"You're a plumber, Mario. You need to stop doing so many mushrooms!"
March 19, 2011 11:31 AM   Subscribe

What if Mario was really just drug-addled and lovesick? [SLYT] Filmmaker Joe Nicolosi's short film remakes Super Mario as indie flick, produced for South by Southwest. WARNING: May contain content hipsters find appealing.
posted by Fizz (24 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Interesting choice of tags!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:38 AM on March 19, 2011

Brilliant! After watching it 20 times this week I never want to see it again. They played before over half the movies at the film festival.
posted by eugenen at 11:39 AM on March 19, 2011

Haha, sorry was going to post somethign else. Changing as we speak.
posted by Fizz at 11:39 AM on March 19, 2011

This parody feels a little sloppy. If they were going for the indie-flick vibe, they really chose the wrong soundtrack, and if they were going for a hollywood feel, the fool of the film is all wrong.

Maybe I'm just spoiled by the God of War Indie Flick and the Zelda 80's movie which I feel like 1) make their video game references less awkwardly and 2) parody their respective film styles in a much better way.
posted by piratebowling at 11:44 AM on March 19, 2011 [12 favorites]

Peaches was a princess.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:20 PM on March 19, 2011

I don't get it?
posted by cmp4Meta at 12:32 PM on March 19, 2011

Seen it! Didn't particularly care for it. It plays like a poorly-executed College Humor skit.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:36 PM on March 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

This:People who want to make real movies :: Gwenneth's record deal:real musicians
posted by drjimmy11 at 12:36 PM on March 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Not bad, not bad... I still prefer The Brothers Mario.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 1:59 PM on March 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

This:People who want to make real movies :: Gwenneth's record deal:real musicians

Maybe it's just because I'm a sucker for Mario-inspired fun, but I thought this was really well done. To each his own, but calling it out because it's not a "real movie" (whatever the hell that means) is just so utterly joyless I don't even know where to begin.

If you're someone who thinks of yourself as someone who wants to make "real movies," it's a shame you can't respect the craft involved in putting this together. Even if you don't like the finished product, it's pretty apparent that something like this takes a lot of time, not to mention passion. Haters gonna hate, I guess.
posted by dhammond at 2:52 PM on March 19, 2011 [7 favorites]

posted by jeffburdges at 3:23 PM on March 19, 2011

Bowser as the asshole yuppie douchbag - the natural enemy of hipsters! - is kind of genius. I am also liking the message that you can't win the girl back like a prize without consulting her. The drug bits are nicely done - I especially like the scene with the star-pills and strobe lights.

I think it'd feel a little less forced if Mario and Luigi were construction workers, not plumbers. Hipsters don't have solid blue-collar technical skills training. Other than that, this is great and y'all are haters.

Hipster Mario, Douchebag Bowser and what happens when you do too many Mushrooms: now with bonus Mario is Missing reference!
posted by subdee at 3:29 PM on March 19, 2011

I was waiting for the part where he stomped on the turtle and then repeatedly kicked it into the stairs.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:12 PM on March 19, 2011

I enjoyed it. By the way, everybody is somebody's hipster.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 4:40 PM on March 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

One man's floor is another man's hipster.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 4:49 PM on March 19, 2011

Shooting from the hipster.
posted by oxford blue at 5:03 PM on March 19, 2011

This too
posted by Saddo at 5:05 PM on March 19, 2011

Aw, I really liked this.

Also the Inception Soundtrack is now the standard trailer music everything.

also a lot of people I know that you would call hipsters do work blue collar jobs. I'm reminded of Edmund White in States Of Desire talking about how so many young gay men he knew in the 70s went into construction or such, cause it had all these manly trappings they liked and paid realy well. I wonder how they would have gone differently if not for AIDS.
posted by The Whelk at 5:19 PM on March 19, 2011

The Whelk—I was just relieved they didn't use this
posted by oxford blue at 6:01 PM on March 19, 2011

I'm not a cinematographer, but I appreciate a little craft.

No amount of craft can make up for that mustache.

I mean, look at it!
posted by BeerFilter at 9:24 PM on March 19, 2011

Mario is Missing? That was a hit below the belt, film-maker. I actually 'played' that.

Anyway, this thread has some fantastic links. More links:

Our poor Yoshis have been struggling for years

The People's Mario
posted by ersatz at 8:57 AM on March 20, 2011

I thought Bowser was supposed to be the hipster - at least, that's how I always imagined them, as upper-middle-class artsy-fartsy types. (I too am one, I suppose.)

I would totally watch this movie.
posted by divabat at 4:03 AM on March 21, 2011

I am sorry I missed SXSW film this year... this does remind me of something the Alamo Drafthouse boys would create... which means, I like it! And no worries... I missed the film cause I was too busy rocking the east side non-sponsored sxsw events for free!
posted by Fascinationist at 9:00 AM on March 21, 2011

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