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‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer Transports Mario Back To Mushroom Kingdom

The announcement that Chris Pratt will be playing Mario was one of the best news in the history of video games. Now to top it all off, the videogame giant Nintendo has finally released the first trailer for the upcoming Mario movie today at 4:05 PM ET and it is winning hearts.

One fan said- “Oh, this doesn’t look so bad,” I thought when the trailer first began. The ice world looks pretty enough, the penguins are finally getting their revenge after I threw them off a cliff too many times in Mario 64, and Jack Black playing the same role as ever is fitting for Bowser. I enjoyed his “dracarys!” moment.

The Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer Breakdown

The trailer marks Mario’s arrival into the beautiful, and eye-catching Mushroom Kingdom, mimicking the “isekai” style of Japanese science fiction literature, in which a visitor from another land mysteriously respawns on a new planet seeking adventures.

The video concludes with his brother Luigi, portrayed by Charlie Day, being pursued by the ghastly Dry Bones, a reference to the character’s leading role in the animated horror miniseries Luigi’s Mansion.

The Super Mario Bros Movie Packs a Heavy Ensemble 

In addition to Guardian of the Galaxy alum, the voice cast includes the likes of Charlie Day (Luigi), Jack Black (Bowser), Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach), Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong), Keegan-Michael Key (Toad), Kevin Michael Richardson (Kamek), Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong), and Sebastian Maniscalco (Spike). Since the movie’s revelation, Pratt’s involvement has been met with skepticism, with some audiences worried that he may exaggerate his Italian accent for the role.

Regardless of the criticism, Illumination’s President backed Pratt’s casting during the summer, and Pratt himself clarified that he is just lending his voice for the part and not appearing in any live-action scenes. Some eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Chris Pratt will be voicing both Garfield and Mario in an upcoming animated film, given that Pratt was previously hired as Garfield last year.

Nintendo Also Released a Poster Last Week

The first movie poster was released this week, and it showed Toad introducing Mario to his home planet, much to the dismay of all the other toads who appeared truly surprised by Mario’s visit. This has led many viewers to speculate as to the film’s time period.

Today’s trailer release answered that query by detailing Mario’s arrival in the Mushroom Kingdom. The teaser also featured Bowser’s boiling rage as he struggles with a squadron of cute penguins. The preview was brief, but the animation was breathtaking. After the trailer’s reveal, Jack Black stepped up to talk about his part while wearing flamboyant clothing.

This week, Nintendo formally announced that it has rebranded the company Dynamo Pictures which it had just acquired as Nintendo Pictures. Nintendo has admittedly taken a hands-off approach to past cinematic adaptations of its copyrighted material. The teaser for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” may be the first time Nintendo has had complete creative control over a film adaptation of one of their video games.

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