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92 min.
Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Pierre Leduc
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
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3.1% (1:32)
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  1. KuroSawWhat's avatar


    Fun, amusing, and forgettable. With its mix of legendary characters, brilliant marketing, and totally safe/bland storyline, I won't be surprised when Super Mario Bros. cracks a billion at the box office. However, I can't say that I will be a repeat viewer.

    Beyond the in-jokes and name recognition, there is very little happening in this film. I kept waiting to have some kind of emotional investment or for the story to rise past name drops and visual references, but that never happened.

    Mario and company are here, you'll recognize things from the games, and there are some cute musical motifs paying tribute to the source material. It's fun, lightly amusing, and the kids will love it. But this is, ultimately, a 90-minute toy commercial--which still can't compete with the greatest toy commercial of them all: Crossfire!
    1 year 3 months ago
  2. baraka92's avatar


    Frustratingly average. Beneath the colors and charm of the source, there’s the usual middle of the road, lazy, marketing minded Illumination.

    I think it’s a lot to ask from the creators of Minions but their blueprint should’ve been Buster Keaton and other silent comedians. Imagine a grunting DK; better uses of music (because when I think of Super Mario, I certainly, do not think of the Beastie Boys and a-ha); and exploiting the 2D perspective instead of being an afterthought that’s used for about 15 seconds. There’s enough potential for a great sequel but, again, this is Illumination.


    It’s been almost a decade since The Lego Movie showed the world that this type of film can be more than just a cash grab; and Paddington raised the bar for family films. Audiences deserve better and critics are not wrong for wanting that.
    1 year 3 months ago
  3. JG94's avatar


    surprisingly average, not bad, not great, just okay. the visuals are gorgeous, and the movie sure delivers in nostalgia and references, to mario kart and past editions of the mario saga of videogames. But the story lacks any creative plot.

    It's not a bad execution of an almost always repeated plot, it just that the plot doesn't come with any emotional baggage. The evil guy just tell you once his motives, he gives the audience some depth in what is gonna happen if he doesn't get what he wants, but he never - ever explain his rationale to his rivals in-world. His hate of mario is just a non-sequitur, and he lacks any backstory.

    Yeah, it's a children movie and not every children movie has to be UP! to be great, but this hasn't any emotional baggage involved, even if it has some funny moments. 6/10
    1 year 2 months ago
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