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Super Mario Bros.
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Directed By
Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel

Written By:
Edward Solomon, Parker Bennett, Terry Runte

Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Dennis Hopper, Fiona Shaw, Mojo Nixon, Lance Henriksen, Dana Kaminsky

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Super Mario Bros. (1993)
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Movie Review by Jarrod
July 6th, 2007

It is fun to write about bad movies, and 'Super Mario Bros' is one of the worst. I love video games, and have played as Mario for much of my life, and what a travesty that the mustachioed icon gets blasphemed like this. Not only is the movie hopelessly stupid and pathetic, it is also unnecessary. There is no reason to try and bring Mario to cinematic life. Bob Hoskins plays the plump Italian plumber, who lives in Brooklyn with his brother Luigi (Leguizamo). Their last name is apparently Mario, as well.

To make a long and senseless story short, they end up in a futuristic city, ruled by the evil King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) and his Goomba cronies (the Goomba Gestapo as I call them). Luigi falls for Princess Daisy (Mathis). Hoskins is a great actor, but has virtually nothing to work with here, and humiliates himself. The same applies to Leguizamo. Hopper is kind of perfect as the cartoonish villain, who goes out of his way to be absurd and ridiculous, and he certainly is, but relishes every moment of it. The special effects are poor, to say the least, the Goombas are creepy, tall, hulking creatures with tiny heads who sputter gibberish (they are small mushroom-shaped creatures with no arms, neck, or body in the game). It does not make any sense. But then, to cobble together a whole screenplay based on a game series that you could describe the plot of in two or three sentences, will obviously render substandard results. To think I watched it a lot as a kid. I am so glad my tastes matured and evolved, else I would still consider this entertainment.

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