Dropping like a twinkling flag down a pole, James and Imo give their level scores on The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023), directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, starring the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen and Jack Black. 
With both critics being children of the Nintendo Age (and living with the trauma of the live-action, box-office bomb Super Mario Bros from 1993), they fire up their memories of Game-Boys and N64s to see how this latest video-game adaptation plays. 
Does it soar above similar films in the genre (like 2021’s Mortal Kombat) or does it need to be sucked down a memory-pipe? Alongside discussing the near 40-year ‘lore’ of the franchise, the two game-enthusiasts also give their thoughts on how a certain Princess goes from damsel-in-distress to miss-on-a-mission. 
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