r/entertainment Oct 06 '22 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Silver 1 Platinum 1 Helpful 2

Chris Pratt’s Mario Voice Baffles Fans After First Listen: ‘Holy S— It’s Literally Just Chris Pratt’s Voice’

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/chris-pratt-mario-voice-backlash-fans-confused-movie-trailer-1235395306/
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u/Spiffy_4 Oct 07 '22

I'm more excited to hear Charlie Day as Luigi!!

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u/sammiisalammii Oct 07 '22

I also just saw Fred Armisen (Portlandia guy) is playing Cranky Kong which is already hilarious.

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u/Stryker412 Oct 07 '22

Has anyone seen a Chris Pratt movie before? Chris Pratt plays Chris Pratt in all Chris Pratt movies.

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u/ThrowAwayBBY46 Oct 07 '22

Have you seen Parks and Rec? That's the Chris Pratt we needed.

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u/Roadwarriordude Oct 07 '22

He's gotta have a real shit manager to not realize that's the Chris Pratt we fell in love with. Sure he's making loads of money, but if he wants longevity in Hollywood, he should do more of what he's good at. I really want to see him in an adventure comedy.

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u/taxi81887 Oct 07 '22

Is that not exactly what Guardians of the Galaxy is? An adventure comedy?

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u/Raetian Oct 07 '22 Bravo Grande!

I saw a tweet to the effect of Chris Pratt's agent wants to make him into Harrison Ford, when what he really should be aiming for is Brendan Fraser

and honestly, yeah

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u/Radix2309 Oct 07 '22

He lacks the grit to pull off a Harrison Ford.

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u/just_a_fan47 Oct 07 '22

Jurassic world is weird because you see him trying to make a serious face only for it to deal like the most out of place element

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u/skyppie Oct 07 '22

A big part of why I couldn't get into his Jurassic movies was because of his... Smolder. He attempts to smolder so much in those movies.

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u/Allcooldude97 Oct 06 '22

At least the animation is top tier

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u/rafikiknowsdeway1 Oct 07 '22 Helpful

and the other voices are good

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u/MelonMafia Oct 07 '22

Whatever crack they were smoking when they cast Jack Black as bowser, I want some cuz it's def top tier

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u/ayyyyycrisp Oct 07 '22

you mean brain juice. jack black is the perfect bowser

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u/srry_didnt_hear_you Oct 07 '22

After seeing this tweet, I'm very excited to see Charlie Day as Luigi too

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u/ArtakhaPrime Oct 07 '22

AND THEY STILL DIDNT CAST DANNY DEVITO AS MARIO

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u/ObamaLover68 Oct 07 '22

No it's because when they do a sequel (not if) they are gonna have Wario and Danny Devito is gonna be Wario.

There is no fucking way he isn't gonna be Wario it will literally be the perfect fit between voice actor and fictional character... ever

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u/ArcadianDelSol Oct 06 '22 Silver

I listened to it 15 times without the video.

He's doing a 'Bronxy-New-Yorky' accent instead of a cringey stereotypical 'Italian' accent.

Im saying it now - when the proper trailer hits and we hear more of it, it will not seem as bad. It wont be authentic, but we have to be honest - the actual Mario voice is kind of cringe if you're Italian.

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u/Ngfeigo14 Oct 06 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Starstruck Vibing

As an Italian, the voice is fine--it's a cartoon character. The problem is adapting a cartoon in a video game into the full blown movie.

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u/ahdarduh Oct 07 '22

Italian here too. Gimme that og Mario wahoo!

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u/DrQuint Oct 07 '22

The french version is voiced by the actual Mario voice actor in french media, and he does the Wahoo voice in the movie trailer.

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u/booboothechicken Oct 07 '22

I wanna hear the Italian version. Do they double down on the accent?

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u/ForensicPathology Oct 07 '22

You ever hear Mario when he falls asleep? In Mario 64, that dude is dreaming about spaghetti. "Ah, spaghetti. Ah, ravioli. Ahh, mama mia."

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u/TantamountDisregard Oct 07 '22

Nothing wrong with dreaming of pasta from my point of view.

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u/ArcadianDelSol Oct 06 '22

If it wanders into Wreck-It Ralph territory (self aware), it could be a great movie.

Im kind of hoping it starts out as a live action movie with some guy fixing a toilet in a Queens apartment building, and he slips on a wrench and goes right down the toilet and lands on a mushroom.

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u/Brofromtheabyss Oct 07 '22

Yeah and then Bowser is actually Dennis Hopper and they’re in a dystopian alternate world where humans evolved from dinosaurs and Dennis Hopper Bowser has a devolution machine that he uses to makes he lackeys, and he throws a folk singer/ homeless person named Toad in it

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u/CactusDealer- Oct 07 '22

Back when movies meant something.

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u/nufnu Oct 07 '22

You know I saw that in theaters as a kid... I remember not liking it or even understanding what I had seen. After reading your summary of it I still feel this way though I understand it a bit more.

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u/fd4e56bc1f2d5c01653c Oct 07 '22

Wait a minute...

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u/FatSilverFox Oct 06 '22 Gold Helpful

I hope he stomps a Goomba and it cuts - Austin Powers style - to the Goomba’s family receiving a phone call from Reznor to inform them that there’s been a terrible accident at work

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u/ludikrusmaximus Oct 07 '22

will Trent Reznor be the voice of Reznor?

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u/RamenJunkie Oct 07 '22 Silver Wholesome Masterpiece

"There was an accident at work, your husband now has a head like a hole."

-- Trent Reznor

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u/mrwaltwhiteguy Oct 07 '22

At least now he’s closer to god.

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u/Junkyjunkyjunkjunk Oct 07 '22

Yes. I am in no way the authority on this, but yes. It will be.

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u/ForWhomTheBoneBones Oct 07 '22

[insert Michael McDonald frozen in place and screaming for minutes on end]

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u/my_son_is_a_box Oct 07 '22

I hope the goombas are dinosaur guys, and and an evolution machine, and all sorts of things that make sense in a Mario movie.

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u/Illiterate_BookClub Oct 07 '22

I just hope Mario's last name is Mario

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u/gayestofborg Oct 07 '22

Mario Mario? That's just ridiculous stop making things up

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u/Vanilla923 Oct 07 '22

Mario’s full canon name is “Mario Jumpman Mario” iirc

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u/Steffenwolflikeme Oct 07 '22

The crazy thing to me is how collaborative the art of filmmaking is. How did no one during the production of Bob Hoskins' Mario Brothers see that what they were producing was absolutely bonkers?

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u/Jackslashjill Oct 07 '22

Uhmmm, Bob Hoskins was doing shots between takes, I think he knew.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

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u/LeoNickle Oct 07 '22

I hope he pulls out a revolver and places it on a goombas head. Tears roll from his eyes as he tells the goomba, "I'm sorry, but I have to do this" the Goomba screams at him with tears in his eyes, "JUST DO IT COWARD." Mario then proceeds to close his eyes and pulls the trigger. Blood splatters on his face and Mario falls to his hands knees beside the blown out head of the Goomba. A single tear falls from Mario's face as he softly says to himself, "wahoo"

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u/PrimeIntellect Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Bring back John leguizamo as Luigi, James gandalfino as Mario, Idris Elba as Bowser, and have it be gritty racial gang warfare between Italians and blacks

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u/diggthis Oct 07 '22

Nobody tell him...

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u/FatherDuncanSinners Oct 07 '22

You mean James Gandolfini? Did somebody give him a 1-Up mushroom?

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u/DontHugMeImAwkward Oct 06 '22

"he slips on a wrench and goes right down the toilet and lands on a mushroom."

You'll have to go to pornhub for that version

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u/ArcadianDelSol Oct 06 '22

Step plumber what are a you doing?

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u/nurplethepurple Oct 07 '22

It would be hilarious if you all talked that way in real life.

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u/alphazero924 Oct 07 '22

Have you ever been to Rome? It's just a cacophony of high-pitched "it's-a-me"s from dawn til dusk.

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u/LinkThe8th Oct 06 '22

They're clearly going for the whole "I'm an actual NY Plumber dropped down a pipe into the kingdom" shtick.

Honestly, the success of this movie depends ENTIRELY on how hard they lean into the legacy of the "Super Mario Brothers Supa Show."

If it goes hard on that, I think it'll be good.

If it doesn't, it looks like it'll just be another The Emoji Movie.

Woahhey, I'm just a normal Chris Pratt here to snark my way around this crazy wacky world and say "well that just happened" or "awkwaaaard" when basically anything happens!

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u/ArcadianDelSol Oct 06 '22

It will be less "ITSA MEEEE!" and more "fageddaboudit"

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u/parkwayy Oct 07 '22

Which is funny cause the games have never adopted that as canon. He's just a character that exists, and you just go out to save the princess/worlds each game.

The only time he's been a plumber from NY were those janky cartoons lol.

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u/WashingDishesIsFun Oct 07 '22

And the movie with Bob Hoskins.

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u/TheColdIronKid Oct 07 '22

i want to see what mushroom kingdom's version of big bertha looks like

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u/lordkabab Oct 07 '22

Don't forget the powerhouse that is John Leguizamo.

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u/strain_of_thought Oct 07 '22

The original Mario Bros game- not Super Mario Bros, just Mario Bros- actually does take place in a sewer infested with monsters. I've always interpreted it as the lead up to them ending up in the Mushroom Kingdom, like they go into the New York sewers to fix the pipes and find out they're clogged with monsters, and in the sequel they actually fall down the main drain and see just how far it goes.

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u/ShittDickk Oct 07 '22

Yeah pretty sure he was a plumber in the original mario bros game. The one that takes place entirely in a sewer.

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u/rustyshackleford1300 Oct 07 '22

And because any time anything iconic is associated with NYC in any minor way, NYC goes into culture vulture mode and is like “THAT WAS US, FUGGGGEDDABOWWTIT.”

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u/Garrth415 Oct 07 '22

I definitely got Super Show vibes and if they don't end the movie with DO THE MARIO I will be let down

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u/CheckerboardPunk Oct 07 '22

Swing your arms, from side to side

Come on it’s time to go

DO THE MARIO!

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u/fatalsyndrom Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22 Silver

Should've got Danny Devito to do the voice over

Edit: Apparently there's already a petition. Thanks VenusBlue.

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u/Bezere Oct 07 '22 Silver Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

"Excuse me toad, I got to save some Hwore"

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u/dinner_is_not_ready Oct 07 '22

You can really hear the Hwore

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u/mercerist Oct 07 '22

I dunno. It always sounds more like hoor to me

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u/Dr_Mantis_Teabaggin Oct 07 '22

Princess Peach is a goddamn HOOR!

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u/iBasedComedy Oct 07 '22

Did you bang my princess? Heh? Did you bang my hoor princess? Does anybody here have any illegitimate children with my hoor princess THAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT!?

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u/TacoCommand Oct 07 '22

Excuse me sir. You're causing a scene.

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u/Mangy_Karl Oct 07 '22

IM causing a scene?! IMMMMM causing a scene?! SOMEBODIES GOTTA GET STABBED

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u/amarezero Oct 07 '22

Can I offer you a nice mushroom in these trying times?

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u/winnmancan Oct 07 '22

I almost jumped up thinking he was gonna crawl out from the couch.

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u/WWWWWWRRRRRYYYYY Oct 07 '22

Mario: “Luigi, you’ve got a lotta balls stealing my money. This shows leadership, I’m promoting you to management.”

Toad: “I did it too Mario! I stole lots of your money. What do I get?”

Mario: “You get dick, because you’re a follower and a thief.”

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u/Lone_Wanderer97 Oct 07 '22

Gotta pay the troll toll, if you wanna go down this pipe hole

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u/TheGusBus64 Oct 07 '22

"Oh no sorry princess, I seem to have dropped the monster condom that I use for my magnum dong"

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u/Horse_Cop Oct 07 '22

I can't jump over these Goombas on account of my monster dong

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u/TheImplication------ Oct 07 '22

Can I offer you a nice mushroom in this trying time?

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u/thaillmatic1 Oct 07 '22

“So anyway, I started blasting fireballs.”

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u/CountBelmont Oct 07 '22

The Luigi casting makes it even more perfect.

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u/Colosso95 Oct 07 '22

Holy shit Charlie and Danny as Luigi and Mario would have worked great

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u/Barbossal Oct 07 '22

"I Got My Super Mushroom, I got my wad of coins, I'm ready to POW."

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u/AllWhipNoNaeNae Oct 07 '22

Danny and Charlie would be the ideal Mario and Luigi. They fucked this one up big time.

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u/Ghargoyle Oct 06 '22

He's no Captain Lou.

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u/HardEctoCooler Oct 07 '22

See this is the answer. We don't need a high pitched offensive straight from the video game Mario. Give us some greasy guy from the Bronx like Captain Lou or Bob Hopkins.

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u/MaxDickpower Oct 07 '22

Neither of those guys are from the Bronx though. Hell, Bob Hoskins isn't even American. Here's him talking with his real accent.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

i believe they call this..."acting"

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u/shavedmonspubis Oct 07 '22

Also I'm pretty sure he died.

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u/not-a_fed Oct 07 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Can we hire voice actors again please.

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u/FukurinLa Oct 07 '22

When I saw Black Jack sharing the poster movie, I thought he was gonna play Mario. He probably would’ve been much better choice since he can do many kind of voices, his Bowser’s voice is great.

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u/Bulk-Smash Oct 07 '22 Wholesome

Honestly, the movie would work even if Jack Black did all the voices, including Peach

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u/Ruzhyo04 Oct 07 '22 Helpful

I’d actually watch

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u/ParfaitsHaveLayers Oct 07 '22

This is the movie we deserve.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Give me Billy West! Give me John DiMaggio! Give me Tress McNeil! Give me Phil Lamar!

I guess I’ll just wait for the new Futurama season.

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u/herculesmeowlligan Oct 07 '22

Clancy Brown or Jim Cummings as Bowser.

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u/FlySwat Oct 06 '22

I just wanted 120 minutes of Huwah! Huwah! wahoooo! Mama Mia! So long gay bowser!

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u/Jon_the_Hitman_Stark Oct 06 '22

Al Pacino would’ve been a great Mario. Huwah!

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u/horror_and_hockey Oct 07 '22

That Peach…SHE’S GOT A GREAT ASS!

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u/GoodOldSlippinJimmy Oct 07 '22

So long Bowser. You gay mother fucker.

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u/JudgeFatty Oct 07 '22

Bowser! You think you're big time?! You're gonna fucking die, big time! You ready?! Here comes the pain!

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u/radiocleve Oct 07 '22

That Princess... she's got a GREAT PEACH

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u/Screaming_Agony Oct 07 '22

And you got your head all the way UP IT! WaHaaa!

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u/WorldAintRight Oct 07 '22

Luigi questions Mario on why he's trying to help Peach,

"Because she's got a GRRREEEAT ass"

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u/ROADHOG_IS_MY_WAIFU Oct 07 '22

So long gay bowser!

They removed this from the 3D All Stars release of SM64, I was crushed.

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u/gramineous Oct 07 '22

So long to "so long gay Bowser!"

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u/linux003 Oct 06 '22

I think a lot of people haven't seen the Terminal Montage videos lol.

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u/PM_ME__BIRD_PICS Oct 07 '22

TBF the memes for that predate his animations.

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u/andyyyyyyyt Oct 06 '22

He went in the Ryan Reynolds in Detective Pikachu way.

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u/atlantadessertsindex Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Ya but that wasn’t actually pikachu that was a dude transformed into pikachu. Also spoilers.

Edit: Folks, the movie came out 3.5 years ago.

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u/lostmau5 Oct 07 '22 Silver

Yes, and this wasn't actually an italian, it was a human transformed into an italian.

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u/poo_fart Oct 07 '22

That was really funny

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u/Profoundlyahedgehog Oct 07 '22

You're saying he was Italicized?

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u/Isoldmysoul33 Oct 06 '22

I wanted PIKA PIKA

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u/Steeve_Perry Oct 07 '22

We got it, when it shows his speaking from the perspective of the other kids who can’t understand him.

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u/Kgb725 Oct 07 '22

Also when he switches back in the end you can see Pikachu being normal

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 10 '22

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u/breakupbydefault Oct 07 '22

To be fair in the Detective Pikachu game, he has an even deeper voice.

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u/DavidsWorkAccount Oct 07 '22

Storywise, at least there was a reason for it.

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u/Old_Equivalent3858 Oct 07 '22

Chris Pratt must have some serious dirt on the rest of Hollywood. How else can we explain him showing up in EVERYTHING! I'm on to you Ol'Cumgutters.

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u/AFishOutOfWater3 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I was equally worried about Jack Black as Bowser, but for as much as Black doesn’t sound like traditional Bowser, at least I hear a character.

Pratt’s gonna sound so distracting the entire movie…

(Edit: this wasn’t clear enough, I like Black’s interpretation, I meant “at least” in the sense of its different but not distracting)

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u/OhioVsEverything Oct 06 '22

I didn't know it was Jack Black until now.

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u/trimble197 Oct 06 '22

You can hear Black’s real voice peak out a bit during Bowser’s last line.

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u/VirtualPen204 Oct 06 '22

I swear they even made Bowser smile like Jack Black in the trailer. But maybe its because Jack Black has such an emotive face/eyebrows/mouth.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 09 '22

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u/Chimpbot Oct 07 '22

I'd be fine with that. He has a very expressive face, so he cod add a lot to Bowser that way, I think.

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u/Team7UBard Oct 07 '22

Or Jack just turned up in a mocap suit to do his lines and everyone else just shrugged and said ‘sure.

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u/brallipop Oct 06 '22

He sounded like Josh Brolin! For a second I was like "Bowser is inevitable"

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u/Chimpbot Oct 07 '22

I'm thoroughly enjoying how Bowser is being treated seriously, but everyone he's conquering is just goofy as hell. They ain't ready for a threat like him!

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u/VicarLos Oct 06 '22

The pitch lowering (I mean, could be him doing that too I don’t know) really did wonders though. I believe it’s Bowser.

Prattio is just Chris Pratt.

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u/chocopuppet Oct 06 '22

There's definitely no pitch lowering going on, he's just adding a lot of grit and growl while speaking lower in his register. Jack Black's one of the most talented vocal performers out there and he's clearly put in the work to make his Bowser intimidating despite not having the the lowest voice. I'm actually excited to hear his vocal timbre lending a more youthful sort of dynamic to King Koopa.

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u/MiracleMan1989 Oct 06 '22

He did the voice live on stage at NYCC. It’s not pitch lowered!

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u/jaspersgroove Oct 07 '22

We’re gonna end up reading that Jack Black went through like 40 gallons of hot tea with honey and ginseng while recording his parts like Andy Serkis did for Gollum.

That’s so far away from his normal voice that there’s no way he can do that comfortably for extended periods of time.

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u/Easilycrazyhat Oct 07 '22

Fwiw, for as goofy and funny Jack Black is, he is also a legitimately talented vocalist and I'm sure that training and experience serves him well in voice work.

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u/Rawnstarr Oct 07 '22

Hopefully they recognized that, and maybe did more/shorter sessions.

Jack Black can make it happen for sure

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u/the_labracadabrador Oct 06 '22

He's basically just using his "I Am The Warlock" voice lmao

https://youtu.be/gd7TtQu8WeU

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u/sixtus_clegane119 Oct 06 '22

Jack black is a great singer so I am sure he can just do that with his normal vocal chords

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u/DoctorSchwifty Oct 06 '22 Helpful

I think he's got a hint of New York in there.

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u/kithlan Oct 07 '22

Yeah, the "What is this place?" line was just straight Pratt, but at least the "here we come" line seemed to have an actual voice to it. Though that inconsistency in the voice being that obvious in the only two lines of a teaser doesn't really bode well for a VA role.

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u/ZombieStomp Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I'm just a little miffed that he said "here we come", why not the classic "Let's a -go" or at least "Let's go!" ? Edit: Or "here we go"

I know it's not Chris Pratt who wrote the script but Mario seems to barely be Mario, I shouldn't judge too much until we see more but man, what a missed opportunity.

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u/maze1 Oct 06 '22

Heard that for sure.

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u/Andy_Liberty_1911 Oct 06 '22

Makes sense, Mario Bros is from brooklyn

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u/CameHereToSayFTrump Oct 06 '22

Right at the end I thought I picked up on that too. I hope so, I do enjoy when actors act.

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u/Joshua_Todd Oct 06 '22

He’s from the Cameron Diaz school of voice acting

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u/slickslash27 Oct 07 '22

In all fairness, fiona from shrek is her only voice acting role, her west coast white girl accent is kind of the point with the character.

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u/Affectionate_Bake623 Oct 06 '22 Starry

There literally is already a Mario voice actor. He actually sounds exactly like Mario. Also much cheaper.

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u/GhostMug Oct 06 '22

I love Martinet's Mario voice, but I do wonder what it would sound like conversationally. It's great now when we only hear the odd line of dialogue but I'm not sure how it would translate to being the main character of a movie with a ton of lines.

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u/IronLadFromHeck Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

He made some videos for his Instagram while traveling a few years ago.

Edit: In my opinion, Charles Martinet's Mario voice could work in a movie if he only spoke in short bursts of gibberish, like in the Mario & Luigi series.

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u/Crazescape Oct 06 '22 Take My Energy

That would be horrific. I’d need hearing aids after two hours of listening to that shit.

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u/sammy_kat Oct 06 '22

Yeah, it's hard to face it but that would be like Jar-jar binks level horrifying.

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u/BoulderCreature Oct 06 '22

Chile today, hot tamale got me good

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u/DoctorSchwifty Oct 06 '22

You don't want to listen to that for 90 mins.

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u/Khaldara Oct 06 '22

Yeah this is the weird part. “We decided to empty a dump truck full of money on a well known celebrity’s lawn instead of just using the guy who’s been doing for much longer and much cheaper”?

There a tax write off or something involved, why pay more for no reason?

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u/NoUsername189 Oct 06 '22

Marketing, that's it. They believe Chris will pull in more money than he costs to employ

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u/RaigarWasTaken Oct 06 '22 Wholesome

This is the part I don't understand. Do you really need to use star power (lol) to sell this movie to people? It's Mario. Even my 95-year-old grandma knows who the fuck Mario is.

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u/NoUsername189 Oct 06 '22

Not at all, it was 100% a bad decision to cast actors instead of established voice actors

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u/Axeraider623 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

This is unfortunately the bad impact of both Robin Williams in Aladdin and the success of Shrek.

https://www.slashfilm.com/722997/how-robin-williams-changed-the-voice-acting-business-as-we-know-it/

Granted, it's now to the point where it's just name recognition they are after, and not name recognition + talent

Edit: Spelling

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u/Greggs88 Oct 06 '22

Lindsay Ellis made an really good YouTube video about the subject.

https://youtu.be/nyiBdccfNkg

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u/HamburgerSink Oct 06 '22

TIL that robin Williams played Steve from full house playing Aladdin

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u/luckyfucker13 Oct 06 '22

I don’t know what that dude has been up to in the last few decades, but I can almost guarantee that was the peak of his career. A massive syndicated tv show and and a well-regarded Disney film? I’m sure he can live an easy upper-middle/upper class lifestyle just off the residuals alone.

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u/abagofdicks Oct 06 '22

The regular voice would get annoying real quick

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u/legopego5142 Oct 06 '22

Look im not saying Pratts the best choice, but do you really think 2 hours of the real Mario voice speaking actual sentences is gonna work?

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u/Peyyton07 Oct 06 '22

This is what people don’t realize. The most we’ve ever heard Mario speak in the games is like a single full sentence.

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u/Skreevy Oct 07 '22

Charles narrated a full Nintendo 3DS marketing clip as Mario, thats 5 minutes long, and I couldn't even make it halfway through. Charles is iconic as Mario and I want him to voice Mario for games as long as possible, but a feature-length movie with his Mario is just not possible. You'd go insane.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Oh man, I just found this clip and you're right it's awful

That voice is truly not meant to hold a conversation

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u/SupperIsSuperSuperb Oct 07 '22

I had a bit of trouble finding it so here it is for anyone interested

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KYa7G467_Yo

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u/Thatparkjobin7A Oct 06 '22

Vin Diesel has been paid like 50 million dollars to date to be Groot.

This makes perfect sense by comparison

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u/Abnormality42 Oct 06 '22

Yea, but Vin put in the time and recorded the lines for each take for the usage to sound right and in each language dub

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u/MarshmallowBro62 Oct 07 '22

Im sick of the same god damn actors in every major film

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u/Bread_Truck Oct 06 '22

I mean it’s not a shock that he didn’t do a high pitched Italian accent. It’s more just confusing that Pratt said his Mario voice was “going to be like nothing you’ve ever heard in the Mario world”, and no one expected that to mean “I’m just going to talk normal.”

Say what you want about Pratt, but movie is going to be 1,000x more watchable than if they had Charles Martinet. They’re trying to make a modern Hollywood animated movie. 100 minutes of Martinet Mario would be unwatchable.

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u/24GamingYT Oct 06 '22

Martinet is good for let's a go's and Italian gibberish. His voice would be to goddamn annoying for a full 2 hr movie.

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u/QuicklyThisWay Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

In the trailer he says “Mushroom Kingdom, here we come!” - which should have been Mario saying “Here we go!” like the intro to Mario64 - but no, that is too much to ask even on the teaser trailer.

Director: Alright Chris, the line is “Mushroom Kingdom, here we go!”

Chris Pratt: I’m Chris Pratt.

Director: Yea, I know, please say the line.

Chrisp Ratt: Mushroom Kingdom, here we come!

Edit: I made an alternate trailer as a joke, because why not.

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u/guedoankan Oct 06 '22

"Up and Atom"

Up and at them!

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u/Thorough_Good_Man Oct 06 '22

My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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u/Xcircle_squaredX Oct 06 '22

Ze goggles! They do nothing!

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u/360Entertainment Oct 06 '22

I now kinda want Chris Pratt compared to Rainier Wolfcastle’s interpretation of Radioactive Man!

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u/SynthPrax Oct 06 '22

Chrisp Ratt

I'm sitting here, trying to come back from the dead. Give me a minute.

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u/necrolol Oct 06 '22

I think it's fine. I'm dating myself here..but did anyone actually watch the old school mario Brothers cartoon?

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u/rapidcalm Oct 06 '22

"If we don't change those two accountants back into Milli Vanilli, I'll never hear my favorite music again."

  • A real thing Princess Peach said in that show
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u/TheWanderingSlacker Oct 06 '22

Do the Mario!

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u/bigboobweirdchick Oct 07 '22

SWING YOUR HIPS fromsidetoside DO THE MARIO

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u/Balls_DeepinReality Oct 07 '22

I’d take Bob Hoskins :(

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u/Return-Junior Oct 06 '22

"That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!"

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u/we_are_sex_bobomb Oct 06 '22

I would’ve preferred that; to me Captain Lou is the “real” Mario voice.

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u/CathedralEngine Oct 06 '22

“Swing your arms, from side to side. Come on it’s time to go, Do the Mario!”

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u/Peyyton07 Oct 07 '22

I think that Mario voice would have been the ideal way to approach it in the movie. Martinet’s voice just would not work for a movie, but one similar to the cartoon voice would.

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u/ScientificAnarchist Oct 07 '22

People acting like Brooklyn Mario from the cartoon wasn’t the right direction to go

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u/CoolsTorrey Oct 06 '22

I’m a huge fan of Mario and Nintendo, listening to his stereotypical fake Italian Mario voice for 90 plus minutes would be draining. Pratt is literally just speaking…which is a disappointment, but I’ll still watch it.

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u/MrSwarleyStinson Oct 06 '22

I feel like it was somewhat of a no-win, he does his own voice and people are upset it isn’t like the original, he does the stereotypical Italian voice and he would have gotten flack for doing a stereotypical voice. Maybe there was some type of happy middle ground but I feel like him doing his own voice was the safe choice

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u/ItIsYeDragon Oct 06 '22

I mean, it's only seen at the end of the trailer, but he does do a Brooklyn accent.

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u/joppers43 Oct 06 '22

Just take the middle ground and use a relatively normal Italian accent

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u/AnonymousBot8125 Oct 06 '22

Hire an Italian, maybe?

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u/TTCin2021 Oct 06 '22

I like your idea. I watched Luca in both Italian and English. The guy who played Giulia’s dad did the Italian version and then the English lines with his natural Italian accent. I think something like that would have been ideal for this film.

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