Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


Check out our exclusive clip from The Super Mario Bros Movie that dives into Seth Rogen’s role as Donkey Kong.

The world certainly loves Mario and today, you can finally bring him home. The Super Mario Bros Movie has officially been released on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, and we’re pleased to bring you an exclusive clip from the animated movie which explores the ins and outs of Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen). You can check out the exclusive Super Mario Bros Movie clip above!

I’ll admit to being somewhat unsure about how The Super Mario Bros Movie would perform; after all, video-game movies don’t have the greatest track record. Imagine my surprise when the movie went on to gross over $1.3 billion worldwide. It had the biggest worldwide opening weekend for an animated movie and quickly became the highest-grossing film of 2023 (so far), the highest-grossing film based on a video game, as well as the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time. Nothing has been officially announced, but that amount of money spells sequel in every language.

While working underground to fix a water main, Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Chris Pratt) and brother Luigi (Charlie Day) are transported down a mysterious pipe and wander into a magical new world,” reads the official synopsis. “But when the brothers are separated, Mario embarks on an epic quest to find Luigi. With the assistance of a Mushroom Kingdom resident Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) and some training from the strong-willed ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), Mario taps into his own power.

The Super Mario Bros Movie received mixed reviews from critics, including our own Chris Bumbray. “Here’s my problem with the movie – it wasn’t much of a film at all,” Bumbray wrote in his review. “For the most part, I felt like I was watching someone play Super Mario, and being a pretty devoted fan of the games, I wanted my turn at the controls. Watching people play Mario Kart or Super Mario Odyssey will never be as much fun as playing it yourself, but – I’ll give the movie this – I wanted to run home, turn on the Switch, and play the heck out of the game for a few hours. It’ll sell a lot of games, and kids will love it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the novelty wears off for older fans and they all start itching to just go home and play the game themselves.” You can check out the rest of Bumbray’s review right here.

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.