I believe Miyamoto himself professed that a movie should be fun to watch in the same way a game should be fun to play. As a prominent figure in the film's production, he's probably using this philosophy to make sure the plot ends up having at least a little more depth than the usual Mario story beats or the average Minions flick.Oh that's obvious, I don't mean just inject a game plot into the movie I just mean. Take inspiration. Don't spend the full movie on the same story-beats we know happens every Tuesday in the Mario world. Do something that Mario fans haven't seen before, in the same vein that some of the RPGs do. Subvert expectations, and not with random dance numbers, pop culture references and toilet jokes. Although given it's illumination, that may already be the expectation.
I’ve seen half of the third one, it’s alright.Certainly everyone forgot about Hop, lol.
I don't think Illumination really outputting anything close to the best of DreamWork, but Illumination also tends to be better than the worst of DreamWorks as well. I did enjoy Despicable Me, the first two at least (not sure about third) and I guess the Minions probably had more to it than just dumb humor than people assume from it. I generally like the surrounding cast more than Minions though, as I think Minions serve better as foils than as standalone characters.