Super Mario: The Indie Film

“How many people are you willing to step on to get what you want?”

There have been quite a few Super Mario Bros. live action re-imaginings but this one I actually like. Oh and then there was that actual live action Super Mario Bros. movie… but we won’t talk about that. Mario was produced and directed by Joe Nicolosi for this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

“At most of the major film festivals, cute little mini-shorts run before each screening. These shorts, called bumpers, usually focus on the theme of that year’s festival. Sundance bumpers often focus on the independent spirit or going against the system. Smaller film festivals like SXSW or Fantastic Fest usually aim for funny. [/film]”

Mario takes an indie spin on our beloved franchise which seems to be the trend now-a-days (see links below), but I can’t say that I mind.

Check out:

God of War Indie Movie Trailer

Doug: The Movie

Inglorious Plumbers

Dig Dug Trailer

Manic Mansion Trailer

Minesweeper The Movie


[Source: /film]

Mario Kart in Real Life

Here’s a fun video that Freddie Wong freddiew created with the self-explanatory title “Mario Kart in Real Life!”. There’s been quite a few Mario Kart in real life videos but this is by far my favorite. The friendly racing game seems to be much grittier when recreated in a real life situation.

I would have loved to see a spiked blue shell blast someone away right before they cross the finish line. And a lightening bolt would be nice too, but now I’m just being picky. What I do like is how Lakita/Freddie Wong (the video creator) slowly picks up the fallen racer with the fishing pole. And I definitely understand the racers happiness when he received the three red shells!

Check out the following links for more info:
Website!
http://facerocker.com

Freddie Wong’s Youtube Channel
(freddiew

Twitter
http://twitter.com/fwong
http://twitter.com/brandonjla

Facebook
http://facebook.com/freddiewspage