True to his word, Chris Pratt won’t.”offend the Italians” starring in Super Mario Bros. movie. Actually, his voiced performance in the official trailer was so dim that I can’t help but wonder: what if Mario It was was more Italian? Turns out it didn’t take long. There is an official Italian dub, and Mario definitely sounds very Italian when he speaks… real Italian. Let’s take a look:
Damn now this is Italian Mario. He turns over a few letters like he really knows what to do with them. And I really like the actor’s more playful take on Mario’s personality compared to Pratt’s speechwhich just sounds like some dude. I can believe that the Italian Mario is really happy to be here. the most important indicator for anyone Super Mario Bros. a voice actor who was asked to play such an iconic role.
You know who else has killer Mario? French moviegoers. Look at it!
It’s such a wonderful take on Mario – a guy who’s not just excited, he’s holding his breath. These little touches are very important in helping us present the Mushroom Kingdom as a dynamic, lively place (as opposed to carefully designed challenge levels).
Brazil also has great dubbing, but what upsets me the most is that the Americans have taken Pratt instead of a real voice actor who wants to bring emotion to his performance.
For now, just give me one of the dubs with English subtitles. I don’t expect a movie star to play the original 1985 game on the NES. I just wish the actor sounded like he’s not up for the lead role in such an important video game movie.
Super Mario Bros.. The film will release on April 7, 2023.