For as long as we can remember, the popular video game “Super Mario Bros” managed to penetrate our hearts thanks to the unforgettable adventures starring Mario and Luigi. So the tape “Super Mario Bros: The Movie”starring Chris Pratt and Charlie Day, promises to clear up some doubts about the origin of the most famous plumber in the entire Nintendo universe.

Based on the popular Nintendo video game saga, “Super Mario Bros.: The Movie” will chronicle the origins of Mario (Chris Pratt) and his journey to Toad Town. There, he manages to find his inseparable brother Luigi (Charlie Day) and begins his fight against the powerful Bowser (Jack Black) and his plans to dominate the planet.

With this premise, each of the characters of Italian origin will seek to surprise moviegoers on the big screen, since Mario’s facets within the videogame universe are well known: he can be a fighter in “Super Smash Bros”, a skilled driver in “Mario Kart” or play various sports wearing your simple work boots.

“Super Mario Bros.: The Movie” promises to be one of the premieres of this 2023 (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Such actions do nothing more than revitalize the legacy that Mario left within the world geek culture, but, despite this, the doubt about his true age has not yet been fully clarified.

HOW OLD IS MARIO BROS, NINTENDO’S ICONIC CHARACTER?

In fact, this problem turns out to be an odyssey that many creators of fictional characters face when they conceive a representative figure that they intend to transmit to posterity. It happened to Sonic in “Sonic the Hedgehog”, Kratos in “God of War” or Nathan Drake in “Uncharted” and, as expected, it has happened to Mario Bros today.

Now, if we take as a point of reference Mario’s debut in the world of Nintendowe would have to go back to 1982, so it is intuited that Super Mario has existed for 42 years as a franchise.

However, the official voice comes from the original creators, and this time, Shigeru didn’t want to stay quiet. Speaking to “The Independent”, the skilled cartoonist revealed that Mario “He is between 24 and 25 years old, we have not defined anything else”.

The age of Mario Bros. has always been a very controversial topic in the world of video games (Photo: Universal Pictures)

In any case, for a young person of that age to be able to carry out all the adventures is something indigestible for lovers of the counterculture. Anyway, in real numbers, the plumber would be close to 42 years old and not the 24 or 25 that its creator intended to assign it.

THE HEIGHT OF MARIO BROS, ANOTHER GREAT DILEMMA

In addition to age, another issue that generated a lot of controversy was the height of the iconic character of Italian origin. For many fans of the franchise, Mario is close to 155 centimeters, taking into account the minimalist, three-dimensional world that surrounds him.

Mario and Luigi live in the Mushroom Kingdom at the end of “Super Mario Bros.: The Movie” (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Such a measurement would be taken from the Japanese point of view, although Mario’s height has never been taken as a fully real representation when referring to the inhabitants of the East.

In any case, and without disrespecting its creators, it seems that Mario has two ages within fiction. Which one are you with?

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT “SUPER MARIO BROS. THE FILM”

CREDITS FOR “SUPER MARIO BROS.: THE MOVIE”

  • Original title: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Year: 2023
  • Duration: 92 min.
  • Country: United States
  • Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
  • Screenplay: Matthew Fogel. Characters: Shigeru Miyamoto. Video game: Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto

WHO ARE THE ACTORS AND CHARACTERS OF “SUPER MARIO BROS.: THE MOVIE”?

  • Chris Pratt as Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
  • Charlie Day as Luigi
  • Jack Black as Bowser
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Frog
  • Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
  • Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
  • Khary Payton as King Penguin
  • Eric Bauza as Private Koopas
  • Jessica DiCicco as Yellow Frog
  • Juliet Jelenic as Lumalee

HOW TO WATCH “SUPER MARIO BROS.: THE MOVIE”?

Originally, the premiere of “Super Mario Bros.: The Movie” was scheduled for December 21, 2022, but was moved to April 7, 2023 and later has been postponed to April 5, 2023date it premiered in theaters in the United States and Latin America.