived. Three decades after the much maligned live action film released. This time around Illumination is behind this Mario reincarnation. This modern animation at its finest.

So how is the new Mario movie? Does it live up to the hype? Is the story entertaining? Do the voice actors add or deter? Is it worth going out to see it? All those answers to those questions in the video review and you can read more for the highlights. Note: SPOILER review.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a good time. This is one of these unique films that will bring in a couple family generations out to see it. There are most definitely kids who grew up with Mario and now have kids of their own and in some cases those original Mario kids might even have grandchildren.

Mario is fun for the kids, family and the fan who grew up with the games. It’s funny and entertaining. A little dark (Mario and crew leave a blazing trail of destruction, not exactly PG stuff). There is a lot of action and things move fast.

Illumination was the right choice to helm this project. They along with Pixar are masters of today’s animation. The film looks great and has a look that mirrors the high level graphics of today’s video games. So it fits. No qualms there.

The voice acting is better than expected. Gone are the stereotypical Italian accents, in are voices of a superstar cas lead by Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jack Black. They do make note of the cliche Mario sayings, “It’s me, Mario” or the fan favorite “mamma mia”.

The film does throw everything and the kitchen sink at you. All your favorite characters from the franchise (aside from one notable) are featured. Couldn’t we save some fun for the future films? It’s nearly overwhelming how much they managed to squeeze into one film. Yes, the iconic theme music are part of the film, remastered.

Overall, The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits the mark. It’s satisfying and entertaining.

  • Acting/Voice: 7/10
  • Entertainment: 9/10
  • Story/Plot: 8/10
  • Impression: 7.5/10
  • Creativity8/10

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ SCORE: 77%

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