Ahh, video games. A world I would often escape to as a child, and still do to this day. Where else can you be a commando, a plumber, a young boy on a quest to save the world or genetically modified person who listens to anyone who asks “would you kindly?” Michael Brower is just like any one of us; A young man who wants to escape his boring life and become something he’s not. He runs a horror club at school which has just gotten shut down, and he doesn’t really have much to live for since he mom was killed in a horrible car accident. Luckily his best friend Kyle has found just the right thing. He shows Michael a magazine advertisement for the latest and greatest in interactive video games: Brainscan!
If you’ve been reading this site for a while, or if you just peruse the review archives, you’ll notice something about Internal Bleeding. We love 80’s and 90’s unconditionally, and that love goes hand in hand with our love of the cinema from that period of time. Along with spending a lot of my formative years watching garbage movies, I also spent a lot of time playing video games, and Nintendo in particular. I can remember spending hours sitting around at either my house or my friend’s houses playing games from the Super Mario franchise. One really strong memory I have is when my friend Bobby told us all that he was getting Super Mario Bros. 2 for his birthday in October, and that he had already found his copy under his parents bed and had beaten it. After we had proven that he was a liar, we made sure to promptly beat him. With all that greatness surrounding that entire series of games, you can only imagine the excitement that my friends and I had when we heard the announcement that they were making a SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE!