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:
Wahoo! #TheSuperMarioBrosMovie is the ultimate love letter to every era of Mario. Loved the humor & especially Jack Black’s Bowser. I felt the same way watching the movie as I do playing the games. It’s just joyful. Also, stay for the credits! pic.twitter.com/ZcKn17E3PO
The Super Mario Bros. Movie was awesome. Teared up from hype more than once. The music is the star of the show. Nintendo fans are gonna be obsessed. I'm not sure ANY movie in history has ever had THIS MANY easter eggs. AND GOOD ONES! pic.twitter.com/CxvDvPzTnQ
(Also I don’t need to say this but just because it’s pertinent…I’ve played and loved basically every single Super Mario game, owned every Nintendo system, never bought a Sega out of loyalty and used to have a Zelda room in my house. So, yeah, huge Nintendo hater.)
#SuperMarioBrosMovie REVIEW: HILARIOUS & MAGICAL DELIGHT. A charming adventure with the Nintendo plumbing duo, full of FUN cameos that’ll drain your warp pipes. This isn’t just another video game movie, it’s one of the BEST family films ever! A fitting end setting up what’s next pic.twitter.com/X8hRkznjqj
I’ve seen #SuperMarioBrosMovie three times now and I can say it is exactly what you’d expect in the best way possible. So much fan service/Easter eggs and was made with every audience imaginable that has ever loved Mario thoughtfully considered pic.twitter.com/d23PPnxxQm
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.