Nintendo is Officially Moving Forward with an Animated SUPER MARIO BROS. Movie


Last year it was reported that Nintendo was in talks with Illumination Entertainment to develop an animated feature film based on the classic video game franchise Super Mario Bros. Well, the deal has gone through and Nintendo made the official announcement on Twitter:

Chris Meledandri is the Founder and CEO of Illumination, and Shigeru Miyamoto is the Representative Director for Fellow of Nintendo. Universal Pictures will distribute the film worldwide.

Nintendo hasn't adapted any of their properties into films since the awesomely bad 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. film with Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. That was such a terrible experience for Nintendo that they didn't allow for any more of their other properties to be adapted into films.

I hope that this time around it will be a better experience for them and they end up making a great movie. If it is a good experience for them, you can expect to see Nintendo attempt to make even more films! As much I love Super Mario Bros. I kinda wish they would have started with The Legend of Zelda. I'd be much more interested in that film! It'll eventually happen, though.

Are you excited to hear that Nintendo is getting back into the movie business?

This Latest Honest Trailer Tears Apart TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight was awful. I don't understand how this franchise managed to stay alive for as long as it has. Apparently, lots of people enjoy watching terrible films like this. For those of you who haven't seen this latest installment of this stale franchise, but are curious to know just how bad it is, the Screen Junkies have your back with the release of their latest Honest Trailer which amusing tears the movie apart. Thankfully, this supposedly the last Transformers movie that we'll ever see Michael Bay make. What in the hell was he thinking when he made this piece of trash!? 

Sundance Review: John Cho’s SEARCH is a Good Movie with a Disappointing Ending

Search is the story of one family, specifically, a father and daughter, told completely through computer screens. I wasn't entirely sold on the premise either. It seemed too gimmicky, but from the Windows XP startup screen, I was hooked. The story unfolds through pictures, emails, home videos, you name it. And within the first ten minutes, I was not only completely invested, but crying like I hadn't cried during an opening sequence since Pixar's Up

After the family faces a devastating tragedy (no spoilers), the father David (John Cho) and his daughter Margot have a seemingly typical father-daughter relationship, with David pestering his daughter with iMessages about taking out the trash. But all is not as it seems.

One night, Margot, who claimed to be at an all-night study session, disappears. She doesn't respond to calls or texts, and none of her classmates seem to know where she is. David calls the police, and Detective Vick (played by Debra Messing) begins to investigate.

With many twists and turns, Search is an exciting story that uses the limitation of its format to cleverly reveal clues as to Margot's whereabouts. However, during the last third of the movie, things start to derail. 

While Cho gives a fantastic performance, Messing comes in with the severity of a Law & Order episode, which looks cheesy through the format of FaceTime, but that's forgivable compared to the twists and turns at the end. I was rooting for this movie, but even M. Night Shyamalan would roll his eyes at this ending that literally had the audience laughing at what was supposed to be a really emotional moment. 

I'm honestly surprised such a good movie could have such a disappointing ending, and equally surprised it made it through so many production meetings without anyone saying a word. Even I can think of several better endings, and I'm sure you could too.

In Case You Were Wondering, BLACK PANTHER Has 2 Post-Credits Scenes and They’ve Been Teased

It shouldn't come as any surprise to you that Black Panther has a couple post-credits scenes. I don't think we'll ever see a Marvel film without at least two of them from here on out. The question is... what do these post-credits scenes entail? I have no idea, but there was a tweet from someone that teased what's in store. Don't worry, nothing is spoiled in the tweet. Read the tweets that were sent out below and then we'll discuss it further.

That actually kind of exciting! I wonder what the huge games changer for the MCU will be! It's hard to even guess, but I can't wait to find out! All we can do at this point is speculate. Could it involve any of the X-Men or Fantastic Four? Could it tease Namor or maybe something in the cosmic realm of the MCU? There's a number of things that it could be, and you can share your theories in the comment section below.

As for the "common sense" post-credits scene, I'm sure that will just tie into Avengers: Infinity War.