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The Story Behind the Super Mario Bros. Movie Extended Cut

The Story Behind the Super Mario Bros. Movie Extended Cut

There are some who would have you believe that Super Mario Bros, the 1993 live-action film based on the hit Nintendo franchise, is a bad movie.

The late, great, Bob Hoskins, who actually starred as Mario, was one of them.

“It was a fuckin’ nightmare,” Hoskins told The Guardian in 2007. “The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent…! Fuckin’ nightmare. Fuckin’ idiots.”

Time is a great healer though and while Hoskins continued to rank the movie as his worst long after he retired, the bold ambition and inventiveness of Super Mario Bros. has seen it undergo something of a critical reappraisal over the past decade.

The Original Super Mario Bros. Movie

Directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel were best known for their work on the visually arresting cult TV series Max Headroom when they landed the gig of translating the

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