Chris Pratt responds to criticism about lack of Italian accent in Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Pratt encourages fans to watch the movie before making judgments
Chris Pratt, the actor playing Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, has a message for fans upset about his lack of an Italian accent in the film. In a recent interview with Extra, Pratt encouraged fans to reserve their judgments until after watching the movie.
“I think that once you see the movie…,” Pratt said before changing his thought. “And you know what, honestly, I think you probably need to watch it twice.”
Pratt acknowledges a passionate fanbase.
Pratt is aware of the passionate fanbase that the Super Mario/Nintendo universe has, and he understands some concerns about the movie.
“I understand; I’m part of it,” he told Extra. “This is the soundtrack to your youth. You don’t want someone to come along and cynically destroy it as a cash grab with the movie. I fully understand that. You do not want that to happen. There were so many hearts and souls in mind dedicated to making sure that didn’t happen.”
Leguizamo’s opinion on casting
Actor John Leguizamo, who played Luigi in the 1993 theatrical iteration of the gaming franchise, previously criticized the casting of Pratt in the movie. He said, “For them to go backward and not cast another [actor of color] kind of sucks.”
The movie honors the world of Mario.
Pratt shared that the film is “up-and-coming as to what we can expect over the next ten years — an entire universe of these types of movies. They’re super nostalgic; they’re entertaining.” He also stated that the film honors the world of Mario.
“It’s Illumination, so they know what they’re doing. And it’s great because, especially for me now that I have kids, I have to see every animated movie, whether good or not, so I’m grateful when a great animated movie comes out. And that’s what this is, thankfully. And hopefully, there’ll be more.”
In addition to Pratt, the movie stars Jack Black as Bowser, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie release date
The Super Mario Bros. Movie opened in theaters on December 21, 2022.
- Who plays Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Movie?
- Chris Pratt plays Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Movie.
- When does the Super Mario Bros. Movie come out?
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie came out on December 21, 2022.
- Who else is in the Super Mario Bros. Movie cast?
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie cast includes Jack Black as Bowser, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad.