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this movie is based off the wildly popular video-game series of the same name .
before this film , the game had a few spin-off cartoons- which were ok .
but the idea of doing a movie is insane .
it should have been animated , if it should have been done at all .
instead the people do the best they can with a talented cast .
yet it still fails .
the plot is completely different from the game's plot- i'm not complaining about that .
the story involves the mario bros . having a plumbing business in brooklyn and having to compete with a rival company .
eventually they find a construction site by their nemesis , which happens to be enviromentally un-safe .
so , due to luigi's ( john leguizamo ) girlfriend - princess daisy - they go and investigate .
they get transported to a blade runner-esque world lead by king koopa ( dennis hopper ) .
somehow a plot dealing with all the dinosaurs being mutated and transported to an alternate futuristic mega-city jumbles in .
the plot is fine- better than the movie deserves .
the acting is ok .
this seems to be more of a visual film .
the special effects are good , especially on the robotic yoshi .
however the film drags and is no fun .
and it leaves itself open to a sequel , which probably won't ever be made .
this movie begins sort of promising , but ends up leaving a weird taste in your mouth .
so if you want to watch a sort of odd movie starring the excellent dennis hopper , then watch super mario bros . :
the movie .
you could do worse .
but you could definitely do better . . .
street fighter : the movie ( 1995 ) starring : raul julia and jean claude van-damme
this movie was based off of a series of never ending sequels to a game called street fighter 2 . it has all the characters from the game in a reasonable plot .
it is more like a " movie " than it should be .
yes , it's watchable .
raul julia does a good job , considering this was his final film .
while the game had non-stop fighting sequences , this movie is a hodge-podge of action scenes and flashy sets and costumes while trying to show off a plot at the same time .
does it work ?
sort of . . .
the plot involves the evil shadowloo organization run by m . bison ( raul julia ) .
guile ( jean claude van-damme ) takes his troops to attack bison's main base in an attempt to liberate the innocent villages he has taken over .
in a short amount of time , the movie introduces several characters well .
it catches your attention .
but it ultimately seems like a showcase for fans of the game so you can point out things like " there's chun li ! ! "
or " look at that fire-ball ryu did at vega " .
it hits the bases by presenting the characters in a plot with good sets , but goes no further .
this movie needed more action in the first place .
the action scenes that are here are short and not very exciting .
if you like light-hearted action flicks , or if you liked the game , watch this one .
it is even worth watching if you want to see raul julia's last performance , or if you can't get enough of van damme .
other than that , you could find better action flicks .