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This 'Mario Kart' and 'Mad Max' Mashup Is Exactly What We Needed

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by Jordan Valinsky
May 22 2015, 8:00pm

Mario Kart and Mad Max actually have a lot in common. Both involve weird looking fellows racing each others in souped up machines. Naturally, a mashup of the two franchises had to be done—and thanks to aspiring filmmaker Kris Sundberg on YouTube, it has.

Introducing Mario Kart: Fury Road, a professional-grade trailer that recasts Max (Tom Hardy) as Mario, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) as Princess Peach, and Nux (Nicholas Hoult) as Koopa Troopa. And the arch enemy? Immortan Joe as Bowser.

Instead of bombs, there's banana peels and in the place of gonzo, earth-eating vehicles, it's a Mario Kart.

It's arguably better than the real thing.

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