Mario and Luigi are two ambitious plumber brothers who live in Brooklyn. One day, they jump into a sewer and wind up in the Mushroom Kingdom, a different realm. If Princess Peach declines to be his wife, the Koopa King Bowser now has the authority to strengthen and destroy the Mushroom Kingdom, and Luigi finds himself in the Dark Lands under his dominion. The plot becomes even more predictable than it already is when Princess and Mario join forces to preserve their own realms and free Mario’s sibling from the antagonist.

Although these particulars are very accurate, the way the main character’s appeal is developed here in 1981 for a genre that primarily relies on winking humor is slightly cliched and formulaic. The movie feels like an enchanted celebration of how this brand has developed over time by providing uncomplicated video game enjoyment boosted by vibrant visuals to the original fans.


Most of the movie is set in the mythical kingdom known as Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom. It largely resembles a video game in appearance. Even the superpowers Mario used to obtain from blinking stars and question mark boxes retain their original audio and functionality.

This animated story, co-directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, centers on two aspiring plumbers. many of the events have some basis in the original video games in an oppressively pleasurable way. For instance, Mario and Peach use a go-kart when enlisting Donkey Kong to fight Bowser’s army. But there is no logical justification for doing the same. So, lay rationality aside and take in this 92-minute movie.

Chris Pratt does a respectable job portraying the lead character, and he can generate catchphrases. The voiceovers for Bowser and Princess Peach by Jack Black and Anya Taylor-Joy, respectively, are what stand out.

While neither ground-breaking nor having an intense plot, ‘The Super Mario Bros movie succeeds as an enjoyable tour through nostalgia that will fascinate children and bring back pleasant childhood memories for adults.

Ratings: 3/5 stars

Brian Tyler has expertly replicated the original tune by Koji Kondo. However, it is limited. You want more of these kinds of scenes, and there’s a terrific sequence where Bowser plays the piano to Mario’s underworld theme. Given these details, it received three out of five stars.

Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic were their directors, and it was created by Illumination, Universal Pictures, and Nintendo. Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, and Jack Black are the actors in it. It became available on April 7, 2023. The OTT watching platform is Amazon Prime Video.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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