Part of Sonic’s success is getting Dr. Robotnik as a real threat, so Super Mario Bros. should introduce Bowser the same way.
Jim Carrey’s second outing as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has been another hit and one to come Super Mario Bros. The film can learn a lot from how Paramount shaped their main villain. Bowser has been confirmed as a big bad film and he will be voiced by Jack Black. As Carrey did for arch nemesis Sonic, it’s inevitable that the spirited Black will bring playful, over-the-top energy to Bowser’s role. But Bowser needs to be handled with care in order for him to be a credible onscreen threat like Dr. Robotics.
As the main antagonists in their respective video games, Dr. Robotnik and Bowser naturally have a number of things in common. Both are larger-than-life characters who create complex evil schemes to achieve their dreams of supreme power. Robotnik usually does this in games by trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds to conquer the world, while Bowser famously kidnaps Princess Peach in hopes that the Mushroom Kingdom will yield to her tyrannical demands. Carrey’s portrayal of Robotnik has worked well in live-action Sonic franchise, which provides Super Mario Bros. hope the belief that King Koopas can have an excursion that is just as strong.
Bowser doesn’t need to be a fully formed beast in the first place Super Mario Bros. one of Sonic the HedgehogThe advantage is that it gives Dr. Robotnik room to develop as a character and develop his maniac personality. Robotnik is a nobody; he entered as the world’s leading scientist tasked with capturing Sonic. But because he’s introduced as the base version of the mad professor, audiences have time to watch his hatred and frustration for Sonic grow, culminating in the end of the series. Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Bowser’s storyline should copy this. He doesn’t need to know who Mario and Luigi are at the start of the film as it will be more interesting to watch his animosity towards the brothers grow from their first meeting, and it will also help viewers better understand his motives.
That Sonic The sequel allowed Jim Carrey to improve his appearance with Robotnik being more similar in appearance and personality to his video game name. While franchising the first film doesn’t always make sense, it would be smart for the writers Super Mario Bros. to take a similar approach to Sonic. Withholding some of Bowser’s iconic abilities, such as his fire breath, could act as a way to make Bowser a stronger foe for Mario and Luigi in the next installment of the Nintendo franchise following his inevitable defeat at Super Mario Bros., The next 2022 video game adaptation.
Having a younger and naive version of Bowser will also allow him to return to the sequel smarter and with better strategy to rule the Mushroom Kingdom. Return of Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 comes with a new ally, Knuckles, and more powerful technology, including his Death Egg Robot. Bowser being formidable in battle alone would be a daunting task for Mario and Luigi, but if he plots his revenge with the reserves, then the stakes in the sequel could be raised. Enlisting Wario and Waluigi’s help, launching attacks with Mecha-Bowser, or transforming into Fury Bowser will make him a more terrifying foe. There’s a lot of that Super Mario Bros. can learn from Sonicbut the key to his success was giving Bowser time to develop into a real threat to Mario and Luigi, as Dr. Robotnik for Sonic.
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