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Opinion: Mario and the Perils of Modern Video Game Movie Adaptations

I'm still having some trouble wrapping my head around the news that I'm seeing another Mario movie in my lifetime. I still remember the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, the one that had the honor of being the first video game movie adaptation ever made. More than that, it was the first video game movie adaptation that was also terrible. It was a notorious flop. It was a big disappointment to anyone expecting any kind of faithful adaptation to the source material, but more than that, it failed as any kind of entertaining movie.
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