‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ set to release in theaters April 7


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“Super Mario Bros.” releases in theaters April 7.

Jayden Cruz, Reporter

The “Super Mario Bros. Movie” is a film that Nintendo wanted to make because it lays out its plan to build a relationship between generations of gamers, starting with the new “Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which releases in theaters April 7.

People might think that this is the first movie that is going to be coming out to theaters, but that is not the case. Back in 1993 there was a movie that was called “Super Mario Bros.” and that was the first ever Mario movie made, but there was also more. Another film came out but this time it was a series called “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!” This came out in 1983 before the Mario film in 1993 and this was the first ever series of Mario episodes.

There are a lot of familiar faces and voices for the cast of this upcoming movie. The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.

The directors and other animators made this movie with a lot of “easter eggs.” For example, when people see the antique store, there are items from older games from like the NES and the Nintendo 64. Fans are already picking up “easter eggs” in the trailer and in the little sneak peek of the movie.

Viewers can see just how far animation has excelled because the textures and appearance of the characters look so life-like versus the animation from 2010, which was pretty basic and more pixelated.

Nintendo and Illumination partnering to make this movie allowed them to make this animation look so life-like and feel more real to the viewer while making old gamers, who played the very first Mario game, still have a connection to it, as well.