The thing is, if removed from the context of the games (a difficult thing to do, since it WAS billed as a movie based on video games), it was still bad. The basic plot (such as it was) involved a parallel universe where the dinosaurs survived. Yeah, really original, writers. While some actual dinosaurs still existed, most of them had evolved into people who hatched from eggs, had snake-like tongues, and ate living creatures. They insisted that they were reptiles, not mammals, even though they had hair and breasts. (Yeah, I know the Koopa family in the games also has hair, but this is the part of the review where I'm disregarding them, remember?) Shouldn't highly evolved dinosaurs be, like, birds or something? It's not that I'm not willing to suspend my disbelief, but if you decide to throw in something scientific like evolution, shouldn't someone on staff have at least a basic idea as to how it works?
I also had a Mario-related dream a few hours ago. I was watching a cartoon based on SMB2, which started with the opening story from the game. The four heroes were hanging around near the door to Subcon, and Luigi referred to its inhabitants as "pagans," which I thought was kind of bizarre. He was then kicked through the door by a Kickit, which is not a real Mario enemy, but sounds like it could be. Eventually, everyone but the Princess had gone through, and she presumably going to follow, but it didn't get that far. This was one of those dreams that I eventually realized was a dream, so I made a point of watching as much of the cartoon as I could before waking up, but I think that's as far as it got. It was certainly much better than the movie.