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Desc:An amazing trainwreck
Category:Classic Movies, Fashion
Tags:max headroom, Dennis Hopper, Super Mario Bros, John Leguizamo, Bob Hoskins
Submitted:BIlly Mays Here
Date:03/16/10
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Candlejackv616
This really should have been an animated film, it really should have.

Also I love how they mention how the games have so many characters to draw upon...of which they used almost none for the film. There's something absolutely fascinating watching people who know not one damn thing about the source material there making a film out of.

plus you have to love the Roxette video...what fucking game (let alone a mario bros game) ever looked like that ever in the history of 90s gaming? Brilliant, such absolute abandon for what a videogame is, just fucking amazing.
BIlly Mays Here
I loved how they took character from the game and just went nuts with it. Like making a fish into a huge black lady with spiky armor and jumping boots, or turning Toad into a beatnik, or the Sniffits into gasmask-wearing Mad Max raiders.

BIlly Mays Here
"The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers. It was a f**kin` nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! F**kin` nightmare. F**kin` idiots."

-Bob Hoskins

"I made a picture called Super Mario Bros., and my six-year-old son at the time - he's now 18 - he said, 'Dad, I think you're probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy King Koopa in Super Mario Bros.?' and I said, 'Well Henry, I did that so you could have shoes,' and he said, 'Dad, I don't need shoes that badly.'"

-Dennis Hopper
BHWW
The husband and wife team Hoskins refers to are Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, who had done commercials and directed the original UK "Max Headroom" pilot before going Hollywood. From what I've heard, read, etc. they were considered to be up and coming talent but their Hollywood career derailed between the poorly recieved remake of 1948's "D.O.A." they directed and their shennanigans while directing SMB.

William Burns
The Super Mario Movie is the second-best film adaptation of William Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" ever produced.
oogaBooga
Even as a kid I realized how fucking awful this movie was.
Cube
LEGZAM!
ADnova
Mario Mario. That's what they fucking came up with for a name.

There's no way the film makers actually played a Mario game. I'm guessing they fed an 8 year old some drugs, then asked them to describe what the Mario games were all about. I'm pretty sure this soul-fuck of a movie would be the result.

Koda Maja
This movie is somewhere between an acid trip and a fever dream.
notascientist
You know what - I like this movie. The basic idea is actually pretty interesting, what with the resource scarcity in the parallel universe and the fact that the devolved Mushroom King guy was like taking over the city as fungus.

I mean yes, its nutso and terrible, but eh.
heyitslozeau
I'm with not. Get over it, it's an shitty adaptation but it's a totally fun ridiculous mindfuck.

dead_cat
It had some interesting ideas. Too bad everything was handled so stupidly, it might not have been so unintentionally embarrassing/hilarious.

Spit Spingola
It's pretty amazing to play Super Mario Bros. and decide it should be a weird dark ugly Blade Runner-inspired dystopia. I liked the contrast between the film makers being interviewed outside on a nice sunny day and the film which feels like being knocked to the floor of a crowded Vegas casino.
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