super mario bros movie

First Impressions Of The Super Mario Bros. Movie Have Arrived And They’re Pretty Positive

Not mushroom for improvement?

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has had its big premiere in the US, meaning early impressions from those lucky enough to attend have started flooding on social media, and the verdict so far is incredibly positive.

While in-depth reviews aren’t coming until later in the week (we’ll have our own for you right here when the review embargo lifts), social media reactions paint a picture of a love letter to the entire history of Mario video games stacked with gags and references and great performances from the cast (Jack Black’s Bowser seems to be a favourite).

You can take a look at some of the Twitter reactions (both positive and negative) to the movie below:


The premiere of The Super Mario Bros. Movie was recently brought forward very slightly (after having suffered delays) to a date of April 5th, and you can pre-book your tickets at most Aussie cinemas now. The marketing for the movie has already been massive, with LUSH crossovers, Uniqlo t-shirt lines and whole murals at local shopping centres.

RELATED:  The Nintendo Switch eShop's Black Friday Sale Has Added Even More Banger Digital Deals

As previously announced, the film is being produced in collaboration between Shigeru Miyamoto/Nintendo and Chris Meledandri/Illumination and will feature a star-studded cast including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key and Charles Martinet. Take a look at the most recent (and final) trailer below:

For the first time, the iconic global entertainment brands Illumination and Nintendo join forces to create The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a new, big-screen adventure starring one of pop culture’s most prominent plumbers of the past four decades. Based on the world of Nintendo’s Mario games, the film invites audiences into a vibrant, thrilling new universe unlike any created before in an action-packed, exuberant cinematic comedy event.