The Super Mario Bros. Movie Review

by Grace Cooper

Released in cinemas on the 6th of April 2023, the Super Mario Bros. Movie is an eye-catching impressive, animated film directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic and written by Mathew Fogel, based on the Super Mario Bros games and Mario Kart that many of us grew up playing.

The clever, clear, and colourful amination all starts with Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) starting their new business of Super Mario Bros plumbing in Brooklyn, New York. These brothers are still as joyful and joint at the hip as they are portrayed in games. This film sets the context and origin of these lovable brothers and how they ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom. It also dives into their relationship with their big Italian- American family. After they are sucked into a warped pipe after they try to save Brooklyn they are taken into a new world.

Toad (Keegan-Michael Kay) makes a major appearance being Mario’s and Princess Peach’s sidekick to defeat Bowser (Jack Black) in his attempt to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. When you meet Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) the expectation of her is high, displaying strong empowerment and ambition. If your favourite Mario Kart character is Princess Peach like me then you will love the representation of her in this new film #girlpower.