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Sherack Nhar
10-15-2003, 12:55 AM
Some of you will be deeply disappointed, others (probably very few of you) will actually support me, or even cheer for me for making a thread about it *looks at Rhett for support* This is a very important issue... I hope you understand, so brace yourselves.

Super Mario Bros.: The Movie.

I LIKE IT.

In fact, I love it :o Why is everybody bashing this movie? It was mad fun. I still have the VHS (french dub; need to get around to watching the english version), and I still watch it sometimes. It's so entertaining! Whenever you're not laughing at the jokes, you're laughing at the campiness and how ridiculous the movie is!

Yes yes I know, it doesn't really look like the game it was based on, at least on a surface level. But if you look hard enough, there were quite a few similarities with the license. Namely, the storyline... "King Koopa" captures the princess and tries to invade other worlds, and the Mario brothers are the only two people who can stop him.

I thought the characters were spot-on. The chemistry between Hoskins and Leguizamo is simply amazing! You'd really believe they are brothers. Daisy is the usual princess in distress, with enough of a brain for us to respect her. Dennis Hopper makes a very effective campy villain! He's deliciously evil in his role, even though the original character is supposed to be a huge lizard.

The movie is wacky, just like the game but in a different way that works better as a feature film. I don't like it when people complain that it didn't ressemble the games enough. Come on! I don't think a movie about a fat italian plumber literally jumping on turtles in a mushroom kingdom in order to defeat a giant lizard would work very well as a live-action movie.

...Or maybe they should have had a giant gorilla throw barrels at him?

Boba Rhett
10-15-2003, 01:13 AM
You're not alone, Phil!

*Rips off his shirt revealing yet another shirt reading, "I *heart* Super Mario Bros.: The Movie"*

Sure the script wasn't written in a fit of passion and genius and there was some things that I didn't care for, like how Koopa dies at the end but as a whole, I remember enjoying myself! Plus, Samantha Mathis is a total hottie in it. :thumbsup:

Jared
10-15-2003, 05:35 AM
lol there is a movie? ^_^ I wasnt aware of this...

darthfergie
10-15-2003, 05:40 AM
ROTFL

No really sherack...you are alone. I guess the french dub people must have done an amazing job perking up the movie, because it just makes me wince and only occasionally does it bring forth a laugh. If it was done in Mystery Science Theater 3000 then I could see it being hilarious...but no.

STTCT
10-15-2003, 10:49 AM
sorry - i can't relate to the mario movie love.

swphreak
10-15-2003, 10:58 AM
I've seen the movie once or twice on Disney or some other channel. it was pretty entertaining.

Praetorian
10-15-2003, 11:50 AM
:drop2: uhhh...yeah it was entertaining...when I was 8.

STTCT
10-15-2003, 12:02 PM
it ranks right up there with the spice girls movie....

Praetorian
10-15-2003, 12:04 PM
Hey, don't give the spice girls movie that much credit

Darth Groovy
10-15-2003, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by STTCT
it ranks right up there with the spice girls movie....

http://www.themanipulation.com/owned.jpg

HEHE! Add that to the long tradition of video game movies that suck! I have YET to see one break the spell. ;)

Artoo
10-15-2003, 08:17 PM
I've only seen it twice on television, mostly cause I'm lazy, but I thought it to be a hilarious movie.

It's a Bob-omb!

:D

Sherack Nhar
10-15-2003, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
HEHE! Add that to the long tradition of video game movies that suck! I have YET to see one break the spell. ;) Err... Mortal Kombat? Does that ring a bell?

Bob Gnarly
10-15-2003, 09:41 PM
Heh, this is actually the first movie ive seen in the thetres, EVER it was great.

StormHammer
10-16-2003, 12:16 PM
Hey...I remember that film... :eek:

...and wish I didn't. :(

Sivy
10-16-2003, 12:32 PM
I vaguely remember it.
it was on T.V one sunday afternoon and i was bored.
if i remember correctly i thought it was better than i expected.


now i want to get something off my chest...


*takes off bra*

ahhh thats better

:D

Boba Rhett
10-16-2003, 02:11 PM
Much better. :eek:

Praetorian
10-16-2003, 03:40 PM
MUST...BEAT...MEMORY...OF...SIV...WEARING...BRA... OUT...OF...HEAD...

*WHAM!!!* :smash:

W-w-what hap-hap-hapened?

Sivy
10-16-2003, 03:45 PM
sorry it had to go...

the nipple tassels kept hitting me in the eye every time I sat down.

:D

Praetorian
10-16-2003, 03:55 PM
AAAHHHHHHHHH!!! MEMORY RELAPSE!!! I DON'T NEED TO HEAR OR REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR TASSELS EVER AGAIN!!!
Bad mental pictures. Consequences must be paid.

*runs out to garage to find "the tool"*
Now where did Siv go? :chainsaw:

Darth Groovy
10-16-2003, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Sherack Nhar
Err... Mortal Kombat? Does that ring a bell?

Yep, and it started a long line of sucky bonehead soundtrack/action movies that will never go away...:smirk2:

another_trooper
10-16-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Sherack Nhar
Err... Mortal Kombat? Does that ring a bell?

That was the best movie, EVER !!!!!!
About mario bro. though, i never knew there was a movie. . .
Maybe ill look for it at a local video store on a cold, boring VERY lonely winter night. . . ;)

Rogue15
10-17-2003, 02:20 AM
i liked resident evil.

Praetorian
10-17-2003, 12:02 PM
Yeah, and we know the REAL reason you like it, rogue15:D

Sivy
10-17-2003, 12:14 PM
i hear that they're making a 'hitman: codename 47' film

both the games are cool, but i wonder if it will be any good.

STTCT
10-17-2003, 12:17 PM
I liked resident evil too and tomb raider :) I don't care what you guys say about it. It was teh bomb (TR).


:eek:

SIVY! I told you that you couldn't borrow my bra! Eww...now its all dirty

Darth Groovy
10-17-2003, 02:33 PM
Say what you want about me, but Resident Evil was Crap! Even the beautiful Milla Jovavich could not save that rechid excuse of a movie. If I see her do that wall walk again I will puke up one of my major organs.

Think about this for a second kids, you are making a movie based on a video game, that is basically based on another movie (Dawn of the Dead, or Night of the Living Dead, insert your favorite George Romero title here)

The movie was predictable as hell, and pointless most of the time. Another bonehead soundtrack/action flick.

Tomb Raider had potential, I was exited about Angeline Jolie playing Laura Croft, and I was a HUGE fan of the game, but the movie was a convoluted mess, I did not even bother seeing the sequal. It could have been Indiana Jones with sex and finesse, but it was really just about Jolie imitating moves from the game, in between rediculous stunts and fighting a less than believeable enemy...for shame....

Again, I want nothing more than to see a video game based movie that does not suck. Show me the money!

swphreak
10-17-2003, 03:04 PM
you're so picky Groovy :p

Praetorian
10-17-2003, 03:27 PM
I heard Valve put the movie rights for Half-life up for sale. No company has really shown intrest though. I'm not sure if the movie would have any potential anyway.

Now a game that I would like to see in the movies...Max Payne. I haven't played Max Payne 2 yet, but the original had THE BEST STORY EVER!!! It was like reading a really good book, but you were playing it. If they did as good as a job w/ the movie as the writers did w/ the first game, it would rock.

Why do you people keep bring up the whole Siv and the bra thing. It took 28 straight hours of electric shock therapy to forget that terrible mental image the first time. It's like you want me to have to go through that again...

Sherack Nhar
10-17-2003, 08:27 PM
Some games that would work well as a movie if properly done would be probably Max Payne as Praetorian mentionned (as long as they don't rip off the Matrix bullet time as the game did), and Metal Gear Solid... Grim Fandango would work extremely well as an animated movie too! I hope someone from Pixar is reading this ;)

Praetorian
10-17-2003, 10:12 PM
I could definatly see Metal Gear Solid being a good movie. I also agree about having no bullet time in Max Payne. All movies need to stop using it. "It's gettin' really old, really fast!" -Johny Bravo

lukeiamyourdad
10-18-2003, 02:06 AM
although I'm extremely tired of all the bullet time crap, Max Payne was all about bullet time which made the game cool...

Isn't there already a Metal Gear Anime movie?

STTCT
10-18-2003, 05:25 AM
I think they should make Galactic Battlegrounds a movie!!!!!!!




oh wait..... :indif:

Darth Groovy
10-18-2003, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
you're so picky Groovy :p

Why should people pay good money too see a movie that sucks?:confused:

Jared
10-18-2003, 03:32 PM
It's called a date.

Darth Groovy
10-18-2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by TK-421
It's called a date.

Believe it or not, I think you will find that there are other places to take a date besides a movie.

Boba Rhett
10-18-2003, 10:04 PM
A Serious Sam movie? ... What would they base it off of from the game? :indif:

Darth Groovy
10-19-2003, 12:05 PM
I LOVE Serious Sam, but I don't know if it would make a good movie. Unless Bruce Campbell played Serious Sam, and it was directed by Sam Raimi. :D

jediduo
10-19-2003, 07:55 PM
I've played serious sam, and I don't get the quote. "Hail to the King Baby"? What does that mean?

Sherack Nhar
10-19-2003, 08:09 PM
I believe it's in reference to Bruce Campbell's latest flick, Bubba Ho-tep (did I spell that right?).

I gotta admit, a Serious Sam movie featuring him might work :D The premise certainly sounds more appealing than the House of the Dead movie (http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2002-12-18&res=l)...

Boba Rhett
10-19-2003, 08:31 PM
*Screams and throws the Evil Dead trilogy at Phil and jediduo*

darthfergie
10-20-2003, 02:57 AM
wow...you two are kinda clueless...

I've watched Army of Darkness like 40 times and the rest of Evil Dead several times. Wow.

It's good hilarious stuff.

Ash: See this? *This* is my *boom stick*! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. *You got that*?

Ash: Klaatu! Barrada! nnn...Necktie? ...Nickel? ...It's an "N" word, it's definitely an "N" word!

Praetorian
10-20-2003, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by lukeiamyourdad
although I'm extremely tired of all the bullet time crap, Max Payne was all about bullet time which made the game cool...

Isn't there already a Metal Gear Anime movie?
I agree that bullet time made the game cool. But that was really the first major use of it after the Matrix. At that time it was still very cool and exciting. Now, I'm not sure if I would want bullet time in a Max Payne movie.

StormHammer
10-20-2003, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
I sure wish that they would make a 'Clive Barker's Undying' movie.
That and 'American McGee's Alice' and 'Serious Sam' movies.

Wish granted. American McGee's Alice is, as far as I know, in production. It is definitely slated for a movie treatment, along with the new game coming from that stable, about a twisted version of Oz. That was one of the key ideas behind American McGee's new outfit - to tie in to movies, and 'known' properties, like Alice and the land of Oz.

As for other game-to-movie treatments...I'm still waiting for someone to make a movie based on the original Doom. It's been up in the air for such a long time, and they really need to think about setting it in concrete for production. Of course, it needs to be rated 18, not PG-13 as suggested previously.

Other movies in production based on games include Alone In The Dark, which I believe is starring Christian Slater as Edward Carnby.

I also heard some time ago that Max Payne was slated to become a movie - don't know how far that went. Maybe it's in production limbo...

Deus Ex was also suggested for movie material. Don't know how far that went either.

One thing's probably for certain - no matter how good or bad they are, game-to-movie franchises are here to stay.

Darth Homer
10-20-2003, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
*Screams and throws the Evil Dead trilogy at Phil and jediduo*

*Picks up trilogy from where they had landed and tie Sherack & JediDuo up & force them to watch*

MUST....END....IGNORANCE....


For those who have not seen the Evil Dead Trilogy, go rent The Evil Dead, The Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness RIGHT NOW!
They are the greatest campy horror/comedy movies EVAR! Not to mention that they are great movies for Halloween viewing :D

Duke Nukem is just an Ash wanna-be

Hail to the KING, Baby

Sherack Nhar
10-20-2003, 08:35 PM
Hey that's a good idea Homer! I'm probably going to rent them for Halloween night!

jediduo
10-21-2003, 04:15 AM
*struggling against ropes* I....blame.....*thrash* overprotective parents! *still struggling* Tell them, Artoo! Tell them about my parents and FPS's!!! Tell them about The Patriot and Gladiator, which I HAVE YET TO WATCH!!!! *ranting now* TELL THEM ARTOO!!!!

Artoo
10-21-2003, 04:52 PM
The poor soul is now just getting to live after over-protective parents, you gotta let him catch up... JKII, Gladiator, Counter-Strike, and other such wonderfully violent staples that you take for granted he's never had. He's got a lotta living to do know that he's in college.

I however have no excuse and now know what I am going to do on Halloween night. :D

Praetorian
10-21-2003, 07:46 PM
I've got a friend who I can borrow it from. I'll have to ask him. I did see one part of Army of Darkness. "Good...Bad...I've got the gun." (I think that's how he said it anyway)

jediduo
10-22-2003, 10:17 PM
There's hope for me, tho. I've become quite skilled at Counter-Strike, I just bought Max Payne, and I have Jedi Outcast loaded on my CPU. I still need to see those movies, tho. What are they rated?