Chris Pratt's Voice as Mario in New Movie Not Terrible, Internet Decides
Chris Pratt Voice as Mario is Perfectly Fine ... Consensus on Twitter, Etc.
4/8/2023 1:27 PM PT
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 @RHYSISABOMB
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 mash-up of accents ... mostly honing in on an Italian-American one that you might hear in Brooklyn. Throughout the film, he also slips into classic cartoonish Mario-isms.
While Chris might've been serviceable, the movie itself has gotten pretty awful reviews -- with some calling it soulless. 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 domestically through Sunday.