After hearing the latest edition of "Objection!" about video game adaptations, I object to the feelings of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show" and the Super Mario Bros. movie expressed by the hosts and some of their speech enhancers (I would never say "d-bag" out loud. I never understood how that term became an insult). I did not mind the poor animation of the animated segments of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show", as it was still very entertaining. The live-action segments are the most interesting segments of the program, especially many years after their original broadcasts. I never thought the acting during those live-action segments was bad.
The live-action Super Mario Bros. movie may not closely resemble the video games, but it was an entertaining and interesting interpretation of the elements of the Super Mario games. If there had been a sequel, it probably would have been closer to the games, as the first movie was about how the Mario Brothers discovered the Mushroom Kingdom.
There was an animated Mario movie produced in Japan years before the live-action movie. It was called "Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach" and it is available in four parts with English text on YouTube. Here are some links to information about the movie from the Internet Movie Database and to the first part of the movie on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN11vCvk ... iA&index=5