the movie itself is a totally run-of-the-mill underdog story that was marketed as a video game movie, cooome on
there's a reason why Disney crammed Sega and SNES characters into the official trailer and posters. integral to the plot? as you say, not at all. in fact, they don't even do anything throughout the movie. they are there to be seen, and that's about it. the plot itself isn't at all engaging or even interesting, so Disney tossed in a few mega-obvious video game references and two or three easter eggs for the mega nerds, and people act as if the movie is more than just a really, really loud race movie
i love how the IMDB forum and so many topics about it on RT were almost exclusively about which characters should make the cameo in the inevitable sequel. nobody seems to have anything to say about the movie itself, because there is nothing to say about it. instead they are just talking about the Aeris reference and how they hope Mario jumps through a sewer pipe in 3d, or something
I don't think you understand what I was saying. I'm saying its good that they WEREN'T integral to the plot, which I really enjoyed. If you didn't thats your thing, but having Mario and Sonic running around as side characters would've totally sucked, no matter which way you look at it.
Edited by CAPSLOCK, 11 April 2013 - 10:09 PM.