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April 10, 2023
How Super Mario Bros. DOMINATING a record-breaking opening weekend proves wokeness is dying
Louder with Crowder kicked off this week with Alex Jones in third chair, so you know it was a wild one. One of the biggest topics they covered was "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," and why it actually didn't bomb at the box office. (Hint: it has something to do with not going woke.)
Crowder set the stage by highlighting that the film set a new global opening record for an animated movie at $377.2M on a $100M budget. He also pointed out the discrepancy between critics and actual viewers, specifically the performance of Lightyear. That movie brought in $85.6M though it took $200M to make. Jones brought up the stellar performance of Top Gun as another example of a movie that did well and wasn't inherently political. He also pointed out that the left doesn't care about destroying the institutions like Hollywood and the NFL with wokeism, because they're trying to gain total control over the population, and eventually won't need those things anyway.
Crowder directed the conversation back to the Mario movie, pointing out that it's not anti-woke, it just refuses to be woke. On Rotten Tomatoes, this refusal of the woke agenda rendered a mere 56% critics score, but a 96% audience score. Crowder quoted one of the critics who wrote, "It's a fan service above all else, regressively so. Structuring a threadbare story around iconography linked to source material just isn't enough." To this, Crowder pointed out that Super Mario is literally a video game without a real story. They also covered actor John Leguizamo's hilarious boycott of the movie due to its lack of "diversity" and "inclusion". But the audience scores beg to differ.
There was so much to this segment in the full show, as well as the conviction of Daniel Perry for the killing of Antifa member Garrett Foster back in 2020. You can catch the entire show exclusively on Rumble.