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August 15, 2009 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Inglourious Basterds + Mario = Inglourious Plummers.

Side by side comparison, for the curious.
posted by piratebowling (30 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
You had me at giant fake mustache.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 5:58 PM on August 15, 2009


Meh. Can I get a District 9 version? One using a movie I actually care about?
posted by humannaire at 6:09 PM on August 15, 2009


What? You don't care about it? If it's by Quentin Tarantino it's obviously The Best thing Everâ„¢ and deserves your care and attention!

[/endsarcasm](I did like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill a lot, though.)
posted by Askiba at 6:16 PM on August 15, 2009


Metafilter: You had me at giant fake mustache.
posted by verb at 6:16 PM on August 15, 2009


MEH
posted by WCityMike at 6:26 PM on August 15, 2009


That was worse than meh. That was lame.
posted by oddman at 6:40 PM on August 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


What's a plummer?
posted by sourwookie at 6:41 PM on August 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


What? You don't care about it? If it's by Quentin Tarantino it's obviously The Best thing Everâ„¢ and deserves your care and attention!

Um, yeah, I'm not a huge Tarantino groupie. I think more often than not the dude is a hack, and more like a DJ mixing a bunch of film themes together than an original thinker.

However, I do like video games. A lot. I don't know where you got the sense I was fawning over Tarantino in the slightest. If anything, I feel like this pokes fun at how ridiculous and melodramatic the dude is about themes that he professes are big and important, but really he uses as an excuse for him to make a gorey, cartoonishly violent movie.
posted by piratebowling at 6:44 PM on August 15, 2009


Well, statistically speaking he's a Christopher.

On the other hand, he might be a giant bug.
posted by Dumsnill at 6:45 PM on August 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Preview
posted by Dumsnill at 6:45 PM on August 15, 2009


"And I want my shells."

He He He . . .
posted by garnetgirl at 6:47 PM on August 15, 2009


sourwookie: It's an intentional misspelling, to match the original movie title's intentional misspelling.
posted by Pronoiac at 6:47 PM on August 15, 2009


oh.
posted by sourwookie at 6:52 PM on August 15, 2009


I don't know where you got the sense I was fawning over Tarantino in the slightest.

I was talking to hummannaire and being sarcastic in regard to people who actually DO fawn over the man. I agree with your opinion on him, though.
posted by Askiba at 6:57 PM on August 15, 2009


So I won't have to look at Amanda Plummer then?

*clicks link*
posted by Mister_A at 6:58 PM on August 15, 2009


My mistake, Askiba.
posted by piratebowling at 7:03 PM on August 15, 2009


I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Especially the plumbers' responses ("letsa go!").
posted by spiderskull at 7:22 PM on August 15, 2009


I'm not certain Tarantino has ever been about making Big Important Theme movies, and has never been shy about telling the story of how he was a video clerk who watched everything in the store a zillion times and that is what formed his sensibilities. He's not a remix artist. He's a pastiche collage artist. And he's pretty good at what he does. There are not many other movie directors who have only made 5.5 films (not sure if I count Deathproof as a full-fledged Quentin film) and who have had the kind of influence he has.
posted by hippybear at 7:44 PM on August 15, 2009


Come now, guys. Let's not fight. Let's enjoy some more mashings of things up with video games. I personally recommend "99 Problems Zone." And not just because it uses the theme music from one of my favorite levels on Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:46 PM on August 15, 2009


Making Kill Bill grants him a pass for life, in my book. I wouldn't want to live in a world where this movie never happened.
posted by hermitosis at 7:46 PM on August 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Oh hells yes.
posted by chunking express at 8:02 PM on August 15, 2009


I hate Tarantino, but this was hilarious.
posted by moss at 8:21 PM on August 15, 2009


The Inglourious Basterds trailer doesn't really scream "Tarantino" to me in any particular way, other than having violent themes. This is really just a shot-for-shot parody of the trailer itself, so I don't think whether you like Tarantino should influence whether you'll like this.

I liked it, the carved Wario "W", the sinister smile on Peach's face, the running-down-the-hallway-shooting-fireballs, were all neat twists on the theme. It was a funny idea to begin with and this is about as good as I could imagine it being done.
posted by Riki tiki at 8:58 PM on August 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I laughed until tears came out of my eyes. This is really well done and the best thing I have seen recently.

(Except District 9, which didn't make me laugh at all, but you should totally see.)
posted by poe at 9:06 PM on August 15, 2009


District 9 was pretty cool. "Yew fookeen prrrahn"
posted by KokuRyu at 12:10 AM on August 16, 2009


I couldn't hit the back button fast enough.
posted by GavinR at 12:11 AM on August 16, 2009


Is Wario really on the same side as King Koopa? I always thought of Wario as more of a standard-issue asshole than a full-fledged villain.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:00 AM on August 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


It gets complicated. The mushroom kingdom doesn't have sides as such. It is mostly surrounded by a sea of villains, quite a few of which Mario and gang don't end up fighting because they go down in internecine fighting never to be heard from again. Which is why every villain Mario does fight is so world threateningly horrendous. Basic evolutionary principles applied at speed. So no, they aren't on the same side, but Wario is a full-fledged villain in the sense that he has kidnapped the princess, which actually makes him pretty dangerous for the previously mentioned reasons. He doesn't seem very impressive, but he is technically unkillable. I've just devoted more brainpower to Mario villains than I did to cooking breakfast.
posted by Peztopiary at 7:20 AM on August 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


I don't care about Tarantino either way, but I like Mario pretty much. It deserves some props and at the very least a "heh" for the "let's-a go!".
posted by DU at 8:53 AM on August 16, 2009


Agreed -- it could have sucked much more than it did and I would still love it because of the "let's-a go" -- and I think it wins because you don't have to be overly familiar with the Mario universe to get the jokes, but it still doesn't pander...well, not too much.

Yeah, I'm thinking about this too much.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:18 AM on August 16, 2009


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