The Super Mario film must help break the curse of video game films, and according to initial reactions, it seems to have succeeded.
The most famous plumber in video games (and perhaps in the world) who has invaded pop culture with lots of gadgets, including the candies you find on Amazon, therefore seems to arrive at the cinema with potential success.
The final trailer had already left us with a positive impression on the film, which was preceded by other trailers that always confirmed the impression.
If nothing else, at least for now, the Super Mario movie has helped to revive the sales of video games of the saga, with Super Mario Odyssey returning to the top 10 after many years.
There are only a few days left for the film to arrive in our own cinemas and, in the meantime, the impressions from the previews seem really positive.
As VGC reports, in fact, those who were able to attend the preview of the Super Mario movie came out with very good opinions.
The premiere of the film took place in Los Angeles and some of those present shared their opinions on social media.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie was awesome. Teared up from hype more than once. The music is the star of the show. Nintendo fans are gonna be obsessed. I’m not sure ANY movie in history has ever had THIS MANY easter eggs. AND GOOD ONES! pic.twitter.com/CxvDvPzTnQ
—Tim Gettys (@TimGettys) April 2, 2023
Tim Gettys from Kinda Funny said:
“The Super Mario Bros movie was fantastic. Overwhelmed by the hype more than once. Music is the protagonist of the show. Nintendo fans will be obsessed. I’m not sure any movie in history has ever had that many easter eggs. And the good ones!»
Many other content creators and critics have joined in this general celebratory vein. And not only that, because director Deondre Aviles even defined the film as “perfect”, adding: «I haven’t felt this way about an animated film since the 2014 Lego Movie.»
Obviously not everyone agreed to celebrate the Super Mario movie with enthusiasm, as is normal and right. Germain Lussier, entertainment journalist at Gizmodo, said:
“I really wanted to like it, but I didn’t. A few solid scenes capture the spirit of the game, but for the most part it’s an overly silly, sparse storyline full of bad jokes and worse song choices. It’s great to see, but I was more bored and annoyed than amused.”
We just have to wait for the release at the cinema, set for April 5th in our area. And who knows what will be in the mysterious post-credits scene, which according to some reveals the future of the franchise in the cinema.
A future in which someone hopes that Bowsette will also exist but, obviously, it is highly unlikely. This didn’t stop the actors from imagining a fantasy casting.