Film review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

London Mums Magazine was invited to review new animation Super Mario Bros. Movie released on 5 April 2023. The movie based on the world of the game that bears the same name is produced by Illumination and Nintendo. It follows the story of Super Mario on their journey through the Mushroom Kingdom.

Super Mario Bros Movie is a cool animation, visually amazing, brings back a lot of childhood nostalgia as I played the video game from a young age.

Super Mario Bros Movie poster on a cinema screen

Super Mario is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was first released in 1985 in Japan. The game follows Mario and his brother Luigi as they try to rescue Princess Toadstool who has been kidnapped by Bowser.

The trailer


The verdict

The Mushroom Kingdom is the primary setting of the Mario movie. It is ruled by Princess Peach. The appearance of the kingdom changes from game to game but it consists of many similar recurring landscapes such as plains, deserts, islands, forests, mountains, snowy areas and volcanoes.

In Super Mario Bros. and the New Super Mario Bros. games, the Mushroom Kingdom is often portrayed as having eight differently-themed worlds (usually grasslands, desert, snow, etc.) that Mario has to travel through in order to rescue Peach from Bowser.

Bowser is one of the main villains in Super Mario Bros. He is also known as King Koopa. In the Super Mario Bros movie, Bowser is portrayed by Jack Black.

The movie follows the adventures of Mario and Luigi as they try to save Princess Peach from Bowser.

Great animation, visually amazing, brings back a lot of childhood nostalgia as I played Super Mario Bros. from a young age.


London Mums’ rating

Our rating from the reporters at London Mums Magazine is a collective 5/10.

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