In a burgeoning film genre like video game adaptations, Super Mario Bros.
(it ain't no game, in case you were confused) should be considered sort of a patron saint. No, it didn't set a great example that those who came next could follow, but it did set a bar for future video game movies that was so low they could trip over it. Now, thanks to a new interview in The Guardian
, we learn that Mario Mario himself, Bob Hoskins, was on the SMB
-hating bus before that particular bus was cool.
"The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers
. It was a f***in' nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! F***in' nightmare. F***in' idiots." See what we mean? Let's see another video game movie engender that kind of hatred from a distinguished British actor. It can't be done! The bar is simply too low.