By now, you may have seen and may even develop an opinion about Mario’s voice as heard at the end Movie Super Mario Bros. preview version. Actor Chris Pratt’s Take about the character always will cause division – most people who know Mario know what he sounds like, and it’s not Chris Pratt!
In such circumstances, one is faced with a choice: We can be reasonable and open-minded, allowing another person to use Mario’s beautiful tubes to coexist. Charles Martinet’s iconic video game performance or we can only refuse to accept this and insist on something even more authentic than Martinet’s voice. Like actual Italian.
Thanks to the Universal Studios Italia YouTube channel you can watch the (premium) trailer for Movie Super Mario Bros. and marvel at its authenticity, it’s just and logical that Mario and Luigi have finally adopted their mother tongue on the big screen, taking their place as true Italian icons for a new generation. Let’s all fly to Italy to see Il Film when it opens in 2023.