Super Mario Bros. (1993, UK/USA)

Two Brooklyn plumbers warp to another world. In this dimension, the ruler is King Koopa, an evolved dinosaur-man who de-evolves detractors into goombas. It’s up to the brothers to save a Princess who is, surprisingly, not of the Peach persuasion.

Only Nintendo noobs will get excited about this jump from home consoles to the big screen. References to the 2D video game world are sprinkled in like Easter eggs but have little connection to the games. The plot is a convoluted mess that the whole family will find a grind. All the big-name actors involved would later go on to disown it, effectively rendering it abandonware.

Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel.
Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper and Samantha Mathis.
104 Minutes – Rated PG

 

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