What to watch: Super Mario Brothers (1993)

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu will be coming out in May 2019. To get into the mood of “Video game movie adaptations that should never have seen the light of day*,” this week’s movie recommendation is the quintessential Super Mario Bros.

(No news yet on the new Super Mario Bros. movie that Nintendo announced in February of last year, in partnership with Illumination.)

Synopsis

Set in dark and dreary Dinohattan, our favourite plumber brothers set out to save a kingdom. There is little jumping, oddly shaped Goombas and… wait, is that YOSHI?!

For Extra Fun

If you like the idea of a dystopian Mario Brothers world, check out “There will be brawl” – a YouTube based mini-series by Machinima.

Links

* May 2019: I would like to apologize: Detective Pikachu does not fit in the category of “Video game movie adaptations that should never have seen the light of day.” It delivers on its promise and does a great job of recreating the Pokéverse.

It’s hard to recommend a good movie. But everyone can laugh at a terrible movie. Which is why “The best worst movies” series focuses on movies that have become iconic for all the wrong reasons. In collaboration with Drunken Cinema and movie-expert Alyssia, we’ll be presenting movies to keep you entertained. Of sorts.

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