“Opening with lots of zeros, all we get are superheroes: Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Jedi man, sequel man, prequel man. Formulaic scripts, and after Fifty Shades of Grey, they’ll all have leather whips!” so cried Jack Black in 2015 on-stage at the Oscars. Black, who this week highlights as Bowser in the atrocious Super Mario Bros Movie,…… Continue reading The Renaissance of the Video Game Adaptation – Press Start to Continue
In 1993 Nintendo pulled the plug on all adaptations after the failed Super Mario Bros movie. Thirty years later, they should have stuck to their word. Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind Minions, had already become the victim of Internet mockery from the initial trailer of Chris Pratt’s voicing alternative to Charles Martinet. Little had been…… Continue reading The Super Mario Bros Movie – A jukebox musical that spotlights Jack Black’s Tenacious B-owser.