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the launch of the Super Mario Bros. Movie The trailer could be the turning point in convincing people that maybe subtitles are better than dubs, as people preferred to hear Mario speak in other languages rather than English. Apparently the various voice actors in the international dubs did a better job than Chris Pratt.
Trailers of the various international dubbings of the Super Mario Bros. Movie they were released simultaneously with the trailer in English. Once fans found them, they realized that maybe, just maybe, Mario, the famous Italian plumber, sounded better in languages other than English. washington post compiled all six dubbed trailers for fans to decide which one had a better Mario.
The results? Anything is better than English.
And while some versions received more favor than others, like the Italian and German dubs, almost everyone fell instantly in love with Mario speaking French. According to them, the French dubbing managed to make Mario sound exactly like he does in the game. The tone, mannerisms of speech, and vocal expressions were all on point and sounded better compared to Pratt’s performance.
So does this mean we’re all going to France during the movie’s premiere? Probably, according to Catsuka, the film will be released a week earlier in France. the Super Mario Bros. Movie It will be released on March 29, 2023 in that country because the film was animated in Paris.
There was a backlash when it was announced that Pratt would be voicing the iconic red plumber. Fans wanted Charles Martinet, Mario’s original voice actor, to star in the film. Pratt teased that his “Mario voice” would blow people away, but fans seemed to think the actor didn’t put much effort into sounding exactly like the iconic video game character.
The fans were enthusiastic when the The Super Mario Bros movie The trailer came out at New York Comic-Con. They instantly fell in love with Jack Black’s preview as Bowser, as this is the actor’s first supervillain role. And it seems that many of the other characters caught the attention of fans, except for Mario himself.
While going to France to see a Mario movie can be expensive, the Super Mario Bros. Movie opens in American theaters on April 7, 2023. Hopefully French fans won’t leak spoilers.