Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
We’ve seen enough movies based on video games to know that they just don’t seem to work very well for some reason. Whether it’s too much fan service for those who played the games, or maybe video game stories are only fun when you’re the one in control of the main character, Hollywood just can’t crack them.
But before there were dozens of examples of this, Buena Vista Pictures took a swing and missed hard with Super Mario Bros., probably the worst video game movie ever made. Actually, it’s probably one of the worst movies ever made period. And now Honest Trailers has taken aim at the weird half-ass video game movie for your enjoyment.
Watch the Super Mario Bros Honest Trailer after the jump!
Here’s the Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies:
From the strange, germaphobic nature of Koopa (Dennis Hopper) to the unnecessarily abundant practical use of plumbing by Mario Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi Mario (John Leguizamo), it’s all just an absolute mess.
I love that Honest Trailers points out the hard contrast between the brightly colored Super Mario Bros. video games and the “bleak dystopian hellscape” that is Dinohattan. This wholly peculiar and nonsensical place where dinosaurs somehow thrived and evolved and built a Blade Runner-esque underground city isn’t even the tip of this disastrous iceberg.
And even though this movie came out when I was just a kid, I still noticed the similarities between Mario and Bob Hoskins’ character Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, so much that I had no idea that the actor didn’t really talk like that in real life.
Also, this is the first time I’ve heard that Hoskins got injured and dealt with so much physical trauma while making the movie. We would have been so pissed if this was his last movie. Thankfully we got over 20 more years of great acting from Hoskins before he passed away last year. Hopefully he’s laughing at Super Mario Bros. with us in the afterlife.Cool Posts From Around the Web: