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Poll: Nintendo to make new Mario film with Despicable Me studio

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Yoshi178:

Hawki:

Yoshi178:
oh look, Nintendo announces something and then escapist treats the announcement like its the end of the world.

same as usual on this site it seems.

1) The announcement was made ages ago.

no it was rumoured ages ago. it was never officially announced until a couple of days ago

Hawki:

2) People mostly have a problem with Illumination rather than Nintendo.

Miyamoto is Co-producing the film and keeping a close eye on the project. if his Starfox Zero Anime and Pikmin Short films are anything to go by, the film will be fine.

I'll be the judge of that, because even though my name is not a giveaway of what I like, I still take Mario seriously. Paper Mario. Super Mario RPG, and Mario and Luigi showcases you can make good story in the Mario universe.

If they want to go safe on Story the best they can do is just adapt the overall story of Paper Mario 1, have Bowser be the villain and taken Princess Peach captive.

Yoshi178:
oh look, Nintendo announces something and then Yoshi178 treats the announcement like its the second coming of Jesus and vehemently, unashamedly, defends Nintendo against any and all criticism (regardless of its veracity) that comes from those mean ol' internet poop-heads.

same as usual on this site it seems.

Fixed that for ya. ;D

Vigormortis:

Yoshi178:
oh look, Nintendo announces something and then Yoshi178 treats the announcement like its the second coming of Jesus and vehemently, unashamedly, defends Nintendo against any and all criticism (regardless of its veracity) that comes from those mean ol' internet poop-heads.

same as usual on this site it seems.

Fixed that for ya. ;D

cool. got any original material yet?

Samtemdo8:

I'll be the judge of that, because even though my name is not a giveaway of what I like, I still take Mario seriously. Paper Mario. Super Mario RPG, and Mario and Luigi showcases you can make good story in the Mario universe.

If they want to go safe on Story the best they can do is just adapt the overall story of Paper Mario 1, have Bowser be the villain and taken Princess Peach captive.

I'm not expecting the movie to be amazing or anything.

but i do expect that Miyamoto will make sure that the film captures the feel of the Mario Universe that's in the videogames. There was nothing about the Pikmin short films that felt out place from the Pikmin Universe and i expect this to be the case here as well.

After the disaster of the 1993 film as well as other 90's things like the Zelda CDi games, i can see why Nintendo have been so protective of entrusting Mario or any of their other IP's to 3rd Parties. Yeah, the Mario film probably won't be amazing, but given how cautious they are, i don't see any chance of Nintendo letting this new film become a total train wreck like the 1993 film was.

Silvanus:
I cannot stand the Minions, and Sing looked to be one of the most unabashedly cliched films in a long while (in an industry steeped in cliche).

I would rather this not happen.

Sing wasn't bad. There's precisely nothing original or even new about it, but it ably steps up to deliver a very polished version of its own cliches. That and there are precious few ways to hear a boar with a German accent sing "Bad Romance"wearing a gold sequined disco suit.

Actually the singing is pretty solid all around. I have no idea if the actors did their own singing, but if they did then they're talented amateurs. Aside from the girl who won American Idol obviously.

Gordon_4:
I have no idea if the actors did their own singing,

They did. Or at least Seth and ScarJo did.

Hawki:

Gordon_4:
I have no idea if the actors did their own singing,

They did. Or at least Seth and ScarJo did.

Aww, I was hoping Taron Egerton did too, his bit was awesome. Oh well, Scarlet wasn't bad at all: really liked her song

Gordon_4:

Aww, I was hoping Taron Egerton did too, his bit was awesome.

Not saying he didn't, they're just the ones I know for sure did.

Sigh.

Look, there's an overlap between games and movies. Some games are just wannabe movies (looking at you David Cage), and some games are very gamey with strong cinematic elements to them - like for example the Uncharted series.

And there are games that are strictly in "game"-territory, and I dare say most of the Mario games fall into that category.

No story or characters to speak of that would translate into a good movie.

Mind you, they did a good thing with Lego. I did not see that coming.

Of course, they also tried it with Emoji.

So it can go both ways but we all know it will be stupid and embarrassing.

I just can't see it.

So do you think they're gonna keep Charles Martinet or will they settle for some big name stunt casting like Tom Hardy as Mario.

My only question is will Mario finally get to eat cake?

The best "Mario Brothers" movie possible would be a blockbuster budgeted version of There Will Be Brawl. Anything less will just be another cartoon for the kiddies (which is why they are going with that, cartoons for the kiddies make way more bank.)

Potjeslatinist:
Sigh.

Look, there's an overlap between games and movies. Some games are just wannabe movies (looking at you David Cage), and some games are very gamey with strong cinematic elements to them - like for example the Uncharted series.

And there are games that are strictly in "game"-territory, and I dare say most of the Mario games fall into that category.

No story or characters to speak of that would translate into a good movie.

Mind you, they did a good thing with Lego. I did not see that coming.

Of course, they also tried it with Emoji.

So it can go both ways but we all know it will be stupid and embarrassing.

I just can't see it.

Just copy the story presentation of the Mario RPGs. End of Story.

Nile McMorrow:
My only question is will Mario finally get to eat cake?

Mario eats peaches cake on a regular basis i hear. ;)

Kyrian007:
Anything less will just be another cartoon for the kiddies

Just because something is PG doesn't mean it's specifically aimed at "kids". sure a CGI Mario film will almost definitely be "kid-friendly".

but a lot of Nintendo's franchise's are very similar to Pixar films. sure Pixar films like Toy Story and Finding Nemo are very "kid friendly". but there is so much shit in those "kiddy" Pixar films that only Adults would understand whether it be things like sexual innuendo's or even just cameo's of Pixar's previous work that most older fans could probably spot but it might be harder for kids to pick up on.

both Pixar films and the majority of Nintendo games are definitely "kid friendly". but both of them are definitely more directed at "everyone" rather than just being for kids alone. both the films and the games have alot of stuff in them going on that alot of kids wouldn't notice, but an older fan would probably be more likely to pick up on.

I wanted Sony!

Put your hands up for Emoji Movie 2: Super Mario vs Angry Birds!

Meh. Unless Phil Lord and Chris Miller are involved, it'll probably be bad but who honestly cares? Like, if I were in my younger, more headstrong days this news would probably piss me off but the older I get, the less I care about this crap.

If it looks good, go see it. If not, don't see it and hey, maybe just don't think about it and keep on truckin'.

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