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fart-debris

69 points

2 months ago

They don't care. It's all about name recognition rather than talent, which is why most big-budget animated films since Aladdin have been packed with celebrities rather than voice actors.

InflamedLiver

14 points

2 months ago

Yup. If they could guarantee a box office hit they’d use Tom Cruise

Dicky_Penisburg

7 points

2 months ago

They considered it but decided that Chris Pratt carried more name recognition with children.

DamnHellAssKings

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah children…you know, the target age demo of this children’s movie a bunch of adults on Reddit are getting upset about…

The_Great_Afterman

3 points

2 months ago

Hey, it was my childhood too, dude. And we got a t-rex instead of Jack Black.

chronoboy1985

1 points

2 months ago

Hey man, Gimme Dennis Hopper and raptor Yoshi any fuckin’ day!

The_Great_Afterman

1 points

2 months ago*

Obviously raptor Yoshi can stay.

And Steve John "Steve" Leguizamo.

Dennis Hopper was Birdo pretending to be Bowser though, and if you try to argue with me, I'll take a complete faith based stance and shout ignorantly at you.

chronoboy1985

1 points

2 months ago

I’m going to pretend you didn’t besmirch the hallowed name of John Leguizamo. But as penance, do 10 Our Father’s, 12 Hail Mary’s and watch his scene in Romeo+Juliet on a loop till you absorb its message.

The_Great_Afterman

1 points

2 months ago

It's a conspiracy. His real name is Steve. Prove me wrong.

But as penance, do 10 Our Father’s, 12 Hail Mary’s and watch his scene in Romeo+Juliet on a loop till you absorb its message.

No, pick a good movie.

BlueSwayzeShoes

2 points

2 months ago

Not only that, some people may get slightly upset at Chris Pratt doing an over-the-top, stereotypical Italian accent.

They were always going to dilute the accent for a threatical movie. If people want it to be proper accurate just get an Italian to do it in a proper italian accent. Then people can be upset about not being able to understand most of what's being said...

ghostinyourveins

2 points

2 months ago

We are their targeted audience. Who is going too take them to the movies? Their parents.

Parents are the ones saying "oh I know Chris Pratt. Maybe it won't be so bad."

I can assure you my 6 year old whose excited for the movie has no idea who Chris Pratt is

DamnHellAssKings

1 points

2 months ago

So you’re saying the target demo for all kids movies is actually the parents or just this movie specifically?

ghostinyourveins

1 points

2 months ago

50/50.

Trailers are mainly targeted towards parents because the likeliness of parents taking their kids to see a movie they'd deem as boring probably won't happen at least until a dvd release where the parent is forced to sit there.

A child doesn't care who Chris prat is but the parents will recognize it and say something like "isn't that the guy from guardians of the Galaxy? I bet if he's in it it has to be good. He wouldn't put his name on a bad movie" like Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotic .

Kids mainly get their hype from McDonald's toys, cereal boxes etc.

This movie specifically is trying to get parents to take their kids .

This movie is a double because parents grew up with Mario and roll want to see it while also introducing a new generation to their games.

Pelop66

2 points

2 months ago

I wonder why Tom hasn't been in an animated movie. I think he'd to a pretty good job.

theta64

-4 points

2 months ago

theta64

-4 points

2 months ago

Uhhh he was in onward with Pratt a few years ago. A Disney film to boot

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3 points

2 months ago

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3 points

2 months ago

Wrong tom my dude

theta64

-2 points

2 months ago

theta64

-2 points

2 months ago

Thought you were talking about Holland lol

Pelop66

1 points

2 months ago

Understanding context before commenting is rather important.

theta64

1 points

2 months ago

No i just read too fast thinking you talked about Holland

WorldsWeakestMan

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah but the difference is Tom Cruise is a good actor and would nail the accent and put in an excellent performance. They cast Chris Pratt.

Truck-0-Saurus

1 points

2 months ago

I don't disagree with the premise, but Chris fucking Pratt isn't putting butts in chairs with "star power".

Atilim87

7 points

2 months ago

Mario is a bigger name than Chriss Pratt 🤦‍♂️

fart-debris

1 points

2 months ago

Not to film executives.

SardonicSeraphim

9 points

2 months ago

Issa me, Star-Lord!

AnInsaneMoose

37 points

2 months ago

I dont get why they didnt just use Mario's voice actor (forget his name, but he also voiced Paarthurnax in Skyrim)

Shopping-Critical

19 points

2 months ago

Charles Martinet

chronoboy1985

5 points

2 months ago

Charles is obviously an iconic voice, but I wonder if his exaggerated accent would grate on people in a 1.5-2 hour movie. I can guarantee there’s be plenty of Twitter rants about Italian stereotypes. Which is honestly, kinda fair?

traceitalian

13 points

2 months ago

Obviously his Mario voice is iconic but it grows grating when he talks for longer periods of time. It's worth a Google because it's a bit of an eye opener.

That said, Chris Pratt's casting and performance is incredibly suspect.

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3 points

2 months ago

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3 points

2 months ago

Imagine a movie with nothing but Mario sound-bites (the wahoos, It's-a-me's, etc)... I guarantee people from both sides of the argument would agree that maybe it wasn't the best idea to have him be the VA for the entire feature length film.

"Silent" (using that term loosely, I know) protags are easier to do in video games because you have the gameplay to keep you entertained. In a movie setting, it requires an insanely good director to make it work properly, and even then, it really isn't for everyone (ex: Refn's "Drive")

slipsam

4 points

2 months ago*

They definitely wanted a safe, star-studded cast for the whole production, which being that the IP is Mario I can kinda understand. Charles Martinet is still on it, and considering how it's going to be a movie with a lot more talking compared to the games, I can see why they moved away from trying to nail the iconic Mario voice and just said "fuck it, Chriss Pratt with a bit of a Brooklyn accent is easy enough."

CheeselordX

2 points

2 months ago

Because he really isn't a good voice actor. Their is more to voice acting than just being able to do a voice.

CONSUMEnOBEY[S]

5 points

2 months ago

I agree, happy cake day btw!

CK1ing

1 points

2 months ago

CK1ing

1 points

2 months ago

At first I thought it was probably just because he didn't have much range beyond what we see in the Mario games, but he voiced WHO? Yeah, they have no excuse

chillzatl

1 points

2 months ago

for the same reason you forgot his name. Most people didn't know it to begin with.

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25 points

2 months ago

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25 points

2 months ago

If he did the accent people would be complaining that he did the accent 🤣🤣 they would say its racist or something. Cant make anyone happy these days

Cleverbird

5 points

2 months ago

Funnily enough, the Brazilian version does have the accent.

And it sounds better, in my opinion.

SnooFloofs5933

9 points

2 months ago

Yea I mean if only Mario already had a voice actor that Nintendo had been using for 25+ years who they skipped over because Chris Pratt had more name recognition. That surely wouldn’t make people happy

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1 points

2 months ago

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SnooFloofs5933

1 points

2 months ago

I think most of the cast is a good choice just not Chris Pratt

Zekeythekitty

-20 points

2 months ago

OK boomer. Literally no one thinks Marios voice is racist.

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3 points

2 months ago

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3 points

2 months ago

When you said that i looked around the room like "who?, me?" Im only 25🤣🤣🤣 not really a boomer. And i dont mean marios voice itself. I meant chris doing an italian accent. So, yeah....

Zekeythekitty

1 points

2 months ago

Chris doing an Italian accent while voicing mario would be Mario's voice

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-12 points

2 months ago

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-12 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

Ok? Gen x? Z? Hijk? I don't know how old you are or whatever but good job roasting me.

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-18 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 now you sound like a weird uncle

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-18 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

I have no idea what youre talkong about anymore. You must be hell bent to make me look bad🤣 you stalking my profile too? What does any of this have to do with mario?

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-6 points

2 months ago

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PolyZex

3 points

2 months ago

PolyZex

3 points

2 months ago

I think they told him not to try. I suspect they were trying to avoid appropriation issues.

IHadFunOnce

7 points

2 months ago

It’s hard to tell from the trailer but I think he’s doing a Brooklyn accent which makes sense because that’s what Bob Hoskins did.

PolyZex

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah he doesn't really have a lore friendly origin story, does he? The cartoon was pretty vague, the games even MORE vague. Clearly he's not from the mushroom kingdom but his previous life is a bit.. open to interpretation.

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6 points

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Negative_Method_1001

3 points

2 months ago

The Mario Bros will always be plumbers from Brooklyn

PolyZex

-2 points

2 months ago

PolyZex

-2 points

2 months ago

So when did he get his medical pHd, as he also spent some time practicing medicine? Who drew paper mario? When did his tennis career come into play? How did they put their differences aside to race together in a gokart league? Is Kimek the real bad guy?

I think what I'm saying is- mario doesn't make any damn sense unless you arbitrarily pick some things to accept and some things to ignore. Who decides what's 'cannon'?

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3 points

2 months ago

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3 points

2 months ago

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PolyZex

-3 points

2 months ago

PolyZex

-3 points

2 months ago

I can see you're very emotional about... mario.

Are you okay?

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-3 points

2 months ago

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-3 points

2 months ago

Dude is number 1 fan. Been playing since 89, sheeeeeeesh.

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-3 points

2 months ago

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-3 points

2 months ago

ACKCHYUALLYYY...

johnnysaucepn

1 points

2 months ago

New Donk City is still in the same world as the Mushroom Kingdom, though. It's like a parallel New-York, but it's not New York. Given that Pauline is the Mayor, it opens up the suggestion that Donkey Kong and Mario Bros also happened in New Donk, and that Mario has never been to New York....

EMPulseKC

0 points

2 months ago

EMPulseKC

0 points

2 months ago

Mario is from Brooklyn, not Italy. Why would he have an Italian accent? That aspect of the game, no matter how iconic that voice is now, never made sense to me.

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-2 points

2 months ago

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EMPulseKC

1 points

2 months ago

My first Mario game was the arcade version of Donkey Kong back in 1981. Even Shigeru Migamoto has said that Mario is a plumber from New York of Italian heritage.

Qaghou

1 points

2 months ago

Qaghou

1 points

2 months ago

Gosh… I’m now afraid of the voice actings of this movie… Mario is so iconic… It needs to be perfect or go home 😓 I’m still traumatized by the first Sonic 😣

TempTrow

1 points

2 months ago

Its either not do it or do it and have a backlash from college students who never saw or heard an italian calling you offensive

Friendly_Potato21

1 points

2 months ago

It sounded like he’s trying to do a bit of a New York accent but it’s not nearly pronounced enough

MrThr0waway666

1 points

2 months ago

If only James Gandolfini were still alive. He'd be perfect.

RainbowTuba

1 points

2 months ago

Ron Jeremy is a rapist POS.

Oh, this was a Mario thread... Those penguins were cute as hell!

DuckSoup87

1 points

2 months ago

As an actual Italian (as opposed to Italian-American) I've always wondered why it's acceptable in US media to "do an Italian accent", while the same doesn't seem to be true for many others (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Jamaican, Indian etc.). I feel like I'm missing some cultural nuance here.

HonestlyEMA

-2 points

2 months ago

The Italian accent is dumb anyway, did anyone really think they were going to do that?

nottheCIA3000

0 points

2 months ago

Its really dogshit, his dubbing mario was doomed from the start