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.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7bevm/watching-the-super-mario-bros-movie-with-my-six-year-old-was-surprisingly-emotional