Super Mario Bros Movie – Nostalgia Critic

The Nostalgia Critic reviews 1993’s crapfest video game movie, Super Mario Bros Movie.

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  1. Never seen this movie. Just barely heard of it. Enjoy playing the video games. Why did they decide to make those midgety things that are mostly just head and feet into tall dudes with tiny heads? Why didn’t the Critic even acknowledge the woman’s foot in a high heel massaging the police guy’s shoulder? I think that’s a very strange moment worth mentioning.

  2. Fuck all of you even if its not like Super Mario game its still a great movie
    Why do you had to make them game there a Family not insect he was like LIKE a father

  3. Ok, since there are people here obviously oblivious to what had happened during filming… Anthony Hopkins and John Leguizamo had almost entirely similar points of views from the film, thinking it was the worst film they have ever done and often getting drunk for the set. Yes, they were often drunk during their scenes with the getting arrested and the few action scenes they do. They even knew in their minds it would be bad.

    With only $2 million as a budget, this film had apparently went way over budget and between the time it took to make, there were numerous arguing figure heads between how it should be directed. The studio was wanting it to be more family friendly, meanwhile the directors wanted it to be more adult-like. Either way, each of the two directors wanted their own ways.

    Overall I personally liked the look of the movie, despite Yoshi being a baby dinosaur that looks like he was the spawn for a sitcom or Godzilla. The only real memorable scenes for me are really only the fact that Koopa had a machine that could change people into Goombas. The Goombas didn’t look all that impressive either to be honest, but in my mind as a kid I enjoyed it. The film is only enjoyable the first time…the second time is kind of just sad. With the hundreds upon hundreds of nostalgic games and anime/American cartoons I own, this is unlikely one I will ever place into my collection anytime soon.

    I might have watched it in theaters, but I don’t remember. I do remember watching Rush Hour 2 though, but it was a much better put-together movie. Oh and by the way, I have been laughing my ass off the whole day so far at all the tv shows and movies you have been looking back on. Maybe it is just me, but it was probably the fact you shove a certain scene on screen and then I start to realize how hilariously stupid it was before you even dare explain it or show expression from it. Like how Tentacles saves everyone in the realistic-looking Titanic animated movie, or the Jeep in Turkish Rambo. Really really pretty damn funny.

    Thank you Critic. :’)

  4. I once read this story on the internet:

    So Dennis Hopper’s son (pretty young at the time) was watching this movie at home. He then turned to his dad and asked why he did this movie. Hopper said “Well, to make sure you have shoes to wear.” His son then said “Dad, I don’t need shoes that badly.”

    I don’t know if this is true or not, but I won’t be surprised if it was.

  5. Love these old videos.

  6. This was the first nostalgia critic I saw and it had me rolling with laughter. Mario Bros. is one of those hilariously awful movies, right up there with Dungeons and Dragons.

  7. I liked this movie a lot. I can usually separate adaptations from their source material. I just watch it as a movie and not think of it as Mario Bros. the game. I think for me it falls into the ‘so bad, it’s good’ category, especially Hopper.

  8. Cool, all the old nostalgia critic reviews are back in order

  9. Yeah, because Mario was the second review after Transformers, not the CloverField trailer. The Transformers movie was his first video, the Harry Potter 7 launch was his second, and The Mario movie was his third video. That’s what I’ve looked on Wikipedia.

  10. So u can tell all of these are in the right order.

  11. Actually I was wrong. This review came out after the Ninja Turtles movies review because the top 11 scariest nostalgic moments was the 3rd video after Transformers and Harry Potter. Because if it says Happy Halloween at the end, then that’s the third video uploaded on Oct. 31st 2007. Super Mario Bros. the movie uploaded on Apr. 12 2008 after Ninja Turtles the movies.

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