Review: ‘Super Mario Bros’

A review on the new movie “Super Mario Bros”


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by Mateo Hays, Reporter

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is the newest film released by Illumination studios. The movie was released on April 5, 2023 and made Illumination more than $700 million dollars so far. This is the second time that the Mario movie has been attempted to be brought from the game to the screen since the live adaption in 1993.

Throughout the movie you are following the journey of Mario and Peach fighting against Bowers from taking over the kingdom. The movie felt very fast paced and would’ve been more enjoyable if it were stretched out over a longer period of time. The movie overall was very enjoyable and somewhat nostalgic as it included many references and easter eggs to the old games, such as power ups used by the characters in the games like the fire flower, and the tanooki leaf, there were also iconic catchphrases and characters that were scattered throughout the film. 

The movie also added some new aspects to the characters that weren’t really in the games before. In the games you play as Mario who is on a quest to save a damsel in distress known as Princess Peach. In the movie the Princess is leading a plan to attack Bowser head on and helps prepare and train Mario for the adventure ahead.

The movie was very colorful and looked really well as far as animation and modeling goes. Illumination Studios did a great job with this movie, when it comes to the story, the characters voice actors chosen and all the little details that they decided to put into the film. Chris Pratt did an amazing job when it came to adding emotion to the voice of Mario. Overall my viewing experience was very pleasant and I would recommend seeing this in theaters while it’s still on the big screen.