Ok, so it’s not exactly Nintendo’s Koopa smashing plumber but it’s Bob Hoskins. The veteran actor played Mario in the 1993 live action adaptation based on the video game starring alongside John Leguizamo and the late Dennis Hopper. Granted the film was nothing that would be expected from the Nintendo universe, with the open fields of the Mushroom kingdom replace with a dystopian parallel Earth ruled by a very human looking King Koopa. It even cheesed it’s effects department, remember that “Devo Gun” that looked suspiciously familiar to a then current Nintendo accessory.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Bob sat down and answered a few questions about his career. In it he brings up the film three times, it’s never good when you say somthing in three’s:
Here’s what he had to say:
What is the worst job you’ve done? Super Mario Brothers.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Super Mario Brothers.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I wouldn’t do Super Mario Brothers.
So we’re guessing you didn’t like Super Mario Brothers, did you Bob? This isn’t the first time that Mr. Hoskins has stated his displeasure over how the film turned out either, back in 2007 Bob said “The whole experience was a nightmare.” Yeah it may have sucked but it’s better then the intro for the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, I still have that tune haunting my dreams. Could you imagine Lou Albano and Danny Wells as the plumbers supreme? I definitely couldn’t.