Universal Studios animated movies are killing it in the family-friendly movie world, filling the void that Disney has left by trying to corrupt our children with their agendas.
And the new Super Mario Bros. movie is no exception.
While Mario fans had some fears going into the movie, especially after the nightmare live action movie starring John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins in 1993.
And the casting of Chris Pratt as the voice of the Italian plumber.
Let me lay these fears to rest.
Much like the video game, the movie follows Mario and his brother Luigi as they accidentally get sucked into the Mushroom Kingdom — with lots and lots of favorite moments from the games making appearances.
My kids particularly enjoyed the Mario Kart battle.
As far as the voices go, within the first five minutes you'll have trouble thinking of anyone other than Chris Pratt as the Brooklyn plumber.
But the best part of the movie is that there is absolutely no woke-preaching: no boys in dresses, no characters arbitrarily switching races or sexes — there isn't even any feminist messaging about how evil the patriarchy is or Marxist messaging about evil business owners.
The only part my younger family members cringed at was a nod to Luigi's Haunted Mansion with some skeleton koopas that chase Luigi, but it goes by quick.
My area of the country is 90% Hispanic with large traditional families, and the movie received a standing ovation at the end of it.
If you have young children, or find yourself in need of some nostalgic fun, you won't find better than the new Super Mario Bros. movie.
The movie also continues the Universal's domination of Disney by breaking Disney's record for the biggest animated movie opening ever.
This is how it's done.