If you take a look at Amazon’s video sales chart, you’ll see that 1993’s infamous trainwreck film Super Mario Bros. is enjoying a surge of popularity. The movie topped Amazon’s video sales charts last night. At the time of writing, the movie has sunk back down to the third overall spot (behind the Blu-Ray and DVD editions of Fast9), which, right now, is still just a little bit high for a thirty-year-old movie that isn’t about Halloween.
Apparently spurred by morbid curiosity in the wake of the cast reveals for 2022’s animated Super Mario Bros. movie, the 1993 debacle can currently be yours for just four bucks if you go through Amazon. The movie is apparently just the right combination of hilarious disastrous and super cheap – a volatile duo when it comes to sales charts.
If you have not seen the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, congratulations. There’s still time – you can save yourself by turning back now and never paying mind to the movie again. If you’d like to waste the next three minutes of your limited time on this Earth, you could instead check out the three-minute trailer for the movie, embedded below.
The absurd live-action take on video gaming’s favorite plumber follows Mario (portrayed by Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) on a journey through “Dinohattan,” an alternate reality teeming with horrible Goombas, a god-awful Yoshi robot, and a King Koopa played by Dennis Hopper. The movie is a trainwreck in every sense of the word, except calling it that is being pretty unfair to actual real-life trainwrecks.
You could join the trend and buy Super Mario Bros. on Amazon, or you could do literally anything else. I advise the latter.