Illumination's Super Mario movie

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  1. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    Cool to hear it's actually moving.
     
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  2. IncognitoX In The Shadows

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    I like that Nintendo is heavily involved
     
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  3. CJ Turtle Power

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    Cool, but I still don't know how this will work when Mario doesn't talk in the games outside a brief 'it's-a me!' or 'woo-hoo!'
     
  4. IncognitoX In The Shadows

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    Maybe they'll add a talking Mario for the film. We'll have to see in the trailers
     
  5. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    he's looking more like Luigi these days
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  6. Wheels Eat my shorts

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    If this movie succeeds on visuals alone then it's a rare film indeed. I mean it's not going to be a technical achievement like Avatar I imagine. So it's got to charm people with the characters I think.
     
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  7. Silvermoth Avenger

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    same, I often think about what’s happening with this and the duke nukem movie.

    I’m not so worried after Witcher was done so well. As in, video games and film can happily sit side by side if they’re done by the right people
     
  8. Silvermoth Avenger

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    SUPER MARIO BROS. Movie Tops "America's List Of Most Wanted Video Game Films"

    Hmm, didn’t predict donkey Kong would rate so high. Or Spyro would rate so low
     
  9. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    How is Pac-Man so high? I guess Pixels didn’t kill interest.

    I still am so worried that this is being made by Illumination. I watched Secret Life of Pets 2 a few days ago, it was pretty bad. And their Grinch was very bad. Basically only their first Despicable Me was any good.
     
  10. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    Depends on whose writing.
     
  11. -JKR- Registered

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    Yeah, I'm not big on Illumination doing this. My biggest fear is that the outcome is going to be similar to The Grinch.
     
  12. SkullDevil The White Portuguese

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    I fully expect the Goombas to ape the Minions like those fish in The Lorax tried to do.
     
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  13. shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Eh. I like Illumination. For the most part, the films have been at least moderately funny. I even enjoyed Secret Life of Pets 2 for what it was. Then again, I just look at my kids. If they like it, and it isn't complete hot garbage, I'm good.

    Grinch was easily their most forgettable film for me. Then again, I typically don't like it when a studio takes a story that can be told in an 18 minute long cartoon, and stretches it out to 90 minutes. Imagine if Warner Brothers tried to stretch out the classic Daffy Duck Robin Hood cartoon into a 90 minute thing...yech.
     
  14. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    I mean they can go outside their box if need be, but most of their character designs look the same if you go by the humans. They need to switch it up.
     
  15. Deck Rickard Dovahkiin

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    I'm surprised Zelda isn't #1 or #2. That's the game that pretty much every video game person I've ever met has said they want turned into a movie. And unlike some of these, it has an actual STORY that could work as a movie. How the hell could you make a movie out of Tetris? LOL
     
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    The Illiumination films I've seen, I've enjoyed. The biggest problem with them though is you'll only ever really want to watch them one time and never really re-visit them. Enjoyable on initial watch and that's that.
     
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  17. Silvermoth Avenger

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    I think what the list shows is, nostalgia is very powerful. So basically every game that was big a month ago is in high demand for a movie
     
  18. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Ryan Reynolds will improv voice Mario :o
     
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  19. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Haha I could see them keeping martinet for the lead but getting an A list scene chopper like Jim Carrey as Bowser
     
  20. CJ Turtle Power

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    Danny Devito and Jim Carrey for Wario & Waluigi
     
  21. SkullDevil The White Portuguese

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    Mario will 100% be voiced by a celebrity. I don't see Illumination sticking with Martinet.

    Oh god yes.
     
  22. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Don’t know, Mario is pretty iconic.
     
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    I just hope they don’t have, like, the Kevin hart type character. I watched the secret life of pets 2 last night and I realised every illumination has the Kevin hart type character. I guess they’ll try and do that with Toad?
     
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    Their problem is that they generally aren't funny. Despicable Me 3 was boring. So was Minions. Just really pedestrian and paint by numbers.

    The Secret Life of Pets movies were awful and unfunny.

    The first Despicable Me was kind of OK IMO and then it's been diminishing returns in terms of quality since that film.
     
  25. terry78 LET'S FOSSILIZE 'EM!

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    They keep using the same writers is what the problem is. Sing was a little bit off the mark due to the actual director writing it.
     

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