Super Mario Bros.: Movie is the most filmed film in the history of video game cinema. I used to believe that was terrible, which is why video game movies are still mocked to this day. But it turns out that’s not true; The film’s failure has less to do with the plot itself (although it’s a rather mythical film) and more to do with the odd moment in American history it comes from.
Before 1993, video games and all related media were considered superficial commercial goods. They were intended for children only and they were considered relatively harmless compared to other media of the era, just as satanic was believed to be. Dungeons and Dragons.
And after that Mortal Kombat came and fundamentally changed the way we, as a culture, talked about video games for decades. That all happened later SMB was a hit at the box office, but the key context to understand is that the film went wrong.
Watch the video above to learn more about the strange and unfair history of Movie Super Mario Bros.and why it’s worth revisiting today.
https://www.polygon.com/videos/22586832/super-mario-bros-movie-history | We were never going to like Super Mario Bros.: The Movie