While the original April 2023 release for the new Mario Bros movie is still on the cards in most territories, some lucky Mario fans will be sitting down to watch the movie even sooner as certain countries will now see the movie release in March.
April 7 was the date confirmed for the United States however different regions have all been confirming their own release dates for the movie. The UK has confirmed its release for cinemas will take place on March 30 and France will be taking bookings for a March 29 opening. Belgium has one of the earliest releases on March 22, followed by March 23 for Switzerland and Austria, and Sweden on March 24. Japan has one of the latest releases which takes place on April 27.
The popular video game title coming to the big screen is something fans are excited about and also apprehensive of. Video game fans are a passionate bunch so when they hear a movie is being made of a much-loved franchise, it’s got to be just right.
Sometimes such fan involvement pays off too, just look at the Sonic Movie, our little blue hedgehog originally didn’t share a great resemblance to the one we have grown used to over the years and fans made their thoughts known. This then resulted in the team totally changing Sonic’s design for the movie, and it was the right choice. Sonic is now sprinting towards its third movie release.
Sparking some excitement for the new Mario Bros movie is the latest trailer, which unlike the previously released teaser, gives us a much better look at the world and its characters.
So, back to our plumber. When fans first heard that Actor Chris Pratt would be taking the leading role of our Italian man Mario right away there was controversy regarding his ability to portray the character.
After the latest trailer dropped fans took to social media to once again reiterate that they don’t believe Pratt to be the man for the job, however, too little too late and Pratt IS our Mario. Even though Pratt doesn’t sound particularly bad in the trailer, fans seem to want an interpretation that is more alike to that of Charles Martinett who has voiced Mario in almost every Mario game. For some though, it seems they simply just enjoy poking fun at the actor.
Despite the constant teasing of Chris Pratt, fans overall do seem to be pleasantly surprised by the latest trailer. It’s jam-packed full of little nods to the world of Mario and visually the movie is popping with colour and looks faithful to much of what we have grown accustomed to over years of video game releases.