Chris Pratt took a lot of crap when he was announced as the voice of Mario for the new ‘Super Mario Bros.’ flick — but now that the product is out … the consensus is, he’s aight.
The critics/amateur critics have sounded off on Twitter these past few days, weighing in on whether CP did the iconic video game character justice in the first animated feature-length film — and from the looks of it, sounds like most everyone thinks he did a decent job.
Lmao the original mario voice actor pic.twitter.com/YWJvGpRxuw
— RHYSISABOMB 🥳32 Days till im 18 Years Old🥳 (@RHYSISABOMB) April 5, 2023
Specifically, the term that keeps getting thrown around for his voice work is … “fine.”
As Polygon put it, Chris is “Aggressively Fine” as Mario … and it would appear others feel the same. In other words, it ain’t a groundbreaking performance … nor does it move the needle in voice acting. But, the guy got the job done — and wasn’t distracting doing it.
If you’re wondering what exactly he sounds like — which has mostly been kept under wraps — well, you can just go see it … or look for snippets on Twitter. In either case, you’ll see that Chris used a mashup of accents … mostly honing in on an Italian-American one that you might hear in Brooklyn. Throughout the film, he also slips into classic cartoon-y Mario-isms.
While Chris might’ve been serviceable, the movie itself has gotten pretty awful reviews — with some calling it soul-less. Others, meanwhile, say it’s a hoot … especially for the kids.
Of course, all that matters to the studio heads are those box office numbers … and so far, ‘SMBM’ is on its way to a stellar start. It’s already on pace to hit $195 mil through Sunday.