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Why Chris Pratt’s Super Mario Bros Casting Could Be An Inspired Choice

But that’s probably not what’s actually going to happen here. When Mario has been given life previously, in the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993, or in the live-action/animated television show from slightly earlier, Mario wasn’t strictly Italian. Rather, he was a New Yorker. Mario is traditionally a plumber from Brooklyn, and so whether he was played by Bob Hoskins or Captain Lou Albano, Mario just had a heavy New York accent, not an Italian one. I’m not saying Chris Pratt can do that accent justice, but it seems like it will be easier, and a lot less inherently silly, if that’s the goal. This is, of course, assuming that the goal isn’t to make the movie ridiculous.

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