Super Mario Bros.
Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) are about to be shut down by a shady construction company, and when the firm's henchmen see that Luigi has fallen for a young student named Daisy (Samantha Mathis), they kidnap her -- and take her to another dimension. Vowing to track her down, the boys soon find themselves trapped in a bizarre parallel world ruled by a dinosaur-like despot named King Koopa (Dennis Hopper).
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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Super Mario Bros. is a live-action 1993 film very loosely based on the popular 1980s Nintendo video game. Those expecting a more direct link to what happens in the video game are bound to be disappointed. There is frequent cartoonish violence -- pratfalls and slapstick -- but some of it is more than that, such as when two men attack a woman by grabbing her in a doorway as she screams. Characters are hit in the head with flashlights. There is some puerile name-calling on the order of "butt breath." There's occasional monster imagery that might be disturbing to younger viewers or those prone to having nightmares. During a slow dance, Mario reclaims a stolen necklace by burying his face in a woman's cleavage.
- Sexual Content
- During a slow dance, Mario reclaims a stolen necklace by burying his face in a woman's cleavage.
- Two men attack a woman and grab her in a doorway. Frequent cartoonish pratfalls and slapstick. Characters hit on head with flashlights. Monster imagery.
- Name-calling on the order of "butt breath," but no profanity.
- Social Behavior
- Too cartoonish for positive messages.
- Loosely based on the popular 1980s Nintendo video game. Pepsi billboard prominently displayed.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it