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The Besties: The original Mario movie is totally bonkers [Resties]

An illustration of a white trophy with four black figures. One is lifting the bottom of the trophy, another is waving from the top, another is climbing the handle, and the last figure is standing next to it with its arms outstretched. The background is gold. There is a light yellow light shining out from the trophy. Above it says, “The Besties” in black serif font with an orange laurel on either side.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits theaters next month, but before you see Chris Pratt’s rendition of the plumber, why not revisit the original Mario movie? Yes, it’s time to watch the all-but-lost 1993 cult classic, starring Bob Hoskins as Mario Mario, John Leguizamo as Luigi Mario, and Dennis Hopper as Bowser. Considering the difficulty of finding a copy of Nintendo’s wild first foray into film, our recap and breakdown may be the closest you come to a trip to Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel’s Blade Runner-inspired version of the Mushroom Kingdom.

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