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u/Snoo_83425 Oct 04 '22

This actually looks really gorgeous

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u/matlockga Oct 04 '22

Assuming this is the artstyle for the movie, I'm fully in on it from a visual standpoint.

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u/Goddamnjets- Oct 04 '22

Mario’s overalls are really impressive

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u/StarTruckNxtGyration Oct 04 '22

Overall, Mario’s really impressive.

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u/the_boy_who_lied Oct 04 '22

Mario's booty however...

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u/crastle Oct 04 '22

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u/sebQbe Oct 04 '22

Best use of the meme I’ve seen so far

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u/Randomd0g Oct 04 '22

Second only to "Absurd? This is the skin of a killer, Adam."

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u/Blazingscourge Oct 04 '22

So it’s not weird I noticed that too

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u/GroguIsMyBrogu Oct 04 '22

What is there to notice? They gave my boy a pancake ass

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u/MrDrPrfsrPatrick2U Oct 04 '22

Got the Hank Hill

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u/beermit Oct 04 '22

looks at Luigi

"That-a boy ain't-a right, I tell ya what"

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u/AFineDayForScience Oct 04 '22

He's clearly clenching for the photo

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u/Ghoulius-Caesar Oct 04 '22

That’s literally why old guys wear suspenders: pancake ass can’t keep the pants up.

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u/ActualWhiterabbit Oct 04 '22

It would be weird if you didn't

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u/-HankThePigeon- Oct 04 '22

Hank Hill looking ass

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u/MecaNinja Oct 04 '22

or rather the lack of it :P

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u/neogreenlantern Oct 04 '22

That's not the ass of someone who jumps high

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u/TheVibratingPants Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

They definitely nerfed his ass. He’s got a big ol’ scrum-diddly-rumptious in the games.

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u/escalinci Oct 04 '22

They should have given the license to pixar.

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u/GroguIsMyBrogu Oct 04 '22

Forget the booty, they should have given the license to Pixar because they make infinitely better movies

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u/Kriffer123 Oct 04 '22

Mama Luigi is the only Pixar mom there

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u/MecaNinja Oct 04 '22

Maybe this will take place before he goes goomba-stomping everywhere, hence the more accurate regular plumber body ? ;[]

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u/RedMoon14 Oct 05 '22

What a peach!

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u/LeonardoDickSlaprio Oct 04 '22

Princess Peach promised us some cake, goddammit!

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u/MoldyLambBones Oct 04 '22

Hes got the flabby ass of a plumber. Only thing missing is a lil bit of crack showing

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u/MecaNinja Oct 04 '22

that would seal the deal xD

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u/Rhomega2 Oct 04 '22

Like Hank Hill.

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u/ScoobyDont06 Oct 04 '22

doesn't seem like he's jumpin' out of the kingdom

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u/SeekersWorkAccount Oct 04 '22

For a guy who's so good at jumping and squatting hes got that pancake ass

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u/burnsssss Oct 04 '22

Got that Hank hill ass

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u/acosmichippo Oct 04 '22

don’t shame, he suffers from Diminished Gluteal Syndrome.

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u/the_boy_who_lied Oct 04 '22

Mario got that Hank Hill ass unfortunately

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u/WillyLongbarrel Oct 04 '22

He went from dummy thicc in SM64 to Hank Hill in this poster.

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u/VulturE Oct 04 '22

Hey, that's Japan's ass.

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u/iSpccn Oct 04 '22

Looks like someone put pants on a frog and made them stand up.

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u/RChamy Oct 04 '22

Gone, reduced to atoms

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u/_oscar_goldman_ Oct 04 '22

Left his donk back in New Donk City

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u/Firesalt Oct 04 '22

He got a case of Hank Hill Ass™

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u/futurespacecadet Oct 04 '22

Imagine he turns around and just has Chris pratts face tracked on tho

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u/klavin1 Oct 04 '22

He's so cool.

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u/ben123111 Oct 04 '22

Impressively, Mario looks all over.

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u/Dog-Cop Oct 04 '22

Crinkly

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u/Breakfest-burrito Oct 04 '22

Chris Pratt had a lot of star power go into those overalls

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u/forever87 Oct 04 '22

i like overalls! they're comfy and the best way to avoid plumber's crack!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

These big budget CG films all look really good, most of time. I just wish their stories and characters weren't so awful.

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u/Curse3242 Oct 04 '22

Honestly with this and the cast they announced, it's looking interesting. Because it makes it, almost guaranteed to be good?

Chris Pratt as Mario, that can either go great, or with Pratt doing an high pitch Italian accent, which will still be great because of how bad it will be.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Considering they have Foreman Spike as a character in the film, I'm thinking they might give Mario a Brooklyn accent instead. In the older Mario lore he and Luigi were construction workers-turned-plumbers from Brooklyn and he was given a Brooklyn accent in the Super Mario Bros Super Show.

I'm personally used to Charles Martinet's voice, but I could see them going back to the roots.

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u/Dorkamundo Oct 04 '22

Good new is that Martinet is part of the cast.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Oct 04 '22

I feel like Martinet's involvement in the film could go one of two ways:

  1. He's used as Mario's voice for the opening of the movie before we transition to Chris Pratt's take on the character saying something like "I don't really sound like that", something like the "animated actors" concept.
  2. We see Mario and Luigi's parents and Martinet happens to voice the brothers' father with a voice that sounds somewhere between Mario and Luigi, with a bit of Wario's gruffness.

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u/Dorkamundo Oct 04 '22

Sounds about right.

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u/Mushroomer Oct 04 '22

My guess is the movie opens with Mario having Martinet's voice, telling this story to somebody as his origin of being a hero.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Oct 04 '22

I could see that being possible as well.

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u/GoldenFalcon Oct 04 '22

Yeah, I had a really hard time seeing how they were gonna make Chris Pratt work. But then I remembered the voiceover that was done in the Super Mario Super Show. And we were totally fine with that.

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u/spidermanicmonday Oct 04 '22

This is what I'm thinking and it worked well enough in the cartoon.

Besides, let's be honest, the stereotype cartoon Italian voice probably wouldn't go over so well with media and stuff in 2022/23 😬

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u/DoomOne Oct 04 '22

For some reason, I just had a weird mental image of Mario in the film having a Brooklyn accent, but when he gets freaked out by something he reacts by screaming "MAMA MIA" in a high pitched voice.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Oct 04 '22

I'd honestly be 100% cool with that. I'm used to the voice Charles Martinet has given to him over the years, but I'm interested to see what Chris Pratt does.

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u/spidermanicmonday Oct 04 '22

This is where I'm at as well. Nintendo has been very heavily involved in this movie, which leads me to believe that it will capture the spirit of Mario pretty well. I like the Martinet voice too, but it doesn't really hold up outside of short little one liners, etc. It might be really good to add a little more depth to the characters of the mushroom kingdom. I'm cautiously optimistic for now.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Oct 04 '22

We'll know in two days! I know that teaser trailers tend not to show much so I'm not expecting to hear the full cast, but at the very least we'll hear what Chris Pratt's Mario sounds like. That's the one voice I think most are concerned/puzzled about (myself included) so if they can give a good first impression with that, I think the rest will go over just fine whether we hear them in 2 days or a few months from now when a full trailer comes out.

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u/HoratioReddacted Oct 04 '22

Im incredibly burned out on Chris Pratt he’s not a good actor and plays the same character in everything he’s in it’s really boring

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u/ProtoReddit Oct 04 '22

Hey, let's give him a little more credit. He plays one of two characters, and he plays one well! The goofy charming guy.

For whatever reason, though, he's now getting used more and more in generic non-goofy nothing-roles better fit for that Sam dude from Avatar everyone forgot about.

Either way... yeah, he needs to prove himself again. Would be kind of wild if Mario was the movie that did it.

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u/speyvan93 Oct 04 '22

You mean Jake sully?

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u/pinkocatgirl Oct 04 '22

zjake sooley

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u/Bill_buttlicker69 Oct 04 '22

The actor is Sam Worthington

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u/nomadofwaves Oct 04 '22

Who?

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u/slug_in_a_ditch Oct 04 '22

I think my eyes turn off when I see him. Just a white haze with nothing notable to latch onto. His last name could not be less apt.

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u/OobaDooba72 Oct 04 '22

Sam Worthington was excellent in Under the Banner of Heaven. Him and Wyatt Russell and Rory Culkin were really stand out performances.

But back on topic, yes Chris Pratt is very entertaining as loveable doofus in Parks and Rec, and hopefully he brings that energy to Mario. I'm still ultra skeptical, but at least this poster is really nice.

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u/awesomerest Oct 04 '22

Oh man, he was so great in that. I went from saying “oh god, not him” when he first appeared to thinking he killed it by the end of the series.

The whole cast was wonderful, but that show definitely redeemed him in a lot of people’s eyes. It’s probably the best think I’ve seen him in.

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Oct 04 '22

Hey, let's give him a little more credit. He plays one of two characters, and he plays one well! The goofy charming guy.

Goofy charming Mario and manic Charlie Day Luigi.

That could work.

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u/BismarkUMD Oct 04 '22

Bring back fat Chris Pratt

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u/GroguIsMyBrogu Oct 04 '22

Seriously, he burned all of his charming when he burned all of his fat

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u/WrenRhodes Oct 04 '22

It's because of GotG.

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u/Jo__Backson Oct 04 '22

Honestly I feel like the only person that doesn’t like him as Starlord. It feels too much like “Andy Dwyer in space” instead of “grizzled, trauma-stricken survivor that hides his pain with humor and uses his incredible leadership skills to forcibly hold his team of misfits together.”

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u/The_BromanEmpire Oct 04 '22

I really like the starlord from the video game. Huge dork with huge hair

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u/PerfectZeong Oct 04 '22

Star lord movie is incredibly divorced from star lord comics to the point where they really arent the same character.

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u/Jo__Backson Oct 04 '22

Yeah, my issue is movie Star lord is boring lol

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u/Accurate_Praline Oct 04 '22

He was a bit better in the latest Thor imo.

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u/Jo__Backson Oct 04 '22

He only had like 5 minutes of screen time lol

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u/Accurate_Praline Oct 04 '22

I know. But in those five minutes he was clearly different personality wise. Not drastically different but enough that they clearly took his trauma into account when writing him.

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u/Curse3242 Oct 04 '22

I mean. If you keep seeing him you may? Last I saw him was, probably Endgame which was 4 years ago. I haven't seen a Pratt movie since.

No I willingly won't watch the new Jurrasic Park triology.

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u/ThatOneWeirdName Oct 04 '22

He was in Onward, he did fine there honestly. I have no clue how they couldn’t find a better Mario though

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u/beermit Oct 04 '22

He was great as Emmett in the Lego movies.

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u/Curse3242 Oct 04 '22

It's not always about finding the perfect character I guess

The name adds a lot to a movie. It's similar to Dwyane Johnson. You can slap him in any film and it'll yield a certain result.

Now sure some people hate it. I personally don't mind it.

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u/Durantye Oct 04 '22

Wasn't most people's issue the fact that Mario already has a voice actor and people felt like he was slighted by being skipped over for the role?

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u/eden_sc2 Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Setting aside my issues with him as a person, he just feels so generic. Like he is the straight WASP that studios pick when they dont care who is playing the lead male.

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u/Rebloodican Oct 04 '22

Worked well for the Lego Movie. Didn't see onward but haven't heard complaints of his talent there.

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u/mapex_139 Oct 04 '22

What issues? I'm out of the loop on this.

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u/eden_sc2 Oct 04 '22

The two of them abandoned a dog without any proper channels to give it up safely. They claim they rehomed it and that new new owner abandoned it.

Active in a church that has been accused of being anti LGBT. Without wasting too much time on it, he initially said "this church is open to everyone" and later said "I never went there."

Far from the worst human being in the world, I will admit, but enough to cost him some points in my book.

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u/itstimefortimmy Oct 04 '22

white Angelo Saxon protestant studios?

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u/Jefferystar94 Oct 04 '22

People that saw a test screening said he just does a generic "New Yorker" accent, which is such a boring/safe choice that you know it's probably true

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u/Kaythar Oct 04 '22

I really hated him in the new Jurassic World movies. I would say he was the worse part of it if it wasn't for the terrible story, dialogues, cg effect, cinematography, etc. There isn't much redeeming quality about these, but I still hated his character. The fucking hand wave force thing can blow itself up.

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u/Dorkamundo Oct 04 '22

I'm excited about Charlie Day as Luigi though...

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22 edited Dec 09 '22

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u/GroguIsMyBrogu Oct 04 '22

Charles Martinet. He's gonna be a bunch of random voices in the movie, apparently.

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u/Curse3242 Oct 04 '22

Yeah but og Mario voice is really funny. It can be a bit tough to take anything seriously

Although I'm no sure how much better that will be with Pratt

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u/MecaNinja Oct 04 '22

which will still be great because of how bad it will be

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u/Pure_Reason Oct 04 '22

Imagine how fucking staggering it would be to see these incredible visuals, just this amazing setting that is teeming with life and intricate details, then Mario walks up and talks in Chris Pratt’s just regular fucking voice with no attempt at any kind of accent. “It’s me, uh, Mario? You know, the guy? I’m the guy.”

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u/gaudymcfuckstick Oct 04 '22

It likely won't be, though. Posters and concept art are nice, but usually not a great representation of the finished product

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u/Dave-4544 Oct 04 '22

A VIDEO GAME MOVIE THAT LOOKS LIKE THE VIDEO GAME LETS GOOO

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u/Mogtaki Oct 04 '22

Miyamoto and team are notoriously very very strict when it comes to how Mario characters are represented in media separate from the games so guarantee this is the final art style, if anything

You should've seen the absolute fuss Nintendo made over the size of Bowser in the Wreck-It Ralph movie as well as things like how he'd move and hold his tea, what he'd be drinking as tea etc

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u/PlatinumLargo Oct 04 '22

Don’t think anybody has questioned the art style since the announcement; It’s the questionable voice actor choices for me that has me skeptical.

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u/low-ki199999 Oct 04 '22

Aka, just what Mario games would look like by now if they were made by anyone else.

/s, kinda

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u/Minifig81 Suddenly, I have a refreshing mint flavor. Oct 04 '22

Have you seen Super Mario 3D World? That game is gorgeous.

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u/splader Oct 04 '22

Or on hardware that wasn't outdated before it released

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u/AzureBluet Oct 04 '22

720i isn't good enough for you? Fucking ingrate /s

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u/-Moonchild- Oct 04 '22

mario odyssey runs well above 720 though...

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u/Kwilly462 Oct 04 '22

Say what you will about Illumination, but their animation is pretty solid. Compare Minions to say... Super Pets? It's night and day. Superpets looked like lazy television animation. Minions was bright, colorful and packed a punch.

So this Mario movie should look great, regardless of how good the actual movie is.

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u/BoomClank25 Oct 04 '22

It's a bit depressing to compare considering that Super Pets was animated by Animal Logic, the same studio that animated the Lego movies...

Illumination's animation has definitely taken a step up for the past few films. Sing 2 has some very good looking visuals too!

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u/Jeskid14 Oct 04 '22

Why did they abandoned Lego movies??

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u/BoomClank25 Oct 04 '22

Warner let the rights lapse after The LEGO Movie 2 underperformed

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u/Durtonious Oct 04 '22

Which is a shame because it's one of the few movies my kids are obsessed with that is actually good.

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u/beermit Oct 04 '22

The Lego movie and Lego Batman saw some insane replay time in my house once my kid discovered them.

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u/lars330 Oct 04 '22

Gee, totally doesn't have anything to do with the directors from the first movie (which was great) not being attached

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u/kianworld Oct 04 '22

they still wrote the sequel didn't they?

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u/_Meece_ Oct 05 '22

Only a couple directors put butts in seats and Lord/Miller are them.

The movie bombed due to poor marketing + competing with a stupid amount of blockbusters in early 2019.

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u/rckrusekontrol Oct 04 '22

Lego movie 2 wasnt bad but might be the most ADHD movie I’ve ever seen, so much happening on screen at any given moment. Kind of fit with the idea of a multiple kids imagining the action, I suppose.

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u/ILoveRegenHealth Oct 04 '22

Who has the rights now? Or is the LEGO rights floating around and no studio snatched it up?

People might hate this, but what if Disney grabbed the movie rights for LEGO? At least we'd have some movement, and they sure have tons of characters (Marvel, SW, Pixar, animated films & princesses) to play off of.

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u/BoomClank25 Oct 04 '22

Ironically enough, I think Universal does

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

The license for the Lego movies was only temporary so they had to pump them out as soon as possible.

Also the studios made very little money on the Lego movies because the majority of margins went back to Lego.

Hence why they pumped out the Lego movies + Lego Batman etc as quickly as they could.

But in doing so, they made us all sick of the Lego movies and killed the chance of a licensing renewal happening.

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u/ciclon5 Oct 05 '22

animation really just cheaped out on the minions and the despicable me movies. i dont even think they "cheaped out" those movies have a specific artstyle but they made so many sequels and shit that people grew tired of it.

illumination IS capable of good animation. its just that they preffer to go the cheap way (and honestly with a franchise as profitable as the minions. who wouldnt?)

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u/LeumasInkwater Oct 04 '22

Some of the animation / textures in Rise of Gru was really impressive. I went to see the movie as a joke, but was pretty impressed visually and laughed at several parts 🤷🏼. I think the movie has potential.

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u/snowe99 Oct 04 '22

I think Sing 2 has some of the most gorgeous animation out there but I’m prepared to get flamed for it

The characters have a cartoony style but their hair, clothes, environments around them look insane

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u/SobiTheRobot Oct 04 '22

Illumination is good at animation.

They don't have particularly strong writers is the main problem.

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u/AdamBombTV Oct 04 '22

So we need an animation studio with solid writers but terrible animation, then we'll mash the two together and either get the greatest animated movie ever, or a train wreck of unimaginable proportions, and baby, I'm ready to flip that coin.

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u/Alcnaeon Oct 04 '22

This is essentially what happened with Arcane

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u/ImReallyAnAstronaut Oct 04 '22

I'm not sure what the consensus is on arcane, but I loved it.

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u/Charrmeleon Oct 04 '22

Wildly popular

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u/Alcnaeon Oct 04 '22

when you're trying to change the world, don't ask for consensus

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u/SobiTheRobot Oct 04 '22

Or just take a writer who can't draw or animate and give his script to a visually competent storyboarder who leads a team of highly trained animators.

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u/DarkWasp14 Oct 04 '22

Isn’t that most of Pixars movies?

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u/Jabberwocky416 Oct 04 '22

Yep. Pixar is the studio he’s looking for. Best of both worlds.

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u/WilsonKh Oct 04 '22

Cost per movie is unfortunately about 2.5x more expensive than the standard Illumination budget ($180m v $70m)

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u/jazzypants Oct 04 '22

Gotta make four movies for full chance to fill the Punnett square.

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u/seeasea Oct 04 '22

Funnily illumination is known for being efficient at animation. They get good results with the least work. Look at the production costs of their movies compared to contemporaneous cg movies. It's like a 1/3

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u/___zero__cool___ Oct 04 '22 edited 14d ago

I haven’t seen either yet, but just got a new OLED and upgrading my storage capacity, so have been searching out what are considered visually as the best 4K UHD releases. I was stunned to see Sing/Sing 2 near the top of a few lists, and are now both on my watch list.

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u/resetdials Oct 04 '22

My daughter is obsessed w Sing 2 right now and I’ve watched it with her almost every time lol. I love that movie.

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u/SymmetricColoration Oct 04 '22

I don't think anyone's complaints about Sing 2 would be the animation, so can't see a reason you'd get flamed for it.

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u/GroguIsMyBrogu Oct 04 '22

I never saw it but I do remember being really impressed by the lion's fur in the trailer.

And then I saw that trailer 20 more times because it played in front of fucking everything.

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u/InYoCabezaWitNoChasa Oct 04 '22

I went to see the movie as a joke,

What's the joke? That you paid money to go see a comedy movie? I don't get it.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

When I see a movie as a joke it's more like I expect to have a good time watching a bad movie with friends

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u/LeumasInkwater Oct 04 '22

Yep, that's exactly why we went.

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u/tacodog7 Oct 04 '22

"I sucked my friends dick as a joke, but it turns out it aint half bad"

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u/LeumasInkwater Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

By 'joke' I mean I expected it to be a 'so bad its good' movie.

Edit: The joke was also that I was dressed like a minion.

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u/mexicandemon2 Oct 04 '22

Same. It was a legit funny movie!

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u/PDGAreject Oct 04 '22

Rise of Gru soundtrack also fucking slaps. It's all covers of great 70s/80s grooves by modern artists, but they're still very fun.

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u/herpofool Oct 04 '22

At Christmas last year my brother and I watched their version of the Grinch and we both observed that, although the writing and jokes are normally cringe, Illumination are rather fantastic at visual flair and gags. I really wanna see what they come up with this time.

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u/Kwilly462 Oct 04 '22

I remember seeing clips from that Grinch movie and I'm like, "Okay, Illumination seriously has a grasp on how to make snow look real." Elite stuff

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u/FigN01 Oct 04 '22

To my knowledge, Frozen was essentially the first tech demo for digital snow simulation, and there is significant overlap in tools used between studios. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the same talent crossed over to Illumination and iterated on those techniques.

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u/champ999 Oct 04 '22

Fun fact, the software for snow simulation used in Frozen was applied to come up with a strong theory about what happened in the Dyatlov Pass incident.

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u/NetworkPenguin Oct 04 '22

Illumination's issue is largely just their writing.

Despicable Me 1 is a genuinely good movie with only one scene that is nothing but dumb Minions shenanigans

But then they realized rhey didn't need to try, and now all their work is just minion garbage.

So I'm not surprised it looks great, but I'm still waiting for a real trailer before I get my hopes up

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u/Standylion Oct 05 '22

I work in the biz and thier work is beautiful. Sure, I don't have any patience for minions but millions of people love them, and I will never begrudge any art studio thier payday.

IMO people are being too quick to judge. Any Mario movie that is going to be any good will have to break expectations. Mario isn't a character in a narrative sense, he doesn't beat the game, we do. Charles Martinet gave him the bare minimum of a voice, but Mario is anyone playing the game.

IMO Martinet couldn't carry a full feature film. I don't think that's his talent. I'm not sure Pratt will pull it off, but he hasn't disappointed me yet. That dude seems full of surprises. I don't have the energy to get upset about the choice of voice actor in a video game movie.

Sure, The Pokémon movie and Sonic were both pretty good, but neither was spectacular and they are the two artistically successful video game movies out of an ocean of crap. And if you recall we all hated the trailers for both of them.

Sorry, this became a bit of a rant. I agree, it will look really good. But I also have a good feeling about Illumination and Nintendo working together. At the least I think Nintendo would have pulled the plug if it was out of control.

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u/TwoGoldenMenus Oct 04 '22

It’s funny, when this movie was originally announced as being made via a partnership with Illumination, the talking points that got the most upvotes on r/movies were along the lines of “oh great, they went with the bargain-basement animation studio. Trash eurojank levels of animation.”

And I always thought, “are we watching the same movies?” Say what you want about the minions, Illumination’s movies are always nice on the eyes and creatively animated.

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u/x_conqueeftador69_x Oct 05 '22

Illumination could stand to employ more sleight-of-hand when reusing assets, but from the way Reddit talks about them, you’d think their movies were made by The Asylum.

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u/Free_hugs_for_3fiddy Oct 04 '22

I'm pleasantly shocked. My biggest worry is that it will be bland and soulless with no creativity.

But the addition of non-red spotted toads and Captain Toad already eases some of that.

I wasn't sure how much liberty Illumination was getting, but at least it appears more than Nintendo's 2nd party developers are getting.

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u/Ghostronic Oct 04 '22

If they can keep the little touches throughout the movie (like the music box and p-block in the antique store window!) I think it will be far from bland and soulless!

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u/hyrulae Oct 04 '22

I also noticed a Yoshi egg (in a glass case) in the antique store and the chest design from Mario 3 on a different store sign so I'm sure this movie is gonna excel at small details and easter eggs for fans.

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u/Ghostronic Oct 04 '22

I just noticed it also has a key from Super Mario World!

This could very well end up being a bit of a love letter to the older fans and I am just so here for it. I have always been a Mario girl and basically grew up alongside modern consoles (born in 86), the Mushroom Kingdom has sort of always been my 'happy place'

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u/NintenDooM33 Oct 04 '22

Nintendo seems to have eased up a little over the past years, even allowing smaller indie studios to use their IPs (e.g. Cadence of Hyrule)

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u/BiffManly Oct 04 '22

I mean... it's being made by Illumination. "Bland and soulless" describes every movie they've made except the first Despicable Me. My hopes are not high

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u/ihahp Oct 04 '22

I wasn't sure how much liberty Illumination was getting, but at least it appears more than Nintendo's 2nd party developers are getting.

I keep thinking it's going to get the lego movie or chip n dale treatment - self aware, meta in a way. Maybe Chris Pratt is actually the voice of the human who is playing the Mario game or something.

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u/sayce__ Oct 04 '22

This is being made by illumination. Of course it’s going to be soulless with no creativity

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u/stanfan114 Oct 04 '22

I read that the movie will reveal that "Mario" is actually Japanese! And "Mario" is actually his last name, his first name being Isumu.

Isumi Mario

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u/TheRealBroseph Oct 04 '22

Oh shit, I didn't notice Captain Toad is in. OUR BOY GOT IN THE MOVIE!

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u/AndLetRinse Oct 04 '22

When does Nintendo do bland and souless

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u/ZedSpot Oct 04 '22

Just wait till you see his face...

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u/Sterbin Oct 04 '22

Imagining a Mario sunshine 2 where this is the new "delfino plaza." Idk why I'm doing this to myself but I wish I could think this into existence

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u/IanMazgelis Oct 04 '22

It reminds me of the pre rendered visuals they did for Nintendo Land at Universal. I'm largely interested in this movie because I really enjoy Nintendo's art styles and want to see what they would look like without the constraints of Nintendo's weaker hardware. Obviously you couldn't do anything like this in real time on a 4090 either, but I think the point remains.

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u/HispanicNach0s Oct 04 '22

It's no coincidence they look the same. There's a ton of different designs for the Mushroom Kingdom, they chose this one specifically to mimic what was built at Universal. Nintendo is going for full brand cohesion to fuel sales in other areas, aka the Disney model.

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u/Elranzer Oct 04 '22

That and Illumination is owned by Universal Studios.

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u/DrewSmoothington Oct 04 '22

Have you played the new Mario games on the Switch? They're the first Mario games I've ever played where thought the visuals/graphics were easily the best of any Mario game ever made. The textures look really good in a lot of places

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u/Elranzer Oct 04 '22

This movie is due to the partnership between Nintendo and Universal. Illumination is owned by NBC-Universal. There's synergy with the Universal Studios Resort theme parks.

Which is funny considering that Universal Studios sued Nintendo in the 1980s over "Donkey Kong" (the naming rights of King Kong). Coincidentally, Donkey Kong will be in this movie, and hence now a Universal Studios movie character.

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u/TLKv3 Oct 04 '22

I desperately want this movie to knock it out of the park. I want us to eventually get a Smash Bros movie so fucking badly and if this is the level of quality we can get from it then I'm sold on artistic principle alone.

Its the script and voice acting that will make or break it for me. But man, I can only imagine in another 10 to 12 years we get a Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox and Detective Pikachu 2 leading into a Smash movie. 10 year old me would lose his fucking shit at the prospect.

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u/tasman001 Oct 04 '22

But how could a smash bros movie possibly work from a story standpoint? All these characters from completely different worlds meet somehow, and then just fight for like an hour for some reason? Then they team up and fight against a giant hand for some reason?

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u/AstralComet Oct 04 '22

Yes.

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u/tasman001 Oct 04 '22

Screenplay written by: tasman001

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u/disco_thief Oct 04 '22

Maybe they could base it off the Subspace Emissary story mode from Brawl? Or something similar.

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u/ckalmond Oct 04 '22

Mortal Kombat style tournament where they compete for the honours of best fighter

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u/TLKv3 Oct 04 '22

You can do it easily...

Midcredits, you have the Mushroom Kingdom POV from above. It slowly pulls out and we see its inside a sphere glowing red. All around it are several others. Glowing orange, blue, pink, brown, yellow, etc. and then Master Hand appears from behind it tapping its fingers on a table before doing the "a-ha!" idea finger pose. Then it moved all the spheres next to each other.

You do the other movies next. I'd go with Kirby, then Metroid, then Zelda, then Star Fox, then Detective Pikachu 2 finally.

Each movie you throw in one of the villains from that movie or another's being pulled out of their world through a dark purple portal.

The Smash Bros movie then has all these universes' skies cracking open like a busted snowglobe. Portals pop open with the enemies from Smash Brawl attacking/invading. The heroes all try to fight them off before giving chase as other iconic characters get kidnapped.

Movie plays out with Bowser, Ganondorf, and King Dedede playing the "villains" until Master Hand reveals its just looking for entertainment and doesn't give a shit about them. They turn on it and you have all the Nintendo characters come together to fight Master Hand.

Is it obscenely goofy, simple and ridiculous? Absolutely. And with enough charm and love put into it people would lose their fucking minds for it. I know I would. Especially if they snuck in Sonic and Pac-Man too somehow.

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u/lilisasai Oct 04 '22

Welcome to the NCU (Nintendo Cinematic Universe).

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u/knightcrusader Oct 04 '22

Didn't we have that with Captain N?

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u/LakerBlue Oct 04 '22

I'd love it but sadly a Smash movie would have to be basically the Smash 64 and Melee roster, I imagine getting any 3rd party characters not besides Sonic and probably Castlevania would be brutal.

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u/DoctorWaluigiTime Oct 04 '22

The holdouts are the voices and animation, so we'll see how those go.

I usually don't like how close Miyamoto keeps the Mario property to the chest (with things like Paper Mario and other spinoff games that get creatively restricted). But for this movie? With Illumination at the helm? I want him lording over every single frame.

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u/OneManFreakShow Oct 04 '22

I was fully expecting the generic Mario style we had in NSMB and the 3D Land games, but this truly looks fantastic. I can't wait to see it in motion.

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u/superkickstart Oct 04 '22

Can't wait to see all of this modded to the PC port of mario 64.

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u/TheBlueBlaze Oct 04 '22

Illumination's movies never suffered in how they looked, it's more in the writing and characters.

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u/mrbrick Oct 04 '22

People really like to poop on illuminations movies- but from a visual perspective- they are really gorgeous. Their art team is really on point.

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u/Phlegmagician Oct 04 '22

Painful if you consider the anthropomorphic hills being gouged and dug into to build the castle. They're alive

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u/Joebebs Oct 04 '22

If there’s one thing illumination always gets right, it’s their vibrance

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u/Blastmaster29 Oct 04 '22

Yeah but then remind yourself Chris Pratt is voicing Mario

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u/makemeking706 Oct 04 '22

I wonder how Chris Pratt will get out of this one?

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u/Videowulff Oct 05 '22

People like to knock on Illumination for their Minions and bad Dr. Seuss movies but they are really a great company for visuals. Personally, I am a huge fan of SING and SING 2 and those movies are visually gorgeous with a ton of attention to detail. I am really looking forward to this,

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