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Nathan Benkert
« on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This movie, although leaving out some essential portions of the game, i.e. breaking blocks, coins, and the piranha plants (I could be mistaken about that last one; It's been a while since I've seen the movie), does a pretty fair job of conveying the central plotline of the game: the kidnapping of the princess (of whom Peach is her actual name, not Daisy; a common misconception) by Koopa (whose actual name and title is Bowser: King of the Koop), and the antics that Mario and Luigi must go through to save her.  One thing that I highly disliked about this movie is that the ending is left WIIIIIDE open for a sequel to be made, but no such thing happened.  True, since Koopa was 100% dead in the end of the movie, Super Mario Bros. 3 would not be possible, but 2 would absolutely rock as a movie!!  
 One last thing: I don't know about the rest of you, but I LOVE the humor incorporated into the movie.  My favorite scene of all is when Mario and Luigi get the troops to dance and sing in the elevator.  Hilarious!
God Bless!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2004, 10:18:24 AM »

Oh good....two weirdoes playing Mario and Luigi......Suddenly, I am not so eargly waiting a sonic the hedgehog movie anymore.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

How does anyone not know who plays Luigi?  Does no one not recognize John Leguimzamo??  (Kinda funny, a Spanish guy playing an Italian "plumber").  He was also in such movies as Ice Age (he voiced the sloth), To Wong Foo, and Empire.  He was in more movies, but I can't think of them.
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2004, 09:49:58 PM »

I loved this movie. absolutely loved.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

This movie is weird... Unusual... And most of all dumb as hell... And that's why I like (liked? seen it a few times about 4 or 5 years ago, never bothered since then ;P) it.

Don't know if this is an inside joke or not, but "koopa" means "poo" in Polish (written "kupa", but sounds exactly the same). Would be the perfect name for this particular king. ;)
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I actually really like this's funny when its suppoesd to be and even when it's not(the city is obviously a set, Fiona Shaw overacts like hell,etc.) I just saw it recently at the home of a friend who is a big fan and we had fun mocking it ("Is Daniella a hooker?") and defending it at the same time ("Aww, Toad's a NICE Goomba!") It ain't Shakespere, but it's campy and fun.
Some of my favorite moments include the Goombas waltzing in the elevator and Mario hitting on Bertha in the club.
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This article inspired me to go rummaging around for an hour for it. =)

I was obsessed with this movie 8 years ago as a little kid, practically. I knew the characters, and didn't care about how they butchered them and the simple storyline of the game. My theory is: this movie takes place before the games did, so I forgive the huge plot holes and such. I assume Luigi got smarter and grew a mustache later on in life.  

...And I didn't know that since dinosaurs are cold-blooded, the freezing building would've killed them, yet they never even noticed that the heat was off.

BUT, have you considered that this parallel dimension of Brooklyn could also be parallel to the video game Mushroom Kingdom?

I love this movie for all it's flaws: from the fact that despite being de-evolved to Jurassic, Koopa did not change into a lesser form of evolutionary life, to Mario and Luigi finding tower uniforms that don't resemble anything anyone in the towers are wearing. Anyone notice that Koopa called Daisy a mammal at one point? And how Toad sings about having no water, but at the end of the movie, they're dancing in water? And how Toad can still remember how to play the harmonica, despite his brain becoming the size of a fingernail... and even plays it when it's not near his mouth?  

God, I love this movie.
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I originally liked the Mario Bros. movie when I was a kid.  But now that I'm older, I relize something: This is just a movie with the Mario characters' names slapped on it.  Does not follow the games at all (GOMBAS ARE MUSHROOMS WITH EYES!  MUSHROOMS WITH EYES!  AND WHERE THE HELL ARE THE KOOPA TROOPAS?!  AND WHERE'S PRINCESS TOLDSTOOL?!) and it actualy makes Street Fighter better in that aspect.  If your movie makes Street Fighter look good, then rewrite the damn script.
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Heh. This brings back memories.... Yeah, I can kinda see where people don't like it, with the silly "plot" and LARGE diversions from the games - but hey, it's fun to watch and laugh at, if nothing else. XD
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2004, 09:38:13 PM »

« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I wholeheartedly agree with the above comment.  This was a thuroughly entertaining movie, and I reccomend it to aspiring actors who want to study how an actor is supposed to act, aspiring directors who want to see how to make a good movie, or just those like me who want to be entertained from beginning to end.  I believe this film deserves at least 5 slime drops, if not to be taken off this website and considered a "bad movie".  Please, reserve this website for truely bad movies and not great cinematic works of our time.  BUY THIS MOVIE!!  It will be worth the money, trust me.  And as a sidenote, this movie was exactly on target with the video game, with no noticable differences.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

This is one the the best and most realistic movies I've ever seen.  I don't understand why you only gave this move one slime drop.  It not only followed the movie to a tee, but containted some of the greatest acting of our time.  f**k all those who hated on this movie, because I haven't seen a movie with such good dialog, special effects and costume design in at least 12 years.
Richard Maxted
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Stupidly funny film! made me laugh! yes, i've also seen John Leguimzamo in 'Romeo and Juliet' as Tybalt. he was amazin in that film. so that gave him respect from me for Mario Bro's! i don't know bout ne one else, but i think Denise Hopper is really funny, can't act very well, and is always type cast as a bad guy, but still immensely funny and its nice to see him still going in soem films! anyway, an allround OK film. could ave been closer to the stopryline, but hey, that would almost have been impossible, and may have looked quite stupid with a spikey turtle bad guy!
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2004, 12:47:36 AM »

For a super mario movie to work it would have to be fantasy, something like the Wizard of OZ, it cant be some gritty ass sci fi comedy. The goombas and king koopa should of actually looked the way they do in the game not just people with head features. What next sonic the hedgehog the live action movie that is a romance flick with a normal guy wearing a blue mohawk?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

"You know what? While we are speaking about idiotic plot holes, how about we ponder Daisy and Luigi's chemistry. Can the two lovebirds even have sex, let alone children? I mean, the girl came from an egg! Truly, all this deserves the attention of someone with more wisdom and intelligence than myself. All I can do is the literary equivalent of pointing and screaming."

Just to make a point: Luigi (and I'm guessing the actor that plays him) couldn't get a date (let alone laid) with a regular human female if his life depended on it.  To say he can't score with a non-human whose race litterally "went the way of the dinosaur" is just a case of being really mean.  Sure, the idea is as disgusting as any heavy porno with animals can get, but does that give us normal folks the right to judge Luigi?  Afterall, would You be the one to mate with him?  Didn't think so.

PS-please don't take the above seriously, I just wanted to share some humour (however lowbrow it is).
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