Peaches, Peaches, Peachescsudhbulletin May 11, 2023 0 COMMENTS
The Super Mario Bros. movie has had major success at the box office and it’s understandable why. Photo Courtesy of Universal Pictures.
By Sara Bhatt, Staff Reporter
The “Super Mario Bros.” movie was released on April 5, and has been an absolute hit at the box office, grossing over $1.056 billion worldwide. After seeing the movie, I can surely understand why the film has had so much success.
As someone who religiously played “Super Mario Bros.” (and Donkey Kong too) growing up, many parts of the movie had me feeling like I was swerving and jumping through levels of the game. From the infamous green pipes to the power-up boxes, the accuracy between the video game and the movie was nostalgic to say the least. However, my personal favorite part of the movie had nothing to do with nostalgia… instead it was a perfectly belted ballad sung by the King Koopa himself.
The song “Peaches” sung by Jack Black, who voices Bowser, is the bop of the century. Not only is it already trending on TikTok, but people of all ages find themselves humming it throughout the day as it is extremely catchy. The plot of the movie surrounds Bowser as he has a plan to win over Princess Peach, all while Mario and Princess Peach are trying to stop Bowser’s evil plan and save Luigi. Even though Mario is the protagonist, I was fully Team Bowser.
Outside of the plot and movie itself, the soundtrack was sensational. Every other scene had a perfectly chosen song to fit the action. Some notable mentions are “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys, “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, and “Take On Me” by A-ha.
Just like any experienced movie-goer, the post-credit scenes did not disappoint. If you stayed through the credits, you would be treated with a full version of the iconic Peaches song as well as a teaser scene for a possible upcoming movie.
Overall, the Super Mario Bros. movie was well-worth the watch and I highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of whether you’ve ever played the video games or not.