Super Mario Bros. Movie

Two weeks ago, I watched "Super Mario Bros. Movie" in the theater. It was my best movie of this year (until I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 this past Sunday, but little in it between them).

The beauty of the movie was its running time: 1h 32m — a 90 min movie with a jam-packed lump of fun. It did not waste any minutes; I'm unsure if it was the scenario, the sequence, the editing, or everything that made it. It reminded me of some great 80-90s 90 min movies at home, such as "If Looks Could Kill."

At times, I found myself captivated by the lengthy 3-hour and 30-minute runtime of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Some may argue that it was necessary to tell the story entirely. But, these days, I often felt let down by the inclusion of lackluster plotlines that only served to fill up the runtime. Mario has just shown that it was not in height or length.