Despite eye-catching sets and smart casting, this first feature-length film to be adapted from a video game is a bloated muddle.
Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo play Mario and Luigi Mario, likable Brooklyn plumbers who are barely surviving in the face of competition from the dreaded, much more efficient Scapelli brothers. Meanwhile, the very same Scapellis are threatening a paleontological dig run by spirited college
student Daisy (Samantha Mathis), since they want to erect a new high-rise on the site. Far underneath Daisy's dig exists Dinohattan, a subterranean world of lizard-humans presided over by the mad King Koopa (Dennis Hopper).
A crystal on a cha...