what leverage does Arad have over Nintendo? (hint: none)The point being, they chose a sweet deal over quality. Anyway, I don’t entirely agree with that particular point from Grace. But it is very likely that Arad cornered Nintendo into a deal they couldn’t refuse. Especially after the intial Mario deal didn’t materialize. So, like Miss Grace said, Nintendo fell back into the Hollywood trap like the first Mario movie.
and we can't assume quality yet, no matter how much we hate the people doing the movie or the medium. it's not what matters to Nintendo anyway. they didn't fall into any trap, they got exactly what they wanted