Posted by AllanIceman

Needs more TANG

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I bought it for $5 at Walmart a while ago, because I remembered snippets of it from when I was a kid.

My god, this isn't even one of those movies that is so bad that it's entertaining. This movie is just bad. It was the most difficult movie-watching struggle of my life just trying to finish it.

Good review.

Posted by Xeiphyer


I liked the editing to put it on the tv in the car XD funny funny!

I had forgotten how bad this movie was =P And I never noticed the devo gun was a super scope XD
Awesome TANG!

Posted by SunKing

I think David Lynch could have done a pretty good job with the source material.

Posted by raidingkvatch
@SunKing: That is precisely what I was thinking

I've never even played a Mario game and I could still tell that this film was a travesty and an insult to the franchise
Posted by mustachioeugene

I can't hide the fact any longer; I saw this in theatres when it was released.  It might have been for someone's birthday.

How utterly sad for Dennis Hopper.

Posted by Ecinsiefil

Do Doom!

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I'm so glad I was too young to see this nightmare of a movie. This TANG confirmed that.

Posted by Sarumarine

Super Mario Bros basically set my expectations for every video game movie ever. This made me realize just how impossible it is to make that transition. And when Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins can't save it... wow, that speaks volumes all on its own. Whenever I hear that someone is going to make a video game movie, I think of Super Mario Bros. and grimace. It set the bar, and it set it low. Or high. Depends on your scale and how you rate EL TERRIBLE.

Posted by okuzy


Posted by Inuzagi

This movie sucked when I was a kid and it will always suck....did I mention I was feeling the pain, while I was watching this little tip down memory lane?

Posted by ohmagnus

this film always confused me, but i loved every minute of it regardless.
DANG! the super koopa cousins!

love it

Posted by LordAndrew

Luigi Mario.


Posted by Akeldama

worst movie of all time?

Posted by KingOfIceland

Man, this movies trippy. and almost completely unrelated to the actual source material.

Posted by Alberto777


Posted by graf1k

I remember when my I made my dad take me to go see this movie. The entire time I kept thinking we must have gone into the wrong theater. God what a pile of shit that movie was. 

Posted by Bartman3010

Makes me wonder if Nintendo would ever bother with a cartoon movie featuring Mario characters. Theres a wealth, a huge amount of cartoony characters they could choose from.

Also, I actually would like someone to draw the actual Mario characters as they would appear in this movie. I want to see Daisy at the end telling the Mario Bros that something went horribly wrong, I want to see the little Toad with a guitar and...I have no idea how they would do the Goomba dancing sequence.

Posted by Sharpfilly

Haha... I used to watch this a lot when I was a kid. I liked it. It might be bad but when you're a kid who plays games, this movie is fun for you, just from references alone. Plus, it's always good for making fun of it while you watch with friends. There has to be bad movies, otherwise how would you know what a good movie is?

Posted by SinGulaR

There were some scenes I don't seem remember. Weird.

Posted by CL60

yay TANG

Posted by Winternet
@Akeldama: Probably
Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

Terrible goddamn movie. I even hated this movie as a kid.

Posted by babz


Posted by sloppyjoe

lol... and I liked this movie when i was little.  so sad..

Posted by Xzeptie

very good job here at TANG. I love this and many of Giantbombs others videos. Keep up the good work ; )

Posted by Dauragon

I remember really liking this movie when I was a kid.

I was a very stupid child

Posted by Relys


Posted by Antichrist2000

Well I still do not see the problem with this movie.
You just have to watch it with a sence of humor.

Posted by sdauz

well at least the producers tried.....but they really should have known better

Posted by HHAP

i don't understand tang sometimes.  As a kid growing up, video game movies were awesome no matter how bad it was.

Posted by Moridin

Fantastic editing.

Anyway, I went to see this in theaters with a buddy of mine. I spilled the popcorn AND the soda all over the floor. He cried. Literally. I think we were like nine or something.

Posted by Jeremy_x

SMB was gold when you watched it as a child, period. Nowadays, meh...

Posted by CitizenKane

I haven't watced that movie in years.  Thanks, Ryan, for reminding me just how terrible it really is.  Also a thanks for now giving me a little urge to watch the movie again.  

Posted by WholeFunShow

I thought that curtain closer was alright, but I'm guessing I'd give it less time if I'd just been forced to watch the entire movie. I thought I heard Yoshi was in it?

Posted by InsanePotato

"I don't need anything with a face!"

Posted by Brontes_Muse

Starting to run out of movies.  

Mortal Kombat II - III - iV
House of the Dead.
Postal (and a few other Uwe Boll Movies)

And that's about it.  

Posted by Death_Burnout

Been waiting for this one!

Posted by stafax

Those are the guys from the "wii would like to play" commercials

Posted by GodPlaysNintendo


I thought this would be one of the first few movies they showed.  I love how the movie ends with a little cliff-hanger, almost like they were SURE that it was going to be a hit that warranted a sequel.  Not even close.  Still, I saw this movie when I was nine, and it immortalized Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo , and Dennis Hopper in my mind.  I didn't know they were great or legendary, but at the end of it, Leguizamo was my new favorite actor simply because he was Luigi (my favorite video game character)

It's a bit weird and way out there, but it's fun.  And hey, Mojo Nixon plays Toad, so that's awesome.  Even in the Mushroom Kindom, his music is banned.
Posted by Sprizmo

Even when I was too young and naive to know what a bad movie was, I remember seeing this in the theater and thinking, "man, this is a bad movie."

Posted by Absurd

Sounds terrible

Posted by GodPlaysNintendo
@Sprizmo said:
" Even when I was too young and naive to know what a bad movie was, I remember seeing this in the theater and thinking, "man, this is a bad movie." "
I do remember watching it and thinking, "This has nothing to do with Super Mario Bros."  My best friend and I had rented it and we both agreed it's not what we wanted to see out of a Mario flick.  It's like Uwe Boll's career was based on this movie.
Posted by Death_Burnout

Awww c'mon Ryan, i grew up watchin this Movie. I know it's bad, but...

Posted by CallMeRotten

I actually saw this in the theaters..*shudder*

Posted by hide

Hahahaha, Ryan on the cars monitor, lmaaao.

Posted by Azteck

I didn't want to see the movie to begin with.. now I definitely don't want to see it.

Edited by SuperfluousMoniker

I can't believe you didn't mention the awesomely bad cliffhanger ending leading to a sequel which I pray never comes. I didn't know about the bit after the credits though.

Posted by Reverseface

When i was younger i thought this movie was AWESOME only because it was super mario. It made no sense to me but i liked the reference i think BA BOOOMBS

Edited by Cerza

LMAO!!! Good God I hated it then and I hate it now. Very nice Ryan, I'm sorry you had to sit through all that and happy you did it for TANG. However, I'm left wondering that since you have now done the Mario Bros. movie, which is the king of the hill in terms of bad video game movies, what else is there? I mean that movie is so bad it makes the Uwe Boll ones look good/descent.