Despite Hollywood’s constant desire to include woke lectures in their films, movies that avoid pushing the left’s agenda are the movies that most over-perform when box office totals are released. “Super Mario Bros.” is one of the latest examples, with Chris Pratt leading the movie to an opening week worth $204.6 million, according to Breitbart.
The movie stars Chris Pratt and Charlie Day playing the two main characters of the Mario franchise, brothers Mario and Luigi. “Super Mario Bros.” took away the title of the highest-grossing opening for a 2023 movie from the most recent release in the “Ant-Man” series. Chris Pratt decided to post a quick celebratory Instagram picture to thank his fans for coming to see the animated film. He said:
“Thank you to everyone who checked out The Super Mario Bros. Movie this weekend! If you haven’t yet, do!
“To celebrate I held a baby goat, caught a couple bass, found a blacktail shed, drank some coffee and hung out with my bro in the A- frame he and his girlfriend Lindsay refurbished, got teased because Lindsay actually found the shed not me but I took a picture like I found it. Am I jealous? Yes. But would I tell her that? No.”
According to Screen Rant, Pratt was initially unsure whether the film would turn out to be any good. Following backlash from people like John Leguizamo, Pratt began to wonder if he was the right man for the role, but quickly corrected his course and focused on forcing himself to put forth an excellent performance.
Pratt said, “There had been a lot of backlash and people talking about the casting. And I was like, “Oh, man. I hope it’s good.” And then it’s so good. It was just such a relief. I was as nervous as everybody else that this was going to get screwed up and I was grateful that it didn’t.”
As one would expect from a film that refused to entertain woke nonsense and brainwashing, fan reviews have given the film a much higher score than the stingy critics. According to BGR, audiences are raving about the movie on Rotten Tomatoes, while critics seem very displeased with the new Mario screenplay. BGR wrote:
“The difference between takes from professional critics and ordinary viewers on this one is about as stark as the one between night and day (or the difference between a loveable red plumber with a mustache and red cap versus a certain Koopa with a spiky turtle shell who has a thing for kidnapping princesses).
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie, so far, has proven quite a hit with audiences — to the point that it’s come right out of the gate with a near-perfect 96% on the review aggregation site (based on more than 1,000 verified fan ratings as of this writing).”
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