Recently, Nintendo released the first trailer of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and it has taken the internet by storm. Millions of people are discussing it and sharing their thoughts on social media, and it’s not hard to see why.

Back in September 2021, Nintendo announced that an animated Super Mario Bros. movie was in the works, and in that announcement, they showed the cast. Chris Pratt as Mario, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamek, and many more celebrities were brought to voice these famous characters.

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This announcement exploded on the internet. Everywhere, you would see people discussing it and making memes, creating an immense amount of hype. Everyone wanted to see Chris Pratt as Mario and were excited to see if it would be good or not.

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Finally, after a year of waiting, we got the movie’s first preview. It was broadcasted live worldwide on October 6, 2022, to an audience of over 600,000 people.

After viewing the preview, I must say it doesn’t look bad. Many people, including me, thought the movie would be a generic Illumination cash grab. However, it seems a lot more promising than that. It’s clear that everyone involved is putting as much effort as possible into this project, and I am genuinely excited to see it.

The trailer shows a promising performance from Jack Black as Bowser, and Chris Pratt as Mario isn’t as bad as everyone expected. Pratt’s performance as Mario is still hilarious, though.

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The trailer is extremely promising, and I am looking forward to watching it when it releases on April 7, 2023. It’s cut out to be one of the few good video game movies, along with the Sonic the Hedgehog adaptation. If you are a fan of animated movies, make sure to keep this one on your radar.

Logan Gorospe is a sophomore member of The Quill.