Move over Sonic the Hedgehog, because another video game mascot is looking to dominate movie theaters later this year. The Super Mario Bros. Movie is set to come out in April, and we have a colorful new poster that gives us a look at all the characters in the Mushroom Kingdom.
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The countdown is officially on. #SuperMarioMovie pic.twitter.com/OWHWL7CL2j
— The Super Mario Bros. Movie (@supermariomovie) February 3, 2023
This movie just continues to amaze when it comes to visuals alone. Not only do all the colors in the movie really pop, but they’ve also managed to capture the original design of the characters in the game while updating their look for modern animated films.
Even the characterization for everyone is fun. Jack Black’s Bowser looks pretty damn menacing, and they’ve made Princess Peach an actual leader of her people. I also kind of love how Chris Pratt’s Mario came out. He doesn’t have the cartoon voice, but it does sound like they gave him that Italian-American accent; Luigi is also pretty loveable as Mario’s cowardly brother.
With Super Mario having endured all these years with the games, I’m excited to see Illumination try to bring this story to life on the big screen. I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of those Minion movies, but based on what we’ve seen in the trailers, The Super Mario Bros. Movie could be a step up when it comes to video game adaptations.
A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess.
The Super Mario Bros Movie comes to cinemas on April 7.