Nintendo goes to the movies! Calvin, Murph, and Brogan look at the two most high-profile Nintendo adaptations by American studios from before the box-office smash of the new Mario movie.
Super Mario Bros. from 1993 is a notorious flop, arguably the originator of the poor reputation video game adaptations have, but it does have a certain charm….right?
Regardless, it’s reputation was so poor that Nintendo wouldn’t trust their IP with an American studio again until 2019’s Detective Pikachu, a Legendary Entertainment creature-effects whirlwind often cited as making Pokemon feel more “real” than ever before.
Leaping across two decades, our hosts give their thoughts on both movies, the context of when they released, and their legacies.
2:24 Super Mario Bros. (1993)
31:10 Detective Pikachu (2019)
48:57 Murph’s Three Iconic Questions
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