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There Will Be Brawl 

In a Dystopian Mushroom Kingdom, corruption and avarice reign supreme. Even the greatest heroes of the land have buckled beneath the overwhelming will of the amoral elite. When a series of ... See full summary »

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Zach Grafton
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Matt Key Matt Key ...  Luigi 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Matthew Mercer ...  Ganondorf / ... 9 episodes, 2009-2010
Paul Duraso Paul Duraso ...  Mario 8 episodes, 2009-2010
Tony Rago ...  Police Chief Link 8 episodes, 2009-2010
Kyle Hebert ...  Wario 7 episodes, 2009-2010
Jordon Krain Jordon Krain ...  Lakitu 7 episodes, 2009-2010
Gavin Niebel Gavin Niebel ...  Marth / ... 7 episodes, 2009-2010
Damian Beurer Damian Beurer ...  Captain Falcon / ... 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Rebecca Denise Rebecca Denise ...  Samus Aran 6 episodes, 2009-2010
JoEllen Elam JoEllen Elam ...  Zelda 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Kyle Blythe Kyle Blythe ...  Pokemon Trainer / ... 6 episodes, 2009
Reilly Campbell Reilly Campbell ...  Lil' Mac 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Justin Harris Justin Harris ...  Pit 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Jennifer Newman Jennifer Newman ...  Sheik / ... 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Kat Steel Kat Steel ...  Princess Peach / ... 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Diana Tolin Diana Tolin ...  Nana / ... 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Timothy D. Williams Timothy D. Williams ...  Popo 5 episodes, 2009-2010
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In a Dystopian Mushroom Kingdom, corruption and avarice reign supreme. Even the greatest heroes of the land have buckled beneath the overwhelming will of the amoral elite. When a series of grisly crimes pushes an unlikely champion to seek the truth, a mystery unfolds that could completely destroy everything he holds dear. Written by Matthew Mercer

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9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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The Epitome of the Concept
17 February 2010 | by joegirardSee all my reviews

What's amazing about this labour of love is that once one has witnessed the epic scope of its production and its running time one cannot imagine the concept executed any other way. Sure, it tantalizes to dream of a silver screen adaptation, but it would be like trying to film The Divine Comedy. In other words, the ratio of insiders to outsiders, people who would get the references to people that would be left cold, is too crazily imbalanced for international acceptance or appeal.

That said, every level of this production is in a groove all its own.

The performances, ranging from the shiver-inducingly awesome to the knee-slappingly horrendous, are all exactly where they need to be. One even wonders if some of the stinker performances aren't on purpose, a tongue-in-cheek send-up of the gritty reboot genre.

The technical aspects often far exceed expectations, even if they are somewhat lacking to the modern movie-going eye. But remember: all gamers have dreamed of the day that a halfway decent, dramatic, heart-wrenching Mario story would be told. So it's fitting that such a feat was pulled off by fans of the source material, depending on what scant resources are available to such a project. In this era of CGI and throw-away eye-poppery, every second of the way you'll be asking, "How did they do that?" A rare sensation indeed.

As I said before, the story is a parody of the gritty reboot, with Luigi (fittingly, the star of the show) stumbling through the dark intrigue that cloaks the film, and its Super Smash Bros. cast, playing the wasted gumshoe clawing back against the shadowy tide that has allowed the once great kingdom to fall into the grip of the four dons (Dedede, Ganondorf, Mewtwo, and Bowser).

If you're a fan of the Nintendo-verse, or a Smash Bros. gamer, you really owe it to yourself to immerse in Zach Grafton's triumphant, totemic accomplishment. At three hours, you'll find yourself not drawn to your console of choice, but to the next episode, as one brilliant cliff-hanger after another entices you inexorably on.


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