Terrible Game-Based Movie Review: Super Mario Bros

When it comes to bad video game movies, nothing truly comes as close as the Super Mario Bros movie. As one of the first major motion pictures (if you can call it that) completely based on a video game, Super Mario Bros. set the precedence for all of them being terrible to this day. 

The Princess Is In Another Castle

If you’ve never actually subjected yourself to the torture that is 1993’s Super Mario Bros., it’s definitely recommended to take some time to actually watch it for the sheer terribleness of it all. It’s one of those movies that’s so bad, that it’s fascinating to watch just to imagine what the directors, screenwriters, editors, etc. were thinking.  

As for the movie itself, the titular brothers were played by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo, neither of whom are Italian. You definitely wouldn’t want these plumbers in your kitchen. 

The plot (again, if you can call it that) of the movie revolves around the brothers being transported to an alternate universe where humans evolved from dinosaurs instead of primates. And this dystopian world is led by Bowser, played by Dennis Hopper.

If the plot sounds terrible and not an accurate representation of the games, that’s because it is. Seeing two guys whose only resemblance Mario and Luigi is the red and green clothes they wear isn’t a particularly fun time. 

Oh, and of course, the movie bombed, hard.

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