|Title:||The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
|Director:||Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic|
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|05.20.23||Internet|| I guess this is the year of generational fan service with both a good DnD movie and a good Super Mario Bros. movie coming out within weeks of each other. This one was fun but very much still a kid's movie. I'm happy that newer generations have this and the theme park and everything else to serve their fandom but I'm also feeling pretty old. It doesn't seem like this was an impossible task to get right. It's a pretty standard plot with a bunch of references and it looks good and they didn't screw it up. Glad I saw it but since I'm not a huge nintendo guy I didn't freak out over it.|
Although I do feel a need to specifically call out the animation of the dog. That's some S-tier dog animation. I loved his expressions both when he had to still lick his owner while shooting stink-eye at Luigi and how he pushed his snoot down against the shower door with his paws up on the glass. My dog does that move with her long snoot when she looks out the car window and it is cah-YUTE and the animators captured it perfectly here.