mario the movie poster (new game awards clip)

#81
Draku
(6 hours ago)Spritanium Wrote: It all looks great. The general attitude here has been really cynical and I just don't get it. Looks like a super faithful and fun adaptation with the coolest version of Toad Town I've ever seen. They even gave it some verticality; this is the first iteration of the Mushroom Kingdom where the floating obstacle courses actually seem like they belong in the same world
I like the setting work a lot and the background details and little bits of animation are great, even if the character designs aren't. Everyone on the team handling that is doing god's work trying to prop up the rest of the film. The major issue is that, as stated before, the writing and general delivery of the movie is completely obnoxious, to the point where even things that could theoretically be decent jokes come off as grating. Add in all of the low hanging fruit that people have already beaten to death long, long ago and there just isn't much there.

I'm not exactly asking for high brow writing here, I thought both Sonic movies were pretty good even with several gags that may not land for everyone. They knew how to be actual family movies that appealed to everyone sitting in the theater and were aware of the shittier ones they were making due to framing them right and contextualizing them with the correct characters. Then in the other corner, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this film even as a kid.

I do intend to watch it and give it a full fair shot despite everything since I fully acknowledge trailers and sneak peeks are not always the best indicator of an overall film, but prospects are not particularly great.

"EXCUSE ME EVERYBODY COMIN' THROUGH THIS GUY'S BROTHER IS GOING TO DIE IMMINENTLY"
"heh just trying to clear a path that's all i'm doing he's gonna be fine"

Like even this fails to land for me despite being a decent gag concept somehow. The "imminently" part is pretty funny thanks to the line delivery but it still has that same obnoxious air as so much else in the movie overall. I can't help but feel like the writer's room had them all winking at each other every 5 seconds. I'm HOPING there's some more down to Earth and genuine stuff in the script that just isn't getting shown but it's hard to assume as such. As much as it may seem counterintuitive a big part of what makes absurd comedies work is grounding themselves every so often. And no, I don't mean in a "HAHA MARIO IS NORMAL HUMAN HE CARTOON FAIL" way.
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#82
Spritanium
Trailers are always full of the most obnoxious parts of a movie, for what it's worth. The writing seems serviceable to me and I'm mostly just interested in seeing these characters do in-character stuff. The "this guy's brother is going to die imminently" got a chuckle out of me and felt a little pixar-y
#83
Spritanium
I guess we haven't seen much heart so far, but there are parts like when Peach is telling Mario about all the Super Mario Galaxies that seem like they might be more grounded. They also need to have some kind of emotional journey considering M and L decide to stay in this weird/dangerous place after showing up by mistake
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#84
Yrrzy
i love the look of everything and the writing is what i expect from a movie for children
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#85
Draku
(3 hours ago)Spritanium Wrote: Trailers are always full of the most obnoxious parts of a movie, for what it's worth.
Oh I know. That's why I said I'm willing to give it a fair full shot in the theater despite everything else I'm saying.

(3 hours ago)Spritanium Wrote: I guess we haven't seen much heart so far, but there are parts like when Peach is telling Mario about all the Super Mario Galaxies that seem like they might be more grounded. They also need to have some kind of emotional journey considering M and L decide to stay in this weird/dangerous place after showing up by mistake
Yeah but then they cap that shit off with "no pressure" which completely ruins it and you can feel the stupidass snark sting you right in the ears.

Funnily enough, the Japanese trailer simply has her say "Let's get going" afterwards instead which, while not matching with the animation of Peach's dumb smug face at all, makes for such a better moment because she herself is taking the matter seriously as she should be.
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#86
Spritanium
Yeah the comedy sort of reminds me of Superstar Saga honestly, just a tinge of deadpan and meta-ness inside a fairy tale that doesn't necessarily need a groundbreaking story or characterizations. It has a bit of an edge and seems more goofy than saccharine, so it doesn't seem like it'll be annoying to watch at all. As long as they don't do a fart joke we're in the clear
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