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Two brothers pull off the heist of the century when they steal money from a criminal kingpin. The kingpin retaliates by abducting one brother's girlfriend. Now the brothers and their two close allies must team up and rescue her, deal out some pain, and get away with their lives. You may think this sounds vaguely familiar, but you've never seen Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros. depicted like this. Presenting The Brothers Mario [SLYT; contains strong language and scenes of violence; rated M-for-Mature].
posted by Servo5678 (35 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'd probably actually watch this movie, which probably says more about me than anything else.
posted by jquinby at 6:40 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well it certainly beats Super Mario Brothers, that's for sure.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 6:44 AM on December 16, 2010


Wait, what did Mario steal from Bowser before Bowser kidnapped the princess?
posted by DU at 6:47 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


See also: Robot Chicken's take on the genre.
posted by Skorgu at 6:50 AM on December 16, 2010


They totally need to make that into a real game.
posted by King Bee at 6:51 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was great. I like Mario whistling the them at the end, nice touch.
posted by oddman at 6:52 AM on December 16, 2010


Yeah, this is excellent. At first I thought "Oh, it's like The Boondock Saints were Italian and stole Michael Bay's budget...And look, a female character.". But it's far better than that.
posted by hanoixan at 6:52 AM on December 16, 2010


Honestly, this doesn't look substantially better than or different from the terrible live action movie. I mean some different choices have been made, but it's all the same "what if the Mario Bros had to contend with the real world" shorthand with a different kind of cliched and lazy humour.
posted by 256 at 6:57 AM on December 16, 2010


This is really really good.
posted by victors at 6:57 AM on December 16, 2010


The nod to the Zelda cartoons was great. Oh, I see it's the first YouTube comment. I'll be on my way, then.
posted by Space Coyote at 6:58 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


wow! i would totally pay for this movie AND game
posted by liza at 6:59 AM on December 16, 2010


I wasn't sold until the orchestra hits around 1'40".
posted by uncleozzy at 7:01 AM on December 16, 2010


Because what the Mario games have been missing is that we have too many games of bizarre whimsy and not enough where you shoot motherfuckers.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:04 AM on December 16, 2010 [9 favorites]


Have you seen There Will Be Brawl? It's a noir take on Mario and Luigi done by some California students. A kid who randomly friended me on lj wrote some for it.
posted by frecklefaerie at 7:07 AM on December 16, 2010


I liked it, but I think I'm becoming a little saddened that the new creative is simply using other people's ideas and readily available software to, well, mix with another idea. I'd just like to see something a little, well, original once in a while.

Not that I didn't kind of like it, and think that Rockstar should have a chat with Nintendo to see what could be done. Then again, I'm pretty sure (it wasn't credited) that the song they were using seemed to be by John Cena, which is worrisome in its own right.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:09 AM on December 16, 2010


I was never a Nintendo kid or a Mario Brothers fan but that was six kinds of awesome at least.
posted by JaredSeth at 7:12 AM on December 16, 2010


I liked it, but I think I'm becoming a little saddened that the new creative is simply using other people's ideas and readily available software to, well, mix with another idea.

Have you been on the internet lately? I know webcartoonists who have literally started fights with each other over who came up with a gag that co-opted another piece of pop culture first. "No, I made that t-shirt with a pun about Colonel Tigh!" "No, I was the guy who made a 'Han Shot First' T-shirt six months before you did!"

I'm pretty sure 90% of all online commerce for 18-30 year olds is merchandise that makes references to something someone else created.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:19 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]



Honestly, this doesn't look substantially better than or different from the terrible live action movie.


Two points.

One that movie is kinda amazing cause every single character is acting like their in a completely different movie. You don't see messes like that often, so it's fascinating.

It contains one of the finest SOON THE UNIVERSE WILL BE MINE! line readings ever.
posted by The Whelk at 7:24 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Have you been on the internet lately?

More to the point, have you read any history of literature? Shakespeare steals his plots from Holinshead, Virgil is nothing more than Homer Fan-fiction. And seriously, what is up with artists using perspective rather than developing their own techniques?
posted by Francis at 7:27 AM on December 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


That was gangster.
posted by ob at 7:28 AM on December 16, 2010


One that movie is kinda amazing

You're biased.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:29 AM on December 16, 2010


Wait, what did Mario steal from Bowser before Bowser kidnapped the princess?

Well it all started in Bowser's personal menagerie. His girl Pauline was enjoying an afternoon at the gorilla exhibit when Mario busted in with a hammer and stole her away. A kidnapping for a kidnapping... Bowser's just getting even.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:35 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm kind of tired of the fake movie trailers lately. At first they were kind of funny, but now they're rather old and predictable. This was funny for about 20 seconds...
posted by inthe80s at 8:06 AM on December 16, 2010


I liked it, but I think I'm becoming a little saddened that the new creative is simply using other people's ideas and readily available software to, well, mix with another idea.

Ever since the fucking Brothers Grimm, I tell you.
posted by ODiV at 8:06 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Honestly, this doesn't look substantially better than or different from the terrible live action movie.

Nonsense. I think we can all agree that Dennis Hopper's definitive portrayal has set the bar to which all other actors playing King Koopa aspire.
posted by mhoye at 8:07 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Adults and guns make kids game no fun.

Very realistic.
posted by pianomover at 8:46 AM on December 16, 2010


Apparently one of the reasons why the action SMB movie is so ....special is that the director wanted to do some gritty sci-fi thing and the studio really wanted a lighthearted kid's movie and both refused to relent so the result is the complete clashing of tones.
posted by The Whelk at 8:53 AM on December 16, 2010


I'm kind of tired of the fake movie trailers lately. At first they were kind of funny, but now they're rather old and predictable. This was funny for about 20 seconds...

Movie trailers are an art unto themselves, and are often better than the movie they're designed to promote. I like these "fake" movie trailers a lot, because they manage to convey exactly all that's necessary without the need for a crappy movie behind the trailer.
posted by explosion at 9:04 AM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was awesome.
posted by mrbill at 9:24 AM on December 16, 2010


Q: What do you mean, everyone?
A: EV-REEE-ONEEEEEEEE
posted by Venadium at 10:11 AM on December 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


I actually laughed out loud when the Hammer Bros showed up. That was better than I expected.
posted by sugarfish at 10:53 AM on December 16, 2010


More to the point, have you read any history of literature? Shakespeare steals his plots from Holinshead, Virgil is nothing more than Homer Fan-fiction. And seriously, what is up with artists using perspective rather than developing their own techniques?

Virgil delivered AAA quality Iliad fanfic. Going viral, woo!
posted by ersatz at 11:50 AM on December 16, 2010


I love that they included the Shyguys. Well done indeed.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:38 PM on December 16, 2010


I figured it would be a mistake to mention my lack of enthusiasm for covers, mashups, reimaginings, and so on. Yes, it's been going on for a long time, no, I'm not blind to the internet and its trends. Just a bit tired of it. There's some great stuff out there, original ideas, people creating their own characters and storylines. It's just that it's overwhelmed by people using other people's ideas, other people's characters, and so on. I laughed, okay. I thought it was funny. It's just that there's not a single original idea in the whole thing. Not this, not the Yogi Bear thing, not half the shit that makes the rounds these days. All I'm saying is I'd love to see creative people being creative again, rather than relying on established characters to get their name out.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:56 PM on December 16, 2010


Yet another trailer that just gives away the whole story. *sigh*
posted by kmz at 5:04 AM on December 17, 2010


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