Super Mario Bros.: Reliving Trauma With The Reformed Gamers

Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Reviews Super Mario Bros with The Reformed Gamers

Super Mario Bros. – Reliving Trauma With The Reformed Gamers


Logan Sharp of The Reformed Gamers has been an incredibly helpful guide during my podcasting venture. Apart from his many years of podcasting experience, his heart overflows with wisdom and knowledge that has helped me to understand deeper what it is to be a Christian engaging culture in such an explicit manner. And it’s because of his strong kindness that I couldn’t help but take advantage of it and demand we discuss one of the worst video game movies, if not the worst video game movie of all time, on the Cinematic Doctrine podcast.

Yup, that’s right, we’re talking Super Mario Bros., and after a year of successful video game movie releases (Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog), I felt it was good to ground ourselves and our expectations for the future. Sometimes… just sometimes… video game movies turn out horrendous.

But also, it’s their stereotypical failure that makes for hilariously good content, and in this joint episode of Cinematic Doctrine, you get to hear Logan and I try and figure out what the HECK the Super Mario Bros. movie is all about… and it just might break us…

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Super Mario Bros. is Rated PG for sci-fi action, mild language and sensuality (although we here at Cinematic Doctrine would caution a PG-13 rating).

It features Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, and Fisher Stevens.

Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton


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