Game vs. Film Podcast Ep 1: Super Mario Bros.

In this debut episode of the podcast series Game vs. Film, Cassidee, Eric, and Chris set out to answer the questions that have long troubled humanity: Why are video game adaptations habitually awful? What could be done to make them better? In this lighthearted series, we’ll be choosing from the long and troubled history of video game adaptations, having spoiler-heavy discussions about one individual movie for each episode and talking about what we’d do to make things right.

This time, we watched the monstrosity that is the 1993 classic Super Mario Bros., directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, and starring Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper, and John Leguizamo. Learn about the surprisingly high profile names who turned down the role of King Koopa, the strange science of parallel dinosaur dimensions, and help us figure out exactly why Daisy is the damsel in distress instead of Peach.

(Music: “Dirty Coins” Super Mario Bros. OC ReMix by bLiNd)

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