The Super Mario Bros. Movie: Directed by Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Pierre Leduc, Fabien Polack. With Kevin Michael Richardson, Jack Black, Khary Payton, Chris Pratt. The story of The Super Mario Bros. on their journey through the Mushroom Kingdom.
Illumination studios has weaponized nostalgia, reducing it to a most potent and deadly series of theme songs, visual cues, character revelations, and story elements. I have a few notes to complain about, primarily doing with the completely out of place dog scene in the first third of the film, but other than that the entire thing is a damn near perfect medley of 40 years of Nintendo memories. It’s a great film, has a great soundtrack, and I look forward to the 15 sequels that they’re going to be doing.
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