Watching ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ With My Six-Year-Old Was Surprisingly Emotional

There was a moment in The Super Mario Bros. Movie where my six-year-old, otherwise raptured and oblivious to the world around them, held my hand. Bowser, in search of Mario, was being mean to Luigi. Home speakers have come a long way, but they’re still no match for the roaring boom of a decent theater. They’re intense. For a brief moment, in a movie about colors whizzing by with little care for plot, my daughter was scared, and generations bonded over a place where characters eat colored mushrooms to get bigger. 

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