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Digit-Aria

Digit-Aria

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#2

Digit-Aria commented on The Super Mario Bros Movie Could Have Turned O...:

@PSICOffee Arnold Schwarzenegger was their original choice for Koopa.

@MeloMan The Parker Bennett/Terry Runté initial draft is definitely a very good read, at least up until the third act when everything falls apart. That's no fault of their own as they were let go before they could revise it further.

To be perfectly honest, the "Ghostbusters" influence doesn't go much farther than a general tone and "Bill Murray" vibe with Mario (though that's more pronounced in their original 7 page draft, which isn't yet on the site.

Still, it's a wonderful take with lots of clever game references, amusing banter between the characters and just a very sincere try at doing something fun.

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#3

Digit-Aria commented on The Super Mario Bros Movie Could Have Turned O...:

@antster1983 Ah, a British poster! Yes, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais wrote a fascinating take on the story. However, they wrote more of an action-packed and adult version of the story rather than their signature British comedy stylings.

In fact, their scripts are almost completely devoid of comedy. Still, I would highly recommend reading their (second) script since it presents an early view at most of the things that would appear in the finished film.

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#4

Digit-Aria commented on The Super Mario Bros Movie Could Have Turned O...:

@Scribbler Actually, considering the fact that the original NES Mario games (as well as most NES titles) didn't have a save feature I don't think it's accurate to say that they were intended to be played in "quick spurts."

@Sushi Do you really think it sucked? It has its faults, sure, but it's definitely a fun and intriguing take on the games. It's at least a welcome alternative to Martinet's high-pitched, "Micky Mouse" voice.

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#5

Digit-Aria commented on The Super Mario Bros Movie Could Have Turned O...:

@JayArr Actually, the script that was handed to them when they came onto the set to begin filming wasn't that bad. It was written by Ed Solomon, the guy who did Bill & Ted 1 and 2 and MIB. The only problem is that they cut out a lot of scenes, so the heart of the movie definitely isn't there anymore.

@NintyFan They couldn't make a truly "faithful" fantasy adaptation at the time because it would have simply been too expensive.

@NocturnalYoshi It seems as if you don't know much about Super Mario Bros. if you believe Luigi isn't paired with Daisy. Plus, as far as the Goombas go, no one really knew how big they were at the time. Goomba sprites in all the games at the time were twice as large as "small" Mario and the same height as "Super" Mario. They also didn't have any official artwork that showed the two together for size comparizon. So, it's perfectly fair for them to have been envisioned as hulking monsters.