This is a him. Chris Pratt plays Mario in the movie. Ok, so co-producer Chris Meledandri confirmed in 2021 Pratt won’t use the stereotypical voice of a video game plumber in the animation Mario movie. But on Thursday, Nintendo dropped a trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie, and Pratt revealed his voice of choice.
Honestly, the highly anticipated Pratt Mario’s voice is a bit of a letdown. Maybe there’s a bit of an Italian accent in those words Platt said? Or is he just using his normal voice? Platt’s Mario mostly just reacts to being blown away by the wind as he embarks on his adventures in the mushroom kingdom.
Of course, it’s impossible for Pratt to use an exaggerated, stereotyped voice, but so little of him can actually be heard in the trailer that it’s hard to tell that his Mario will make what kind of sound. He didn’t convey any of Mario’s famous catchphrases — no “This is me, Mario” or “Wow!” Maybe more will be revealed when a longer trailer comes out. Anyway, there’s a better chance to hear Jack Black’s Bowser (he’s excellent) and take a good look at the vibrant animation.
This is- Disappointing
Fans were impressed with Pratt’s voice, or at least we heard what.
“Everything in the Mario movie trailer looks and sounds great…except for Chris Pratt’s voice lol,” one viewer tweeted.
Pratt reminded a viewer of Ratso Rizzo in 1969’s Midnight Cowboy. “It’s like four words, but I definitely got Dustin Hoffman ‘I walk hey!’ vibes.”
Another summed it up nicely, writing, “It’s not like Mario. It’s not like Mario’s vibe. It’s not even like the live-action movie version. It’s just that Chris Pratt sounds a little confused.”