Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mario Warfare

Have you see enough "What if ______ was crossed with _______??" gags on youtube, webcomics, etc. to last a lifetime? You probably have, but check out this video anyway because it looks pretty awesome regardless.

If nothing else, I'm glad to see "Equilibrium" popping back up as the fan-film point-of-reference du-jour...

12 comments:

Aiddon said...

amusing (though frankly Equilibrium SUUUUUUUUUCKED)

Josh said...

I'll be curious to see if these folks can pull it off. And I agree with your Equilibrium comment, Bob - the movie isn't fantastic, but it's also rather underrated and always good to watch.

Wes said...

Fricken Looooved the tactical version of Shyguy. ^^ Fav Mario character right there.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that of Equilibrium, Aiddon. I appreciate that I'm supposed to just mentally switch off and "enjoy the ride" in action movies, but the entire concept of gun-kata is just so insultingly fucktarded that I just couldn't enjoy myself, no matter how cool some of the set-pieces looked. That, and I found the whole dystopian setting to be rather bland and unimaginative.

Aiddon said...

it doesn't help that there was zero tension in that movie because of the main character steam-rolling through everything without a scratch. And then there's the INCREDIBLY pompous screenplay. Trying so hard and yet sucking so bad

Joe said...

I thought Equilibrium was alright. The gun kata was fueled entirely by Rule of Cool but combat as hyperkinetic ballet was par for the course in early 2000s action movies. A dystopian future that's basically a collage of every other dystopian story (1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, etc.). But an okay film.

But the way some of my friends went on about it at the time, you'd think it was God's gift to film, and not a thin Matrix wannabe with 1/10th of the budget and brains.

Manticore said...

Considering the MAtrix I'd say it had 1.5 the brains. All of the emotional torque and dramatic turns were powered by basic petty human drives. In the end its really just about power and control of higher to lower. The whole drugging thing is just a smokescreen to enable that. At the least it reflected, as most dystopic future stuff, the paranoias of the time (out of control cops, drugging, and pop psychology, and ignorance under pseudo-deep intelligence

Anonymous said...

You know what made Equilibrium for me? Great setwork. Not usually commented on, I know, but I just thought the sets were really nice.

Mads said...

Bob have you done a big picture on crossovers?

They're incredibly popular, and they're the reason this thing works, but all I found was your worlds within worlds episode where you deal with the tommy westfall hypothesis...

Anyway, super cool video. Really want to watch that.

vlademir1 said...

This looks kinda interesting... it's not Fistful of Rupees level, but TGS does have quite a group of people to draw from.

Rook in the Pumpkin said...

Wario in a duster... yes.

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wow great set work and good music.I like this set work than others u know...
ha ha really likes how mushroom jumps like kung fu!!