‘Super Mario Bros. The Movie’, the long-awaited adaptation of the Nintendo video game, will be released soon. As always, complaints cannot be absent and in this case it was because Chris Pratt does not have an Italian accent like the original character.
One of the most characteristic features, both of Mario and Luigi, is the exaggerated Italian accent they have in games. In the final trailer of the film, the New York accent of Chris Pratt, who plays Mario, is heard, and that has pissed off more than one fan.
For his part, Pratt has downplayed the issue and has guaranteed that the film will satisfy even the most whiny fan:
Go watch the movie and then we’ll talk. Once you see the movie, I think you’ll even need to watch it twice. I sincerely believe this and understand the passionate fandom you have, of which I am also a part. It’s the soundtrack of your childhood and you don’t want someone cynically destroying it to cash in on the film.
I fully understand that you don’t want it to happen and to make sure of it there are many people who have put their hearts and souls into the project. The movie really lives up to the video game (…) It’s Illumination, they know what they’re doing.
The film will try break the bad luck of video game adaptations to the cinema, by the hand of the Illumination studio (‘Los Minions’) and the directors Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (‘Teen Titans Go!’).
‘Super Mario Bros’ opens on wednesday april 5 and, in addition to Pratt, it has in its cast the voices of Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.
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