Based on 136 votes and 52 reviews
The story is not grate, the movie is boring. But my family love it!!!!!!
This is another failed attempt to make a video game into a full length movie.
(??slight spoiler) (??read number one at the very bottom if you want to know if it's appropriate for kids) the story was just poor they could have used a plot and doesn't stick to lore but instead but the story was dull (just to sum it up) now first luigi hes not really in the movie he's in the beginning and then kinda has a hero thing at the very end and instead of mario AND luigi going to save the princess its mario and peach going to save luigi (and the kingdom) it makes the story backwards I'm pretty sure it one of those "women can help themselves" type of things and as a woman, i don't think that's bad at all and i support it but you can still do that and stick to a lore and portray her as brave and strong like maybe she secretly helps mario and luigi maybe saveing their asses a few times yk what i mean lol i guess i was just expecting it to go more with the game NOW i do know this is a kids movie but if you're here to see some cool references maybe see some recognizable characters- or to take your kids who don't really care and just wanna see pretty colors on screen it's great but me and my 10yo sister thought it was kinda boring (1) (if young kids can watch it) (??light spolier) there is a part with the character lumalee which i guess could be pretty dark for young kids but basically, he mentions the sweet relief of death and how hope is a illusion (I'm not making this up he said that look it up) (1) and it was funny to me and my sister just because he's talking in the voice of a toddler which made it feel unserious but if you have sensitive kids or wanna protect them from the type of talk i wouldn't watch the movie and kinda mentions torture (nothing graphic) anyway, that's it for the review thank you for reading!
If you want a Mario film with a crapton of Easter eggs this is the movie for you but if your wanting a lore filled masterpiece yoh should still watch it just don't have your hopes for lore too high
I was apprehensive about seeing it with my son's who grew up playing M.B. I didn't want a movie that's too cartoony but I felt it was appropriate for kids to watch and entertaining for adults as well.
To much love and emotions
My family loved this movie. I have five kids from 4 yo to 12 yo and they all enjoyed it. It is full of laughs and is family safe. No need to 'screen' this one, take your kids if you can. Also, there was plenty for adults without innuendos and such. Absolutely wonderful. We have seen it three times now. Pacing is fast, but still very enjoyable.
It brought so many memories when I used to play the DS and overall the movie was GREAT!
Everything was bright and colorful and held a bunch of personality
I love Bowser in the movie.
My 8 year old grandson absolutely LOVED it! We're going back to see it again this weekend!
Only came for Jack black
I felt like I was watching a commercial the whole time. Might as well have been the Emoji Movie.
IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPEND TO MY LIFE
nothing better than this
We took our 5 years old to see Mario and i planned to nap lol. It was a super fun movie. I cannot understand the bad reviews. I plan to buy the movie when it starts streaming.
I'm sick of these re-treads. It's all paint-by-numbers filmmaking and I can't recommend seeing it.
I took my grandchildren to see this movie, not expecting to particularly like it. But I enjoyed it as much as they did! It is cute and funny and very well done.
My grandson loved it, but I wasn’t impressed! Being from Brooklyn, they grab my attention in the beginning. I was hoping to see some of the landmarks that would’ve made it look like they were actually in Brooklyn, but sites never materialized! Yes, they were one or two, but nothing more. The characters and colors were “sharp”, but the story itself was somewhat “dull”. I could go on, but this movie wasn’t made for me, it was made for those like my grandson, so I’ll just give it my three stars and leave it at that. It made the little guy happy and that’s what the story was for.
The movie not only brings it to a more realistic space, but there was a history, that tied the to the movie. Going to go back to the theatre to see it again!
They RUINED Super Mario, not just for me but for future generations! I'm so angry but I won't give the producers any more space because they don't deserve it!
The fact that they made a movie from a video game is amazing
I am writing this and trying not to spoil anything. The beginning in Brooklyn was great. Once they go into the Mushroom Kingdom, I immediately said "what the"... Firstly, we've seen the commercials where Mario comes out of the pipe and meets a little mushroom guy with a vest and hiking stick and back pack, but there must have been some back story for the lil mushroom guy and why he was hiking and wanted an adventure which he somehow immediately no questions asked wanted to help Mario and knew exactly where to go. Then Peach not even questioning Mario and suddenly putting him through an obstacle course so fast it felt like they wanted to throw in the games for nostalgia as quick as they could. I did like that Luigi was basically in his haunted mansion which they could have had him notice something or want to do something in there which could lend more weight to his spin off for Luigi's Haunted Mansion. I felt like too many cuts to the next scene were rushed and didn't segue/flow well. ie: When Mario asked Peach if she was from Earth and she didn't give any background or more story than "There's a lot of universes out there." and cuts to the next scene when they were just starting to share a moment. Seemed odd and rushed. They could have added more dialogue and ended with more universes out there which clearly is a nod to Mario Galaxy and more stories to tell. Seth Rogan was great as Donkey Kong. Obviously the right voice and laugh for the character. The plot point that DK and Mario shared disappointing their parents could have been explore further. I wish there was more for Jack Black as he was perfect as well. I noticed many characters were missing which can lead to introducing them in the future. Rainbow Road was great. All-in-all, my kids eyes were glued to the screen so that means something and they only know Mario Kart and a Mario game on my phone! I think it's great for families and there were a lot of Easter eggs to
Loved the game references. The dialogue was hilarious and I loved when I saw rainbow road since I was a huge mario kart fan. The people who put one star here kind of scared me and I doubted I chose the wrong movie to watch, but I was glad I ignored them.
It's obvious the glowing 4 and 5 star reviews are from people who have confused this new take with the 1993 live-action classic. Nostalgia is a powerful thing, but give credit where credit is due...
yes, also the one star ratings are just crying because they like frozen 2 more
Best movie ever LETS A GOOOO
I saw this earlier in the week and can't remember a single thing about it.
Won't make you forget the original.
No woke agendas, pure source material based fan service for all generation. Musf watch on IMAX
Been a Super Mario Bros Fan cents I was little Very Good Movie a must see
One Of the Best Movies
Very Good Movie
The movie was great! All of the kids sat still for the entire movie....even our 3 year old. It was well put together and a lot of fun to go see on the big screen.
We really enjoyed it and had lots of funny scenes too for kids and family. It was my son’s (4 yrs old) first time to be in a theatre and he watched the entire movie. He was amazed with it as he how he likes his Super Mario.The movie was excellent for us we all enjoyed it and can’t wait for part 2 of this movie. Thanks for having this making this movie possible.
The previous reviews are definitely not from the children this movie is made for. The should have watched John Wick.