Jungyeon Roh

An uncomfortably close look at the train wreck that is the Super Mario Bros. film

An uncomfortably close look at the train wreck that is the Super Mario Bros. film

We've all gone through that moment of weakness where you can't believe the Super Mario Bros. movie is as bad as we remember. Then we try to watch it, or maybe our kids try to watch it, and you realize just how batshit crazy it is. There was a time, however, when the movie was supposed to be a big hit, and everyone was sure of its upcoming success. Sure enough to add a hook for a sequel to the end of the film.

This article goes over what went wrong in detail, including the annoying feeling that kids will shut up and enjoy whatever we shove in front of them. Kids, when it comes to entertainment, can be surprisingly savvy, and they're going to reject a movie that shares nothing with the game, and features an odd-looking Dennis Hopper as Koopa.

If you've ever wondering how many writers, designers, actors, and directors it takes to create a giant steaming piece of shit, this is an amazing read.