Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. Goes Dark in New Short Film Series, 'The Four Players'

by Jacob Hall November 14, 2013 12:29 PM
Maker Studios, Polaris
The best and worst thing about 'The Four Players' is that it feels like the kind of thing Hollywood would actually do. You see, filmmaker Evan Daugherty has taken the bright, cheerful and nonsensical world of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. video game franchise and given it the Christopher Nolan treatment. In a series of four short films, Daugherty and his team transform these playful gaming mascots into gritty "real" characters, an exercise that is simultaneously depressing and hilarious.