When I arranged my article all of despicable me Movies, it got me thinking about how much I appreciate lighting movies. Like, for example, I love sing The series, just like Mike Reyes described the sequel as “lively and effortlessly engaging” in sing 2 reconsidering. And now, in the not-too-distant future, we’ll be getting Super Mario Bros. from Illumination.
We know a lot about the Nintendo-Illumination anime, but I don’t want to talk about it That Super Mario Bros. Movie. I want to talk about OG, 1993 live Super Mario Bros. Movie. Because you know what? I the love this movie. In fact, in my Top 10 Video Game Movies article, I place it at number six. Now, it didn’t happen overnight, and in fact, I had to spend almost my whole life learning how to love this movie, but I love it now, and I have five reasons for that.
It was the first live video game movie
Story time! She had her first (and last) epileptic seizure at the age of nine. When I went to the hospital, the doctor didn’t know if I would have recurring seizures, or if this would just be a one-time thing. Of course, this scared me at the time, and while I was sitting in a hospital bed, I had a lot going on in my head.
Then a commercial for the next Super Mario. two brothers. The movie came out, and I don’t worry too much about my future anymore, because I was so excited about the first live-action video game that I don’t care about anything else.
And you know what happened next. It was a huge bombshell that killed a potential franchise before it even started. I understood it all. But, just think. This was the first live video game movie, and it was sourced from Super Mario Bros. How the hell can you make a live version of two plumbers who go to the Mushroom Kingdom and fight a lizard that kidnaps a princess?
It was not. Of course, we didn’t know that at the time; We were just kids! We didn’t know what we wanted. What we did get, though, was one of the most creative remasters ever made in a movie, and now that we’re getting older, I’m so thankful and impressed with it.
It tells a true story
First story Super Mario Bros. The game is minor and insignificant. Two plumbers attempt to rescue Princess Peach (then Princess Toadstool) from the carriage (then King Cuba). All the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom have also been transformed into things like clouds, bricks, plants, and yes… it’s probably more ridiculous than you thought.
But the movie takes a completely different approach. In the movie, dinosaurs didn’t actually become extinct, but instead, evolved in some sort of parallel dimension. Mario and Luigi travel there to rescue Princess Daisy (Daisy not Peach?! A plot twist!), and prevent the King of Cuba (the excellent Dennis Hopper, who has always been exceptional: watch the great movie, water world) from taking over our planet. There are also stories that include slime, jumpa rangers, and even A dance with a woman named BIG BERTHA.
Sure, argue whatever you want if you don’t like the story, but I’m totally impressed that they managed to make something even more outlandish than the source of the alien material already. This takes talent!
The setting is massive
Do you like world Blade Runner? Then you will love a world Super Mario Bros. A movie because it’s just like him. As a kid, I hated this. It couldn’t be further from the mushroom kingdom of video games. But do you know why? In hindsight, it was really hard to decide which Mario game to opt out of at the time. Super Mario World It came out in 1990, so the movie was going to drop out of that game’s world (I mean, the movie has Yoshi. Somewhat).
Are you going to withdraw from Super Mario Bros. 3? Very strange Super Mario Bros.2 With shy, perdue and wart buddies? The original game? In the end, I think they made the right decision to give the movie its unique place, and I actually find it more creative than the game worlds of the time. I mean, again, it’s Mario brothers. Meets Blade Runner. What else could you want?
Bob Hoskins actually makes for a great Mario
It is well documented that Bob Hoskins believes that Super Mario Bros. The movie was the worst movie he had ever made, calling it a “nightmare.” Good! I understand. Comrade – the friend – the man Died almost twice while on set. He didn’t hate John Leguizamo, who played Luigi, as Bob Hoskins, but I also don’t think he was as cool as Luigi (from hell clown spawnanyway). It was very cool.
But Hoskins was a great Mario, even if he hated doing it. He was grouchy, unsettling, funny, and honestly, I think he’s my favorite version of the plumber. Sure, I loved Charles Martinet as the official voice for Mario (and Luigi Wario and Waluigi) in the games, and yes, I loved “Captain” Lou Albano in Super Mario Bros. Super Show!It’s one of the greatest Nintendo cartoons ever, but when it comes to the complete package, Bob Hoskins is my Mario. Let’s just see if Chris Pratt can get past it. Doubtful, but I’ll keep an open mind.
You took real risks
Finally, can we all appreciate what a weird movie this is? I mentioned earlier that she has Princess Daisy instead of Princess Peach, which means she’s Luigi’s love interest, not Mario, but she doesn’t stop there. For one thing, we know that Mario Bros’ full names are actually Mario Mario and Luigi Mario (I mean, that makes sense. They are Mario Bros, after all), but we also get Dennis Hopper Is Dennis Hopper y As Possiblesome Amazing special effects at that timeAnd, again, this wonderful setting.
Yes, I understand that the movie is cheesy. And yes, I understand that there is no such thing as games, but still. How can you not appreciate a movie that has gone too far from its source, and still tries to stay as close as possible? This movie took horrible risks, man, and I love it for that reason. That’s why I’ll be defending her all day, every day, and I don’t care what anyone else says.
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