After too many years in the making, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is finally out and we positively love it. Mike has already gone ahead and done us the honour of penning our spoiler free review for it, but I still feel the need to discuss many factors of this amazing creation. Unlike Mike, however, everything I will go on to say will not be spoiler free so please take this as your first and only warning.
With that unpleasantry out of the way, it’s time for our seventh topic, Princess Peach:
No longer just a damsel in distressed, to be rescued from another castle, Princess Peach has been born a new and she will take on any possible rival in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Having perfected her moves in the Super Smash Bros. games over the years, we finally have a Princess Peach that gives Bowser a run for his money.
All he wants to do is love her and rule the world with her by his side, but this pretty in pink Princess doesn’t need any man or Koopa by her side, not when she can literally do it all herself. I’ve previously spoken out on how I feel peak Peach easily overshadows Mario and it’s true, she does. As a true princess of the people, or in this case, a princess of the Toads, Anya-Taylor Joy’s Princess Peach, came to the Mushroom Kingdom when she was a baby and quickly adapted to her new surroundings.
Having grown up in this world, she swiftly became very knowledgeable of all that it has to offer and its power-ups, whilst becoming a beloved member of the Toad community, to the point they elevated her to the position of princess in the first place. Not being the biggest fan of the Mario games, Peach was always hit or miss for me, as I felt her, like Daisy, often felt flat at times, but just like how Super Mario Odyssey was able to bring Pauline back into the limelight and give her a presence, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has now done exactly the same thing to Princess Peach.
This is your hard as nails princess, who yes, can sip tea from a teacup and attend a garden party, but she will wage war if necessary and unite kingdoms without hesitation, just to defy Bowser. Heck, only Peach can let it all go in an epic battle sequence, during her own wedding ceremony no less. as she does an impression of Elsa and shows off her icy moves.
Much like how Jack Black was born to play the role of Bowser, Anya-Taylor Joy was born to play Princess Peach and she does so much in the role, giving Peach such an incredible range, that the film often feels like The Princess Peach Movie as this is her story, her kingdom, her simp of an enemy and Mario should feel privileged to be in her company.
Naturally, all views above are entirely my own and I would love to hear what you guys thought of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Thank you for reading.