SFotD: ‘Mario Warfare’ Turns Our Favorite Plumber into a Fighter

Why Watch? With nods to Leon, Equilibrium and others, this action-beat celebration features a gun-toting Toad, an emotional Princess, and an unlikely plumbing hero.

Fan films get a lot of attention on the internet, and to a certain extent, they’re easy. You make the right references, show an iconic character doing martial arts, and you’ll get at least a few eyeballs. Mario Warfare stands out because of a decent bit of production value (including a very creative use of a castle landscape shot), some heart and solid action. It’s blissfully over the top. And that score? Brilliant. Sweeping and large with just a hint of 8-bit. Fun work all around.

What will it cost you? Only 9 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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