Friday, May 23, 2008

Monsterism #43

Movie: The Super Mario Bros.
Subject: King Koopa

I've spoken to too many people down on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull coming down on that movie for what I consider silly reasons. It's almost as though people decided to hate this movie outright and went and saw it anyway. What the hell is the point? There are more reasonable things to complain about surely! You want to talk disappointing movies, let's talk Super Mario Bros.! I don't think any film has been more off the mark in cinema history! It has it's moments, but if they had've removed all references (and very loose ones at that) to the classic video game series then this film would've been a decent sci-fi romp for the family. But no, this is the Super Mario movie and it stinks because of what it is. The moment above was it's blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment of glory. Where King Koopa, who should be a sort of turtle-y dragon thing with red rocker hair turns into a pretty damn inaccurate Tyrannosaur.

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