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Super Mario Bros. The Movie Is Getting A Blu-Ray Release

1993’s Super Mario Bros. The Movie is infamous for many reasons. However, it’s still a piece of Nintendo’s history and should be remembered. Luckily, the film is being re-released on Blu-Ray in February 2017. Preorders for a Limited Edition Steelbook edition are already open from the UK retailer Zavvi. While the Blu-Ray’s fate outside the U.K is unknown, it seems likely that a U.S release will come eventually. Have you seen the film? Give your thoughts below.

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    1. Its over 90% canon to the video games. You can look it up online. I also posted in this comment section a liitle explaination of some of the movie, but it takes forever to explain everything thats from the video games.

  1. I love this movie, but thats because I’m any person under age 35. We people under age 35 also love the Ghostbusters reboot, and love the upcoming Power Rangers reboot comin in March 24, from what we’ve seen in the teaser trailer. This mario movie takes place in Daisy’s kingdom which is in the middle of a desert called Sarasaul land or something like that. And Mario’s first girlfriend from Donkey Kong is his girlfriend in this movie….toadstool (princess peach) was always Mario’s second. The movie is based on super Mario bros 1 to 3 & Mario bros & super Mario world mostly, but also stuff from wrecking crew & donkey Kong. Its over 90% canon. If you hate the movie, then blame Miyamoto for not doing a proper story arc every time he made a game.

    1. I’m under 35 and I found the Ghostbusters reboot to be appalling. It was completely dull and lifeless. The characters were stereotypes, they had no chemistry, and they were far from funny. The improv was so bad it hurt the pacing of the film. They lingered on bad jokes and ran other bad joke into the ground. They even ignored their own rules when it comes to actually catching ghosts. The villain was uninspired, uninteresting, and didn’t deserve the 3rd act set piece he got. Sony ran with this weird misogynist campaign leading up to the release and the funny thing is; every male character in the movie was either a jerk or unbelievably stupid. This was a bad film. A really bad, bad film on all accounts. Don’t lump everyone under 35 in a ridiculous category or you’ll risk becoming the very thing you think you hate.

      1. I can’t comment on the movie itself but the marketing trying to defend the movie by claiming everyone who hated the reboot was just a woman hating misogynist and should be ignored really pissed me off. I’m gonna do to the Ghostbusters reboot what I did to the Fantastic Four reboot: wait for it to show up on HBO or Cinemax.

        Speaking of Fantastic Four, it would have been better off as an original movie with nothing connecting it to the Fantastic Four. It was like they took someone’s original script then shoved Fantastic Four characters into the damn thing in some vain attempt to sell an original idea using brand recognition.

        1. You’ll love it. I’m glad dan and bill turn down the other reboots and sequels. As a bonus this movie makes great use of 3D. Saw it in 4D. When fantastic 4 director cancelled 3D, I knew it would be a crappy movie. The best part of Ghostbusters is the last 30 minutes which is what it all lead to. The barrier between hell and earth gets destroy at the start of act 3.

          1. The film erupts into the same “sky beam” 3rd act that so many other films did before it. They didn’t even bother explaining how a normal every day Joe was able to conjure up that kind of power in the first place. The first movie had a demigod drawing power, this one is a scorned nerd with a ghost book. It doesn’t make sense. This reboot was a waste of a brand name and it’s a stain on the franchise.

            1. This reboot was set up for sequels. Like their hair turning white when escaping the portal to hell, and why come one of them was haunted by a ghost during her childhood, and so fort. Plus they did explain the guy a good bit, he got the knowledge from book the Ghostbusters published, and he sees things no one else sees, and deleted scenes show more, like when earl is trap in that woman’s back.

              1. Let me start with this; I can appreciate that you like these movies. You and I have vastly different taste in film and that’s perfectly fine. But, in my humble opinion, Ghostbusters and TMNT Out of the Shadows were legitimately bad films… The white hair was a really lame gag, the villain was extremely underdeveloped, and the extended cut of the film made all the things I hated about this movie drag on for even longer. Rowan’s development is as follows; scorned nerd, interest in the paranormal, acquires god like power in the end. There is nothing in between that helps us understand how this character made his way through his arch. He just is and we’re supposed to accept it. And the whole sequel thing… I understand movies are made to be franchises in this day and age but all the Marvel movies can stand on their own. You can watch Iron Man and be satisfied with the entirety of the story without having to worry about seeing the sequel. “They thought they’d get a sequel” is no excuse for bad writing and aimless character motivation. Out of the Shadows was dumb fun sure, but they had just as many missteps as the first one. No character development, aimless direction, and a 3rd act sky battle. Not to mention the fact that everyone has a dormant animal gene and that’s how we finally get Bebop and Rocksteady? Splinter learned martial arts from a book? April raised the turtles? I know the turtles movies are just dumb fun, I can accept that. But Ghostbusters wasn’t dumb fun. Even the widely panned ’91 sequel had more depth than this reboot. Paul Feig was simply the wrong person for this job and we got an insulting SNL sketch of what Ghostbusters used to be.

                1. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

                  I think I recall one person jokingly calling the movie Bridesmaids 2 at one point. xD

                  1. Exactly! And for that brand of humor it’s… actually still pretty bad… But Ghostbusters was far from this brand of humor. It was smart, clever, subtle, and most important; meaningful. It was about a few losers who finally got kicked out of their cushy jobs and are forced to put together this crazy business idea. They had to take out third mortgages and buy run down cars and equipment. They had to get creative with their limitations. The fact that they were funny was because their characters were naturally funny. The paranormal stuff and special effects were elements that tied the film together in a unique way. This new one doesn’t touch on any of this. It is unbelievably shallow.

                2. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

                  Michael Bay is the Uwe Boll of movies based on our childhoods: he shouldn’t be getting jobs with directing or producing them! Transformers was great til the sequel & TMNT has felt like a big fuck you from him because we all unanimously shot down his stupid idea to turn the turtles into fucking aliens! I hope he is kept far, far away from He-Man, Thundercats, & the like.

                  1. The Turtles were never going to be aliens. They said the ooze is of alien origin, and everyone misinterpreted it as the turtles being aliens. Everyone on the internet are just misinforming each other on that.

                3. I agree about Rowan being an underdeveloped villain, the only thing I liked about him was what he turn into.

                  1. I wanted to like the logo thing… I really did but I didn’t feel like the film earned it in the end. And he just killed himself… Sure, on his portal thing but how does that guarantee he has power in the afterlife? How does that guarantee he will have control of the other angry ghosts? or be able to possess people? Or grow into a 100 foot squishy marshmallow ghost? We’re just supposed to just accept it… It’s lazy writing.

                    1. I don’t think he’s suppose to be that powerful in the afterlife. Plus doesn’t hell have satan, the ultimate paranormal being. And ghost as well as their slime seem to have always been attracted to Eric, so I would like a sequel to make up a good backstory to that. The Ghostbusters are the ones who reversed the portal into a giant ghost trap, and still needed to get him to loosen up to take him in with all the other ghost, so the portal can close.

                4. Ghostbusters 3 would have been more crap then 2, and you know it. If you didn’t like 2, you were never going to like 3. Bill Murray knew this about himself. Ghostbusters 2 came out in 1989 where I am, America. Robocop 2 came out before Robocop 1 over here in the United States, because the writers suffer from writer’s block, so they release the sequel while they were still writing the first movie, eventually they finish writing Robocop 1 and released it after Robocop 2, its the only time in American history that a part 2 movie was release before a part 1.

                  1. I’ll agree that Ghostbusters: Hell Bent or whatever it was morphing into didn’t sound all that great, however this interview in 2013 really had me excited; In an interview with Larry King, Dan Aykroyd reveals the overall story for Ghostbusters 3. “It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University,” says Aykroyd. “The world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that’s being done. Ghostbusters — new Ghostbusters — have to come and solve the problem.” THIS would have been great!! A passing of the torch story is what this franchise deserved. Even if it was just Ray and Winston still doing Ghostbusters work and they had college students running around doing the actual Ghostbusting. THAT would have been so much better than what we got. Explain that Egon blew himself up in an incredible experiment or maybe he was heading the Columbia University particle physics work and the experiment that took his life also ripped a hole in time and space or whatever. Get a cameo of Peter in there so he doesn’t have to do the whole movie and focus on the new blood. Then, THEN we can do spin off films like the reboot with the 4 girls in Boston or whatever. EVERYONE would have accepted this and the reboot would have been received in a better light. Plus, the idea of the Ghostbusters movie being inspired by real science is perfect. Grounded in reality yet playing with the supernatural is what was great about the first 2 films. Well, not so much the sequel but I still love that movie despite all of it’s flaws. Also, Kevin is far from Kramer. Kramer at least had street smarts. He was wheeling and dealing all the time, he goofed up everything but he was so much smarter than Kevin. Who was unbelievably dumb. Covering your eyes when something so loud hurts your ears..?

                    1. The Thot actor did improv to make the character funnier apparently. So you’ll have to take it up with him. One of the sequels of this movie can do a crossover with the original movie’s universe….remember when New York was transformed into the 1970/1980’s. This movie reboot is set up for many sequels, so expect Sony to recycle those scripts.

          2. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

            I’m pretty sure I won’t. I don’t like nor will I ever like slapstick comedy in my Ghostbusters. It doesn’t fit at all. Ghostbusters is supposed to be a semi-serious movie & it can’t be that with that kind of comedy style.

              1. It’s not serious at all… McKinnon’s character is a living cartoon, the villain gains god like power out of nowhere, all the original cast cameos are insulting and pointless, our main characters don’t take anything seriously even when they’re kicked out of their respected positions and have to move into a Chinese food joint to start their own business. They don’t even take their business seriously because they hire an idiot to answer the phone. They catch ONE ghost and let it GO. Their JOB is to catch ghosts. There isn’t a semi-serious bone in this entire movie.

                1. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

                  They let that ghost go all because one of them wanted to prove to a man that a woman can be just as good a scientist as a man if not better. Feig & others dared to call us sexist yet one of the male characters (their receptionist) in the movie was made to be giant idiot. Meanwhile, the original’s receptionist was actually an intelligent woman. Yeah, the movie totally wasn’t guilty of doing what they accused some of us angry fans of being.

                  1. The man was a skeptic who didn’t believe any man nor woman had caught a ghost for real. The only person who freed the ghost was Eric because of her hurtful childhood of no one but Abby believing her, and all the BS like therapy she had to go through as a child.

                    1. Yes! Some actual character development! But then the movie just skips along, they killed a man who was publicly challenging them and the movie glosses over it! They even jab us fans by saying “he didn’t have what it takes to be a Ghostbuster”!! They just openly insulted one of the BEST Ghostbusters and we as fans are supposed to laugh? This is my problem with this movie. They have a little character work, then a long sting of bad jokes with an insult here and there, maybe a little more character stuff, followed by a long sting of bad jokes, and the sky beam finale…

                  2. The receptionist was basically Kramer from Seinfeld. Kevin, Kramer. The filmmakers bragged about that. I personally like the Seinfeld series inspiration of Kramer in the Ghostbusters movie. His name is Kevin and he wears glasses, but other than that, he is a perfect copy and paste. I love Kevin and Patty and Abby and Holtzmann (my favorite one). I like Eric to a minor extant.

                  3. To be fair, almost nothing happened in FF reboot, because it was a set up for the sequel. They’ve been dumbing down movies to expand the audience into a bunch of foreign countries to increase the size of the global audience. But I agree that at this point they need to go back to once again having more stories & plots and complicated storylines and not dumbing anything down. Anime gets more popular because of more. Dragonball evolution should have had more stories & plots and do the big reveal of Goku origins. At least they did Dragonball original series in the movie, but they should have also did Dragonball Z in the same movie, and allow it to be more than 2 hours long.

                2. They could only afford the Chinese restaurant. Kramer, sorry I mean Kevin, was the only person who applied for the job, and they didn’t want to hire him but had no one else. McKinnon character Holtzmann is a pam-sexual. And the villain used the ghost portal machine to die, to jack up his paranormal levels to an insane high.

                3. I like that the government covered up the death of bill character, and that the mayor is working with them. It can lead to good sequels, like Ghostbusters vs. The government, and alien ghost.

                  1. Eh… I don’t think this is going to get a sequel. It wasn’t the success that Sony wanted it to be and even though it made okay money it lost money in the end. There are rumors of a CG animated film in 2018 but I’m not sure if that was going to be a continuation of the reboot or something else entirely. Either way, I hope they give the brand back to Reitman and I hope they learn from this mistake. I’m glad you liked it and good on you for defending it. It was just a slap in the face for me personally.

                    1. The movie made $150 million in product placement, plus $229 million in box office. Only needed $278 million to make a profit ($144 million film budget, and the rest was everything else). The physical media cost very little money but made lots of profit. And the digital copies made a killing in profit. Sony said they’re making Ghostbusters into a big franchise. Not only are live-action sequels in the works, but also a cartoon show and pg rated animated movie.

                    2. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

                      In other words, they intend to make a sequel in the hopes it does better than the first so they can justify the first one’s failure. I wonder if that plan worked with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Tank Turtles with it’s sequel. Ugh! If it works for them with those movies, Fox might actually try to make a sequel to their horrible Fantastic Four reboot, too… :/

                    3. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

                      I guess there is a lesson to be learned here. It doesn’t matter how terrible or shitty your movie is as long as you bank off of things like product placement, toys, and/or collectible figures.

          3. Ridley 4 Smash Switch X3 (Dragon Ball Super & the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai both air 1/7/17 on ! Yay!) says:

            Now will I like & enjoy it? Most likely since I did enjoy & like the Fantastic Four reboot. But the thing is: I won’t enjoy & like it for the same reasons the studio is hoping I’ll like it for. I won’t like & enjoy it as a Ghostbusters movie just like I didn’t enjoy F4 reboot as a Fantastic Four movie. They just pulled a Doom where they tried to use brand recognition to sell a movie that is NOTHING like the franchise it’s supposed to be based on. The only thing the Doom movie had in common with the games was the designs of the monsters. Nothing more, nothing less. In fact, it felt more like a Resident Evil movie with Doom monsters thrown in instead of Resident Evil monsters.

        2. Yeah, it’s not worth spending any money on… It’s a real sad SNL sketch of what the Ghostbusters used to be. Didn’t see Fantastic Four, but I know all about what the studio did to that thing in the end. Too bad.

          1. Those movies (Fantastic Four & Teenage mutant ninja turtles) are set up for the sequels, to dumb things down to select European audiences and Australia. Look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 out of the shadows, it was truely a good movie. Fantastic Four 2 will be good, the first movie just sets things up for the real movies for these 2 films (FF & TMNT). When the director of FF says he cancelled 3D for a more immersive experience, it means the 2015 Fantastic Four movie isn’t worth your money.

    2. However, I love The Super Mario Bros. movie. But I do recognize the issues it has. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine and I’m not afraid to admit it.

    3. I’m sorry… but all of those reboots are or look awful (at least for me)… I am a person under 35 and i loved the originals and hated the reboots…
      This movie.. it was just awful.. i remember watching it in hopes to seeing Yoshi and Bowser more realistically… i got what i wanted but one looked like it came from Jurassic park and the other… well let me just stop there…
      I think i even remember seeing a Goomba that didn’t look at all like one… were those the tall green dudes?
      Anyways, that is what i feel about the movie, i respect that you like it as we are entitled to like different things.

      1. The dinosaurs come from super Mario World. Also you should rewatch original movies with modern day eyes, they are crap now.

        1. And yes, i know my history of Super Mario games… it’s just that this movie was so awful (for me)…i know there were dinosaurs in Super Mario World… but Yoshi looked like a small Velociraptor… he looked vicious and not cute… :v
          And i actually prefered the movie effects from those movies more than the ones from now… they all look all too CGI… (some of them at least, most looked crappy i know).

    4. im 20 yrs under 35 and i disagree, the ghostbusters reboot was trash, the power rangers reboot looks trash to me, and 90% cannon doesn’t make it like the games, it shouldnt be like the games as it is a movie, doesnt change my opinion of the movie which is to say it sux

      1. You claim you’re born after 1993 but prefer 80’s Ghostbusters movie and 1993 power rangers over the reboots. Yeah right, you’re a phony, a fraud, a fake, a con artist; like Donald Trump. You’re completely full of crap.

  2. For some reason I remember liking this movie, maybe I should just cherish that memory and not watch it now.

    1. Daisy comes from a place where beings hatch from eggs and dinosaurs are referenced in Super Mario World.

    1. I remember that wind-up bob-omb near the end, and those huge people with tiny dinosaur heads in the elevator, then mario or luigi starts bobbing them left and right til eventually they all fuckin bob left and right …. such a stupid movie…….. even kid version me thought it was dumb.

        1. Funny you should say that about Yoshi! lol Fun fact if you don’t know it already by some chance: Contrary to popular belief, velociraptors aren’t as big as Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park would have you believe. They are not much bigger than chickens. In reality, the raptors Michael describes in Jurassic Park are called deinonychus, not velociraptors. He did the name swap because velociraptor was scarier.

          1. Thanks for the info =). I’m glad that you know that, because a lot don’t. I’ve known that for a while; I always thought of raptors from Jurassic Park as something between the size of a Deinonychus and Utah raptors. I’ve spoke with and met the paleontologist Jack Horner that helped contribute ideas to the first Jurassic Park movie, including the theory of birds evolving from certain dinosaurs.

    1. Pauline is mario’s first girlfriend, that just leaves daisy for the first movie. Heard of a sequel a few years ago, but don’t know what happened to it.

  3. All live action video game movies are shit, period.

    And no, don’t pull the whole “creative liberties card”. The Pokémon movies always get it right just like the Yo-Kai Watch movies being faithful to the games. What’s the excuse for American companies doing the same for Dead or Alive, Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Tomb Riader, Resident Evil, etc?

    1. Resident Evil 1 and Tomb Raider 1 was good. And I heard RE 4 was like a beta, while RE 5 & up are good. Mortal Kombat movies were good. Double Dragon, maybe ok, I don’t really remember.

  4. I myself still prefer DVD’s over Blu-ray. I’ve never been able to see enough difference in Blu-ray (aside from more space for extra content) to feel it’s worth paying the higher prices.

    I bought a couple seasons of the Simpsons on Blu-ray, but I always kind of regretted it. Not to mention, the DVD sets had much more artwork.

    1. Anything thats not 3D blu-ray & 4K ultra HD (its also 3D) is less then $30 at retail. 3D dominates physical media.

  5. It’s one of those movies that if it had been something original, and not attached to Mario games at all, it could have been considered better than it was i would think.
    I still love the movie, but no it was not perfect.

  6. OMG… i know im the only person on this world who loves the movie :-)
    for 3 weeks i looked the movie again.
    serious… i seen it over 10 times.
    Mini Bomb *lol*

  7. I have this on DVD already. Back in 2011, I gathered some college friends who never saw it before and we watched it in my dorm’s lounge. When we got to the part where

    SPOILER ALERT…

    Koopa disintegrates the Twin Towers

    My friends and I all went “aaaauugh, too… soon? Wait, this was made in 93.”

    We all laughed and cringed together. Good times.

  8. Correct me if I’m wrong, but after the directors were switched and the production/script went to $h-t, didn’t the actors drink excessively and do pot to deal with it? God knows I felt like I could’ve used a drink after I saw this movie. x_x

    1. That’s because the script kept changing. They stop doing that when they finally had the finished script and finally started shooting the film

  9. For many, this is a guilty pleasure. If not for the fact I love a good majority of the actors in this movie and felt they made the movie better than what it should have been, I’d probably hate this movie with a passion. I wonder if I could find it on the PS Store by any chance. xD

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