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05.28.2013

Ready to feel old? Twenty years ago today SUPER MARIO BROS. was released into theaters. The film was a commercial and critical failure and is usually considered not only one of the worst video game movies of all time but one of the worst movies of all time, period. The film is so bad that most of the stars of SUPER MARIO BROS. have openly trashed it in public, including Bob Hoskins who (to put it lightly) thinks the film was a mistake. 

John Leguizamo has expressed his dislike for the film and his role before (apparently him and Hoskins would get drunk to get through filming because they knew it was going to turn out horrible) but to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary he filmed a nice little message for a SUPER MARIO BROS. movie fansite. In the video Leguizamo talks about how SUPER MARIO BROS. was one of the first video game movies, working with Bob Hoskins and shares a couple of humorous stories from filming the movie.

Leguizamo very easily could have crapped all over the film but in the end that would be crapping on fans of the movie, which do exist. I wouldn't call myself a fan but I've seen the movie multiple times and I'm not talking about when I was nine. I'm glad to see that John Leguizamo can look back and laugh about his experience with SUPER MARIO BROS. but also realizes and appreciates the fact that there are fans of the film out there.

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Extra Tidbit: The narrator of SUPER MARIO BROS. is Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer on The Simpsons.

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2:32PM on 05/28/2013

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12:37PM on 05/28/2013
Open the door
Get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door
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Everybody walk the dinosaur
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11:41AM on 05/28/2013
The movie is Awfully Good!
The movie is Awfully Good!
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11:35AM on 05/28/2013
I will always like the movie, hell my first movie poster was this movie's poster
I will always like the movie, hell my first movie poster was this movie's poster
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11:33AM on 05/28/2013
I still enjoy the hell out of this movie despite its awfulness. MONKEY!
I still enjoy the hell out of this movie despite its awfulness. MONKEY!
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11:30AM on 05/28/2013
I'm glad Leguizamo is able to look back on it with a degree of composure. That movie wasn't his fault. It wasn't Dennis Hopper's fault, and it definitely wasn't Bob Hoskins' fault. Poor Bob Hoskins. Hearing him talk about this movie really makes one want to go over and give him a hug.
I'm glad Leguizamo is able to look back on it with a degree of composure. That movie wasn't his fault. It wasn't Dennis Hopper's fault, and it definitely wasn't Bob Hoskins' fault. Poor Bob Hoskins. Hearing him talk about this movie really makes one want to go over and give him a hug.
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11:29AM on 05/28/2013
Super Mario Bros is before its time. This was the first gritty reboot haha ; )
Super Mario Bros is before its time. This was the first gritty reboot haha ; )
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11:23AM on 05/28/2013

This is my biggest guilty pleasure movie.

It's been over ten years since I watched the movie, but I always did kind of like it, even before it was popular to hate it. It's by no means a good movie, and the ending always bothered me, because I wanted Koopa to get more than just a couple of seconds in his Tyranosaur form. The first thing I ever saw John Leguizamo in. Dennis Hopper probably deserves the most credit for salvaging the movie by not going too over-the-top loony. Listening to Leguizamo talk about it makes me want to go back
It's been over ten years since I watched the movie, but I always did kind of like it, even before it was popular to hate it. It's by no means a good movie, and the ending always bothered me, because I wanted Koopa to get more than just a couple of seconds in his Tyranosaur form. The first thing I ever saw John Leguizamo in. Dennis Hopper probably deserves the most credit for salvaging the movie by not going too over-the-top loony. Listening to Leguizamo talk about it makes me want to go back and watch it again, though, just for kicks.
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10:40AM on 05/28/2013
The movie wasn't that bad, in my opinion any way. The cast helps save the movie from being totally unwatchable. Still, the big jumping boots and that mini walking bomb were awesome.
The movie wasn't that bad, in my opinion any way. The cast helps save the movie from being totally unwatchable. Still, the big jumping boots and that mini walking bomb were awesome.
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10:38AM on 05/28/2013
There's no defending the movie. It in no way is a good movie and strays so far off the mark from the video game that you're kind of left wondering "what was the point?" But I'm not sure, there's something about the movie that when it comes on, I don't mind sitting down to watch it. And it's not one of those "it's so bad, it's good" type of things. I guess it's just one of those things you love to hate......
There's no defending the movie. It in no way is a good movie and strays so far off the mark from the video game that you're kind of left wondering "what was the point?" But I'm not sure, there's something about the movie that when it comes on, I don't mind sitting down to watch it. And it's not one of those "it's so bad, it's good" type of things. I guess it's just one of those things you love to hate......
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10:30AM on 05/28/2013
I remember being 11 watching this, but still old enough to think it sucked balls. Yoshi, why are you a Velociraptor?
I remember being 11 watching this, but still old enough to think it sucked balls. Yoshi, why are you a Velociraptor?
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10:28AM on 05/28/2013

Ba-Bomb!

Whatever, I still think Dennis Hopper was the shit in this movie.
Whatever, I still think Dennis Hopper was the shit in this movie.
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10:18AM on 05/28/2013
You know, when you know something is bad, but you like it anyway and are almost happy to say ' yes, I like it and fuck you if it's a problem for you ' ? Whatever it is movies, music, food or even people... Well, that's EXACTLY the way I feel about this film !
You know, when you know something is bad, but you like it anyway and are almost happy to say ' yes, I like it and fuck you if it's a problem for you ' ? Whatever it is movies, music, food or even people... Well, that's EXACTLY the way I feel about this film !
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