• June 8, 2023

‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Review: A Not-So-Super Adaptation

It would be very instructive to watch a double feature of the new Super Mario Bros. Movie and the live-action Super Mario Bros. from 1993. Together they offer a clear snapshot of Hollywood’s evolving relationship to intellectual property. Thirty years ago, movie studios thought they knew best about what worked onscreen, and so they mostly threw out what made the Super Mario games popular when they…

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