Game On: The Super Mario Bros’ Movie Leveled Up and Set Box Office Records

      Released April 5th, The Super Mario Bros movie is the first full-length feature film from the Mario franchise since the live-action Mario movie in 1993. Because of the franchise’s history, this is the perfect family movie that people of all ages can watch and enjoy. The characters’ details are so precise that the film makes subtle references to games like Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. 35, Super Mario Galaxy, Luigi’s Mansion, and Wrecking Crew ’98. 

      It was an interesting choice by the creators to make Mario and Luigi from Brooklyn, New York, and have to meet all the other game characters like Peach, Bowser, Toad, and Donkey Kong along the way. Mario and Luigi’s storyline with their family is relatable, and it’s such a fun journey to watch them prove themselves. Peach’s role in the movie was surprising but not disappointing. Peach, the main protagonist and the main fighter over Mario is unlike any other Mario game as Mario usually saves Peach, who is typically helpless. All the Toads and Toadettes were adorable, making Toad Town my favorite location in the movie. 

      Jack Black voicing Bowser, is by far the best casting as he brings Bowser’s character to life and gives him a humorous side that the games don’t usually show. My hatred for Chris Pratt was forgiven by how entertaining and heroic Mario is throughout the movie. I recommend watching the film with your friends or your family. 

      The Super Mario Bros movie has made $353.3 million in North America and $339.8 million overseas, totaling $693.1 million. The movie has passed Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and is the top earning movie of the year. The Mario movie is also now the highest earning movie that is an adaptation of a videogame, passing Warcraft which made $439.4 million and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu which made $449.8 million. The movie has been rated 7/10 on IMDb, 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 4.7/5 on Google, which can be rated by anyone.