Chris Pratt’s Mario voice has been known as “jarring” by fans following the first trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Nintendo debuted the trailer in a Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday (October 6), which showcased Pratt’s Mario voice, Jack Black as Bowser and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad for the first time.
While reactions have been constructive on the trailer in normal, the primary concern seems to be Pratt’s voice for the Nintendo mascot – after a long time of listening to unique voice actor Charles Martinet in the video games.
“Chris Pratt’s voice is still jarring to hear coming out of Mario but everything else in the Mario trailer looked amazing,” one Twitter person wrote. “I’m genuinely excited to see this thing.”
Another wrote: “Literally the only meh thing about the Mario Movie trailer was Chris Pratt’s Mario voice. Everything else was fucking AMAZING.”
You can try extra reactions beneath.
Chris Pratt’s voice is nonetheless jarring to listen to popping out of Mario however the whole lot else in the Mario trailer appeared superb. I’m genuinely excited to see this factor pic.twitter.com/3QCP7oJc0k
— Saberspark (@Saberspark) October 6, 2022
Literally the one the meh factor in regards to the Mario Movie trailer was Chris Pratt’s Mario voice
Everything else was fucking AMAZING pic.twitter.com/rPTcNAMafv
— PownicMania (@PownicMania5000) October 6, 2022
the whole lot in the mario trailer works apart from mario
— Louie Zong (@everydaylouie) October 6, 2022
wonderful, my precise ideas on the mario trailer
-jack black sounds nice, bowser seems nice, shoulda finished a bowser film
-no, i don’t suppose animated motion pictures are for teenagers, however i feel writing-wise THIS one is undoubtedly going to be for teenagers and that is okay, i hope children have enjoyable
— SungWon Cho (@ProZD) October 6, 2022
The factor about Chris Pratt voicing Mario is he is not developing with a brand new voice for a brand new character, it is somebody very iconic & recognizable. He would not must go 100% Charles Martinet, however Mario sounding principally like Chris is jarring. I hope future trailers change my thoughts.
— YongYea (@YongYea) October 6, 2022
I believed the Mario trailer was fairly good, however man listening to Chris Pratt as Mario is so jarring haha
I’m certain there is a purpose Charles Martinet did not voice Mario however it might of been sick if he did.
— rayyy lmao (@RayNarvaezJr) October 6, 2022
Thank you to all of the fans who stopped by to observe The Super Mario Bros. Movie Direct presentation at #NintendoNYC! pic.twitter.com/3YjC4fLg1V
— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) October 7, 2022
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination, the animation studio behind the Despicable Me franchise and The Secret Life Of Pets.
The remainder of the voice solid contains Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike and Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek. Martinet, the unique voice of Mario, additionally has numerous undisclosed cameo roles.
Following the trailer, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) revealed that he gives the voice of the Penguin King.
Throw your palms in the ai-ya,
if youz a real playa! #SuperMarioBrosMovie pic.twitter.com/KwANdSGU8l
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) October 6, 2022
Aaron Hovarth and Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) are directing the mission, from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is scheduled to be launched in cinemas on April 7, 2023.