Okay, the Mario Movie will be great for three reasons:
The director of the movie has met with some upper level guy in Nintendo and they had a shared vision for the movie, or something like that.
The film is based off of some sort of Mario comic series that’s supposed to be really well-loved by the fanbase that I’ve still never heard of. Then again, I know basically nothing before Mario Galaxy.
I’m really optimistic because I love Mario.
I expected to ironically love Sonic, and I was happily surprised when I watched it and learned that it was... actually really good. I have high hopes for Mario- not expectations, mind you. I’d argue that they are different. I want it to be good, but my enjoyment of it will not be dictated by this. I just love Mario enough that even a bad movie would make me happy; it’s still a Mario movie, and that’s enough for me.
Plus the only Illumination film I’ve seen and disliked was Despicable Me 3.
But if Goombas or Toads become Minions, I’m out