The highly-anticipated Super Mario Bros. Movie has finally hit theaters, and fans are already buzzing about what the future holds for the franchise. The film features beloved and obscure characters from the Super Mario universe, with countless Easter eggs for fans to enjoy. However, the filmmakers still held onto a few surprises, including a post-credits scene that teases a potential sequel.
Spoilers: Post-Credits Scene!
The film follows Mario, Peach, and Toad as they embark on a mission to rescue Luigi from Bowser. Ultimately, the plumbers defeat Bowser. Along the way, Mario meets several ancillary Mario characters, including the Yoshi species. In the film’s finale, Mario and Luigi return to their home in Brooklyn with Bowser, Peach, and Koopas in tow.
In the film’s post-credits scene, viewers are taken to the sewers beneath Brooklyn, where the mysterious pipes that allow passage between realms are located. Here, a familiar Yoshi egg begins to crack, teasing the inclusion of Mario’s trusted companion in a potential sequel.
Future of the Franchise
While it is unclear what form a potential sequel could take, Super Mario Bros. star Chris Pratt has expressed his excitement for the post-credits scene and hinted at the possibility of an adaptation of the Gamecube game Luigi’s Mansion. Charlie Day, who voices Luigi, has also expressed interest in starring in an adaptation of the game.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Review
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has received positive reviews from critics, with many praising the film’s zippy animated version that breathes new life into the beloved video game. The film features an all-star cast, including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen.
The film provides an origin story for Mario and Luigi, who are initially portrayed as regular Joe Brooklyn plumbers. After falling down a mysterious pipe, they find themselves in the magical Mushroom Kingdom, where they embark on a mission to rescue Luigi from the clutches of the evil Bowser. Along the way, they team up with the upbeat Toad and the Mushroom Kingdom’s ruler, Princess Peach, who is no shrinking violet when fighting.
Humor and Action
The film features one jam-packed sequence after another, with Mario’s titanic battle with Donkey Kong being a particular highlight. The film’s humor is also a standout feature, with Jack Black’s passionate rendition of a rock ‘n’ roll power ballad devoted to Princess Peach being one of the funniest scenes in the movie.