This isn’t your Nintendo game, this is all together something different and is sure to bring a smile to your face. Even if you have never played the game you are going to enjoy this film. If your a purist as far as game go then DON’T SEE this film. This is nothing like the video game, it is just based loosely on it.
The Mario brothers are trying to get work but Scapelli is always getting there first and in there way. While trying to get the job and get the job done they meet the likable Daisy played by Samantha Mathis who is the leader of a paleoanthropology did near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Luigi, played by John Leguizamo, is instantly smitten with her and just can’t get anything to come out right in scene after scene with Daisy. It is always his brother Mario, played by Bob Hoskins, who has to translate and explain what Luigi had said.
Iggy and Spike are trying to find the long lost daughter of the previous king, played by Lance Henriksen, but they keep getting the wrong women and Koopa, played by Dennis Hopper is getting mad and just might devolve them. They need her for some nasty dead that is sure to give everyone a bad day in both worlds. That’s right, worlds, this film is cross dimensional and the transitions are hilarious and done rather well for the time that this film was made. Add in the ambitions of Lena, played by Fiona Shaw from Harry Potter films, and you have one funny mishap after another.
This film only uses the characters from the game in a fun and humorous way. On its own it is an entertaining film but it is Luigi that is after the princess, not Mario like it is in the game. Viewers that are not game purests will enjoy the show while others are just going to hate it. It does seem that the film reuses sets from other films like Judge Dread, but that is only my opinion from watching the film. I am sure you are going to see other examples as well. As long as you are not critical about the film you will enjoy it, if you pick it apart then you are just going to waste your time watching this film.
I give this film a Musing review of