Block Buster

Jump into a colourful world of talking toadstools, peculiar penguins, over-powered go karts, and more as The Super Mario Bros get ready to smash into cinemas. Adventure awaits, let’s-a-go!

Article Published on 01.03.2023

Words Adam Matulewicz

At the bottom of a big green pipe, the Mushroom Kingdom is under threat from the mighty Bowser and his army of Koopa Troopas. Not all heroes wear capes, but luckily there’s a power-up for that and one moustachioed tradesman will need all of the help he can get if he’s to step up to save his brother and the rest of the kingdom from almost certain doom.

Nintendo’s main man Mario smashes onto the big screen in another gloriously animated blockbuster from Illumination, the studio famed for unleashing the Minions, exposing The Secret Life Of Pets, and teaching us that animals can Sing. Just like the Super Mario games, the film is full of stars with Chris Pratt voicing Mario, Charlie Day as his brother Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad.

Floating platforms will be jumped, coins will be collected, and karts will race over a Rainbow Road in an epic, gravity-defying adventure. Forget fixing pipes, it’s time to find out of this plumber can save the world and earn the reputation Super Mario.

It’s A Me, Mario!

As the world of Super Mario comes to cinemas, we look at the Nintendo icon’s journey that got him to where he is today.

Super Mario Bros

Mario and Luigi first appeared as The Super Mario Bros on the NES in 1985 in a side-scrolling classic that started the beloved series as we know it.

Mario Kart

Popularity grew fast for the Super Mario games, and many sequels and spin-offs followed. Of these, the classic racer, first released on the SNES in 1992, really kicked things into gear.

Super Nintendo World

After almost four decades of success, Super Nintendo World opened its doors in Osaka, Japan in 2021 where fans can celebrate all things Super Mario and explore the Mushroom Kingdom in person.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie