Many people have fond memories of Super Mario Bros. Nobody has fond memories of this early 90s campy movie.
It's like the creators thought the only important part of the game was that the main characters were plumbers. Nothing else is the same. The names have changed, they're not twins anymore, the dinosaurs are people. It's like if somebody made a movie out of Sonic The Hedgehog starring a horse who collects candy.
Add to that multiple directors, constant rewrites, and a cast that was drinking through the whole experience and you've got the making of a RiaW classic film. New York film student Ben Kegan joins us to talk about the movie's finer points and video game designer Jace Proctor joins us to say racist things about Italian people.