The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG) ★★½

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now playing in theaters to packed audiences. It’s animation and based on the popular 80s video game of two brothers, Mario, voiced by (Chris Pratt) and Luige (Charlie Day), from the Nintendo game corporation in Japan. Wow, the film is colorful and eye-popping, especially with the rainbow speedway track. Although, I can’t recommend the movie as it’s too dark in tone for kids and has way too much violence. I’d say skip it in theaters.

Mario Bros, unfortunately borrowed Guy Ritchie’s playbook from his disaster of a movie “Aladdin.” Yep, there’s torture in ” Mario Bros,” just as in “Aladdin,” it mirrors electric shocking Toad until Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) agrees to marry Bowser (Jack Black) or King Koopad, just as “The Sultan” ruler of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine’s father is tortured until she agrees to marry Jarfar. Physical bullying to get your way is never okay. Hmm…what does that teach kids? I’ll tell you…it teaches kids to bully to get their way! Nope, not on my watch.

Aladdin (PG) ★★½

Directors: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic
Writer: Matthew Fogel
Studio: Universal
Run Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
In theaters now

Sarah Knight Adamson© April 23, 2023

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