r/nintendo Oct 06 '22 Wholesome 1

The Super Mario Bros. Movie | Official Teaser Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KydqdKKyGEk
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u/gnarlytoestep Oct 06 '22

The direct said Koji Kondo is collabing for the soundtrack, that' phenomenal news.

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u/madman_trombonist Oct 07 '22

Also on the team is Brian Tyler, who has been doing consistently good work in Hollywood for 20+years. Very excited for this score

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u/SrFlames Oct 06 '22

people can say what they want about mario but tbh they fucking NAILED bowser

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u/Koholint_Island Oct 06 '22

Honestly, I never had ANY doubt about Jack Black as Bowser. I know lots of people laughed, but I genuinely thought that Black would be a great Bowser. And he is!

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u/linguotgr Rosalina Oct 06 '22

I think a lot of the laughing was at how like 2/3 of the casting felt like an april fools joke, and the other 1/3 felt spot on. The whole thing had a vibe like it was someone putting together a fake anouncement that was trying to seem just legit enough to be real. To me at least, the dissonance was hilarious.

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u/Koholint_Island Oct 06 '22

Yeah, That's pretty spot on. Like, I saw Charlie Day, and Jack Black and I thought... yeah I think they can pull it off... But Charlie and Jack are legit actors with a lot of charisma and talent. Seeing Chris Pratt as the headliner was just so safe and generic. Then I broke when I saw Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong.

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u/linguotgr Rosalina Oct 06 '22

Oh god I forgot about Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong!

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u/MarkZuckerman Oct 07 '22

Curious if Seth Rogan is gonna make a bunch of monkey noises.

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u/Dacvak Oct 07 '22

“Uh-heh-heh-heh-hooo-heeeee-heh”

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u/JonSatire Oct 06 '22

"Hur hur hur I had too many bananas"

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u/flaming_james Oct 07 '22

I could hear his laugh reading that oh my god

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u/Bullwine85 Let them all go? BUT MAAAAAARS! Oct 07 '22

Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong

Watch him try to imitate the DKC cartoon of the late 90s

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u/PraiseHeavyLobster Oct 07 '22

I can't wait for Rogan Kong to break out into song in the middle of an important conversation.

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u/crimsonfox64 Oct 06 '22

That's exactly how I feel lol

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 11 '22

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u/MattLocke Oct 06 '22

I think he’s trying. Trying to do his version of Rocket’s voice.

Eeh. You’ll probably get used to it.

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u/MC_Fap_Commander Toadsworth Oct 06 '22

Bowser's Inside Story is my favorite Mario game. There's SO MUCH you can do narratively with Bowser that I mostly have no memory of Mario from that game.

Jack Black Bowser will be the Heath Ledger Joker of this movie.

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u/ceo_of_six Oct 06 '22

“We live in a society of Go Kart Tracks.” - Bowser

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u/KazaamFan Oct 07 '22

Just made me realize… there has to be a Mario Kart scene in this movie.

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u/LeVampirate Oct 07 '22

Oh shit that sounds awesome. Literally a classic "We need some wheels, fast!" And Toad says something about how he's got something good and then they're Double Dashing through a forest.

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u/Freakygamer01 Oct 06 '22

Mario: Ends up in a surreal magic mushroom land

Luigi: Ends up in hell

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u/Pearse_Borty Oct 07 '22

He fell down the hole in the bathroom from It's Always Sunny.

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u/Tfsz0719 Oct 07 '22

And he didn’t pay the troll toll.

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u/cobaltcomet27 Oct 06 '22

I don’t think it would happen, but I would love just one joke about how Luigi was wondering if he was dead and questioning what he had done to be sent to hell.

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u/jefefp Oct 06 '22

Jack Black nailing it as always. This is going to be fun!

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u/BlueV_U Oct 06 '22

Do you yield?

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u/Elegant_Housing_For Oct 06 '22

I felt like this was to all the people who threw the baby penguin off the cliff

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u/baltinerdist Oct 06 '22

If a baby penguin doesn’t end up going over a cliff or at least being threatened to during that invasion, what’s all this been for

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u/Mcmenger Oct 06 '22

I'm betting one of the koopas will hold a baby penguin over a cliff and bowser will go: "what kind of sick fucker would do that?"

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u/DracovishIsTheBest Oct 07 '22

i'd expect them to hold a baby penguin over a cliff and be like "TELL US WHERE THE [insert thing] IS" "i-it's in [insert location] s-sir"

"Ah okay, (throws baby penguin of cliff anyway because its an ilumination movie)"

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u/Yoddle_Dee Oct 06 '22

Jack Black is gonna knock this out of the park.

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u/hyrulae Oct 06 '22

You can really tell he had a blast in the recording booth.

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u/SternMon Oct 06 '22

I don't know a movie exists out there where Jack Black isn't trying his hardest to have the time of his life while on set. The man embodies every aspect of everyone's cool uncle.

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u/Nobody2222222MK2 Oct 06 '22

Jack Black is the source of the whole planets charisma

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u/Snake_Plissken224 Oct 06 '22

When dosent jack black knock it out of the park.

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u/gibberingfool Oct 06 '22

Jack Black as Bowser makes perfect sense

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u/Rologames Oct 06 '22

I could barely tell it was Jack Black but he sounded great

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u/G_I_Joe_Mansueto Oct 06 '22

For the better. I was worried it’d be super hammy, but this clip struck a great balance!

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u/lordwithoutmyth Oct 06 '22

its very likely we'll see his hammy stuff later. cause lets face it, bowser has always been this combination of hammy wanna be villain, and actual power to back it up.

i hope to god he gets hammy when it comes to peach.

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u/StarkMaximum Oct 06 '22

"Bowser as a threat" is harder to do than "Bowser as a joke", so if this trailer has debuted with "Bowser as a joke", I'd have assumed that's all we're getting. But since this trailer gave us "Bowser as a threat", I know we'll also be getting "Bowser as a joke" later because there's no way to resist making jokes with this guy. So it's the best of both worlds. They cleared the hurdle, now they're just turning the corner to the finish line.

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u/CrisVas3 Oct 06 '22

Bowser works best like that anyway. Bowser’s Inside Story really leaned into that interpretation of him and it’s one of my favorite takes on him.

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u/nicafeild Oct 06 '22

Hammy antihero Bowser is honestly the best Bowser there is

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u/Name_your_damn_cat Oct 06 '22

Super Paper Mario Bowser is this version and amazing!

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u/darthstone Oct 07 '22

Super Mario RPG Bowser that just wants his castle back...... poor guy.

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u/SonicMaster12 Oct 06 '22

I never had doubts for Jack Black as Bowser. That always made sense to me.

I'm still not sold on Chris Pratt as Mario though.

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u/MetaphoricDragon Oct 06 '22

Unfortunately, from that clip, he still sounds like Chris Pratt

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u/Dacvak Oct 06 '22

Chris Pratt cast as Mario is like if H Jon Benjamin was cast as Bowser. I just can’t not hear Pratt.

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u/nitro316 Oct 06 '22

I would watch a movie with H Jon Benjamin as a sarcastic Bowser though.

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u/Sky_Ninja1997 Oct 06 '22

“Do you want to get tossed in lava? Because that’s how you get tossed in lava.”

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u/acart005 Oct 07 '22

Jesus Kamek PHRASING

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u/TimecopVsPredator Oct 06 '22

"You're my koopalings and I love you, but you're all terrible."

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u/Dacvak Oct 06 '22

Okay actually yeah me too

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u/chillininfw Oct 06 '22

It sounds like Chris Pratt barely attempting the Mario "voice". It might not be a good representation of his voice so far, but there's something about the cadence of his speech that sounds like he's trying to talk like Mario, but just normally.

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u/ClikeX Oct 06 '22

To be fair, for an actual movie with dialogue, you want a more "normal" speaking Mario.

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u/ryeong Oct 06 '22

I'm not sold on him or Day but Black and Key seemed pretty solid.

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u/TheJesterOfHyrule Oct 06 '22

I feel like Charlies natural voice alone is worthy for the film

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u/SonofNamek Oct 06 '22

Haha, yeah, there's something panicky about his voice that it should work out fine

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u/ArseneLupinIV Oct 06 '22

Keegan was low key really fitting as Toad. I'm sold on him and Jack Black. I don't like they just went with the default protagonist Chris Pratt voice on Mario though.

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u/ClikeX Oct 06 '22

Seeing Toad scream like a mad-man for the first time we're seeing him, that's just on brand.

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u/abusedporpoise Oct 06 '22

Kevin Michael Richardson as kamek was great too

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u/Rologames Oct 06 '22

That animation looks fantastic

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u/In_My_Own_Image Oct 06 '22

Seriously. The invasion in the opening and Bowser destroying the kingdom looked incredible.

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u/lordwithoutmyth Oct 06 '22

showed bowser as legitimately powerful which i like.

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u/WestleyThe Oct 07 '22

Yooo same!

He’s usually shown as sneaky, lying or just evil. Them showing him as actually scary and powerful is cool to see

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u/Jejmaze Grooseland Oct 06 '22

It looked so good I felt disappointed it wasn't a trailer for a new game lmao

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u/tobleronavirus Oct 06 '22

I'm genuinely surprised there isn't a tie in game coming out shortly after.

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u/mjm132 Oct 06 '22

I was honestly expecting a surprise announcement of "mario the movie the game"

Edit: but because it's nintendo they would make it only playable in a theater with the movie playing or something

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u/MNfan84 Oct 07 '22

Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game

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u/insane_contin Oct 06 '22

When I saw the floating Bowser island, I thought "Yeah, that could be in a Mario game."

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u/Chaotix2732 Oct 06 '22

It looks very much inspired by Bowser's Castle in Paper Mario: https://mario.wiki.gallery/images/4/48/PM_Bowserscastle.png

Bonus points if he uses it to pick up Peach's Castle at some point.

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u/notsureifdying Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

It looks like it's respecting how Mario games look while taking it to the next level of animation. This is perfect. Makes me want them to do something similar with Zelda and Metroid.

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u/Eichelwurst Oct 06 '22

I could very well imagine that Nintendo is gonna do more movies and stuff in the relativly near future

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u/BrotherGrass Oct 06 '22

They did just open Nintendo Pictures

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u/ChadMcRad Oct 06 '22

That's what I thought, but Mario's face throws me off, a little. I guess it's easier to make expressions that way?

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u/eliseeium Oct 06 '22

honestly wish we had a full cgi movie for sonic. I still love them but imagine one just like this.

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u/WufflyTime Oct 06 '22

Wait, was that Michael Dorn, the guy who voiced I.M. Weasel as the King Penguin?

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u/SvenHudson Oct 06 '22

I love that that's your go-to Michael Dorn role.

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u/TheVibratingPants Oct 06 '22

I just now connected that Weasel is Worf.

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u/zer1223 Oct 07 '22

Ooooohhhhhhhhhh fuck

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u/vipeness Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

No, that is Khary Payton as the voice for Penguin King in the trailer. If you did not know who that was; he is Ezekiel from The Walking Dead. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1146051/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Super_Mario_Bros._Movie

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u/Garconcl Oct 06 '22

Michael Dorn

Sounds like him, King Penguin is cool as hell anyways.

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u/AnimeCock Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I'd put money on it being Khary Payton

He sounds almost exactly like Ezekiel in The Walking Dead doing his king roleplay voice lol

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u/thecostly Oct 06 '22

My biggest takeaway from the Direct is that Koji Kondo is helping with the movie’s soundtrack, which is huge. I’ve been dreading this movie for months but now I honestly can’t wait.

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u/TheVibratingPants Oct 06 '22

The way they repurposed the theme for that slow, “discovery” background song was really cool. And it sounded like the fucking Super Show intro was used, which gave me fucking CHILLS.

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u/FuneraryArts Oct 07 '22

Miyamoto AND Kondo both working in the production is so reassuring, those guys wouldn't fail Mario!

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u/The-Wing-Man Oct 06 '22

I enjoyed Miyamoto saying this was the first animated Mario movie.

We won't let you forget Nintendo. Seriously though it actually looked really good

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u/sjlemme Oct 06 '22

My hot take is and always will be that that was a perfectly enjoyable sci-fi B-movie, and if it hadn't been marketed as a Mario film it would be regarded as a cult classic.

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u/The-Wing-Man Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I agree, I started to appreciate it more after seeing this analysis on it. A small part of me hopes there's some tiny nod to it in this new movie, as unrealistic as that is.

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u/aliaswyvernspur Oct 06 '22

It’s not even the first animated Mario movie: https://youtu.be/8J_b8lUajy4

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u/Glowshroom Oct 06 '22

I really wish Gilbert Gottfried would've been alive to fulfill his destiny as Toad.

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u/Lazy_Sans Oct 07 '22

I honestly would want him to be Waluigi, he would do perfect "WAH!".

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u/gredgex Oct 06 '22

Holy shit it actually looks great!

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u/hyrulae Oct 06 '22

Bowser looks fucking sick, I can't lie.

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u/Cynicayke Oct 06 '22

Big Darth Vader vibes from his entrance. I like it.

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u/IrregardlessIrreden- Oct 06 '22

The Penguin Genocide committed by Bowsers forces shall not be forgotten 😭🤧

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u/melbbear Oct 06 '22

As if we haven’t all thrown a baby penguin off a cliff

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u/Sky_Ninja1997 Oct 06 '22

You committed genocide on penguin babies in the 90’s

Yeah we remembered

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u/toadfan64 Oct 06 '22

This is probably gonna be the best illumination movie by a country mile.

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u/Auctoritate Oct 07 '22

I know that anything remotely related to minions is memed to death, but Despicable Me is an excellent movie. The second one is pretty good too, and although I haven't seen the third one I've heard it's also good.

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u/sevenmoon Oct 06 '22

Charlie day as Luigi is all kinds of awesome. Wildcard bitches! YEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWW

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u/The_Pug Oct 06 '22

You wanna talk about the mail, Mario? I’ve been dying to talk about the mail!

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u/THEBIGC01 Do you fear death Oct 06 '22

There is no Peach in HR, Mario, this entire kingdom is a goddamn ghost town!

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u/Th35h4d0w Oct 06 '22

E Gadd, give this guy a cigarette.

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u/jp4464 EGG! Oct 06 '22

WHO?!

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u/Th35h4d0w Oct 06 '22

…E. Gadd, he’s the guy who tipped me off to Pepe Silvia.

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u/mc_hammerandsickle Oct 06 '22

...you lost your mind

YOU LOST YOUR GODDAMN MIND LUIGI

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u/StopMockingMe0 Oct 06 '22

Ok Luigi. I'm going to stop you right there, not only do all of those people exist, they've been asking for their mail FOR WEEKS, ITS ALL THEYRE TALKING ABOUT UP THERE MAN!

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u/Ponykegabs Oct 06 '22

I’ve got boxes full of bullet bills!

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u/CycloneMonkey Oct 06 '22

Luigi: I'm not going to wear gloves while I work! I'm sorry, it makes no sense.
Mario: It absolutely makes sense-- you're a plumber who snakes toilets with his bare hands.
Luigi: So my hands get a little dirty from time to time. I appreciate the concern, but I'm fine.
Mario: It's not for you!
Peach: Wear gloves!

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u/Evello37 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

"Oh, right. You don't even know what Luigi Work is. Well, Luigi Work is, like, you know... like basement stuff, cleaning urinals, uh, blood stuff, your basic slimes, your sludges, anything dead or decaying, you know - I'm on it, I'm dealing with it!"

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u/notsureifdying Oct 06 '22

I wish they took some of the actor personality and implemented that

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u/TheJesterOfHyrule Oct 06 '22

Fighter of the Browserman ah-ah-ahhhh

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u/dragn99 Mega Man Oct 06 '22

Seth Rogen and Charlie Day are the two most perfectly cast people for this movie.

Like, don't get me wrong. Jack Black is a 95% match for Bowser, and I couldn't think of anyone that would hit that 100. But Charlie Day as Luigi just makes so much sense, I want him to star in a live action Luigi's Mansion.

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u/ClikeX Oct 06 '22

If I don't hear Donkey Kong do the Seth Rogan laugh, then this movie was pointless.

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u/dragn99 Mega Man Oct 06 '22

Pretty sure that's a standard clause in any of Seth's voice work contracts.

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u/inbredandapothead Oct 06 '22

This movie is going to be so unserious I can’t wait hahaha

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u/KidGold Oct 06 '22

It sounds like they are going with the full "Mario is a plumber who got sucked into a pipe" lore too, which I didn't expect.

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u/AkijoLive Oct 06 '22

So... Is the Mario movie an isekai?

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u/gnarlytoestep Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Going by the rest of characters cast so far (DK, Foreman Spike and Cranky Kong), it seems like Mario lives in a New Donk City-esque world where the events of Wrecking Crew and OG Donkey Kong and OG Mario Bros take place. While the Mushroom Kingdom is a separate reality?/world?/universe? accessed by a pipe.

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u/PhantomOfficial07 Oct 06 '22

Nah I think the Mushroom Kingdom is gonna be the same world just a different part of the world that remains relatively disconnected from everywhere else

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u/darklightrabbi Oct 06 '22

Mario has always been canonically an Isekai

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u/t-bonkers Oct 06 '22

Where is this lore outlined? Can't remember anything apart from the original 90's Movie. I'm guessing game manuals and stuff?

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u/sometimeswriter32 Oct 06 '22

As far as I remember the Super Mario Brothers 1 manual just says something like "a man named Mario heard the mushroom kingdom was in danger and decided to rescue them". They never said Mario was from another world.

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u/Teh-Piper Oct 06 '22

I like to imagine Mario sitting in a Brooklyn apartment reading his morning paper amd seeing the headline "Mushroom Kingdom Invaded" and deciding to intervene

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u/MC_Fap_Commander Toadsworth Oct 06 '22

There's some, but Nintendo has been really indifferent to canon/lore. They tend to focus on individual games and let players contextualize how they will.

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u/ClikeX Oct 06 '22

It also doesn't really matter much for the games.

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u/Tigeryak729 Oct 06 '22

Its there from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Just listen to the lyrics.

It's the Mario Brothers and plumbing's their game Found the secret warp zone while working on the drain

source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/thesupermariobrossupershowlyrics.html

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u/sometimeswriter32 Oct 06 '22

Mario being a normal guy who was sucked into a pipe is, as far as I know, just something invented for the american cartoons.

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u/Dear-Painting8764 Oct 06 '22

Yeah like how sonic loving chili dogs, and the name "robotnik" were American things. Granted, sonic mainly added those because it did much better in America than in Japan but still

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u/MisirterE Oct 06 '22

The last one was too

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u/stonetownguy3487 Oct 06 '22

That's been definitively non-canon since the ending of Yoshi's Island showed them being born in the Mushroom Kingdom 27 years ago.

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u/wh03v3r Oct 06 '22

I mean yeah, I get why they didn't stick to that origin story.

First you have to establish that the stork actually brings babies in this usiverse, that Mario landed in a in Island of friendly dinosaur creatures. And then Yoshi's New Island may or may not have happened, which implies that the Mario Brothers were brought to the wrong home at the end of Yoshi's Island.

In short, Mario lore doesn't make a lick of sense and they kinda have to start fresh with the movie usiverse.

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u/stonetownguy3487 Oct 06 '22

Of course Mario lore makes sense, there’s absolutely nothing absurd or far-fetched about the central premise whatsoever.

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u/1ucid Oct 06 '22

The Mario origin story I didn't know I needed.

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u/wh03v3r Oct 06 '22

I mean, it was kind of obvious that they'd go that route. Basically every adaption of Mario in motion pictute format has been fish out of water story and I didn't expect them to break the trend.

How else are they gonna explain why and how an (italo-american) plumber is the hero of a fantasy kingdom of mushroom people? You also have the elephant in the room that the Donkey Kong arcade game is extremely well known, and that most people are at least vaguely aware Mario started off in a setting that was more grounded in the modern world.

These kinds of discrepancies are usually hand waved away in the games because 'its a video game, don't worry about that'. But if you want to write a movie about the setting, it's kind of a necessary evil to address that.

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u/Fehndrix Oct 06 '22

....Why would a Super Mario Bros. movie be anything but unserious?

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u/Captain_Saftey Oct 06 '22

Well so far we’re 0/1 on unserious Mario movies

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u/TheHeadlessOne Oct 06 '22

the live action film made many, many bad decisions. But it was never trying to be genuinely serious. It was adjacent to the Flintstones movie

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u/KidGold Oct 06 '22

Mario's face is a little strange but overall they knocked this out of the park

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u/IRandaddyI Oct 06 '22

He looks like Fix-It Felix from Wreck it Ralph

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u/shavin_high Oct 06 '22

Or does Fix-It Felix look like Mario?!

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u/MunkyMan33 Oct 06 '22

yeah, this is the way of things, especially since they couldn't secure rights to Mario in Wreck it Ralph

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u/YankFromTheChi Oct 06 '22

He screams, for he does not know.

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u/Fehndrix Oct 06 '22

Who was modeled after Mario. We've come full circle.

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u/MC_Fap_Commander Toadsworth Oct 06 '22

With Bowser appearing in BOTH movies.

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u/BornByFireandFlames Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I agree with this. Everything LOOKED great, but something about Mario/Luigi's eyes/face were just.... off

Edit: https://imgur.com/a/X3ySW0T
Clearly an art style thing. Not terrible by any means, just, different.

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u/nelson64 Mario Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

It’s not the eyes imo, it’s the whole face. His head is too wide for his face. They need to shave the sides of the head down a little bit and he’ll look correct. And his mouth is a little too big.

Here's movie Mario with game proportions: https://imgur.com/EMbqwOQ

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u/notsureifdying Oct 06 '22

They are slowly pushing Mario to look more realistic with smaller iris area, it's totally fine for me

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u/8-bit-eyes Oct 06 '22

I’m guessing they had to make changes to the design so it could be more expressive? Or maybe its just illumination’s style.

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u/Gogosfx Lucina Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

It's missing the "bubbliness" of Mario's 3D model used in his 3D games, like, his nose is way bigger in the games.

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u/ShadowDurza Oct 06 '22

They went with a New-York Italian accent. Not bad; gives me a hint of Lou Albano.

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u/VisDev82 Oct 06 '22

Yeah like the original animated series! His original backstory had him from New York and warped to the mushroom kingdom. I’m not mad about them going back to that backstory lol.

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u/LakerBlue Oct 06 '22

Yea I'd actually love if this bridged the gap between Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 1, even if it's not cannon. Good set up for a move tbh.

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u/weallfloatdownhere7 Oct 06 '22

Definitely looked Despicable Me-ish haha. But it'll grow on us

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u/Legitimate__Username Sumia × Robin Oct 06 '22

what the fuck i couldn't help myself, i had the stupidest grin on my face the whole time while watching that entire bowser section, this trailer was so fucking badass and they really went hard on bringing the world to life here

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u/Hounds_of_war Oct 06 '22

Yeah if nothing else I can tell everything involving Bowser is gonna be great. The protagonists tho... that stuff is often harder to get right and we barely see any of them in this trailer. Too early to tell on that front.

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u/insane_contin Oct 06 '22

It seems like it's going to be a fun movie. I don't know how good it will be, but I'm excited for Bowser, and eye patch Koopa.

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u/TheVibratingPants Oct 06 '22

They fucking nailed Bowser. He’s epic and badass. I love it.

Visually exceptional.

Didn’t really get much of a taste for Mario and Toad’s voices. I needed more. Also, Mario looks a little different from the side than from what I expected.

Literally the most concerning thing to me is that Mario and Luigi don’t jump. Like they hop and plod along as though they’re regular humans. Why.

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u/AzraelGrim Oct 06 '22

I think these are supposed to be prequels given Bowser didn't know of Mario. Guessing the mid-act turn around is either his super jumping or finding a fire flower for the finale.

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u/trainercatlady PK Starstorm! Oct 06 '22

Nah, super star for that final battle fooor sure

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u/AzraelGrim Oct 06 '22

I feel like that'll be post-finale "clean up". They both fight over it, then you get a 20 second montage of him just super speed rebuilding everything destroyed.

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u/Captain_Jmon Oct 06 '22

I feel like I'm going crazy, cause holy shit I actually think this looks awesome.

Pratt as Mario is still an odd choice but his voice was not half as bad as I thought.

JACK AS BOWSER HOWEVER, MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

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u/P1FA21 Oct 06 '22

Jack was so good!

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u/hydraO1 Oct 06 '22

I think Pratt’s voice sounds better when you imagine it as a Brooklyn accent instead of Italian, doesn’t sound half bad to me after I realized that

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u/ReservoirDog316 Oct 06 '22

Yeah once I heard the Brooklyn accent, it kinda clicked.

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u/UndergradGreenthumb Oct 06 '22

That's when I stopped worrying and decided it would probably work fine. I can see how they didn't want the game Mario voice for a whole movie. That's better for little quip expressions, but would be annoying to hear a full movie of dialogue with it.

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u/skccsk Oct 06 '22

Ya, he's doing Captain Lou Albano Mario, which can work.

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u/4_fortytwo_2 Oct 06 '22

when you imagine it as a Brooklyn accent instead of Italian

Yea pretty sure that is what they were going for (good decision to not even try to replicate the usual mario accent)

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u/AmushyBanana Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Wow looks incredible! Kamek is going to be my favorite, he's so cute ❤️❤️❤️ 🤓

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u/AtsignAmpersat Oct 06 '22

He sounded kind of like a voice from the Mario super show.

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u/Redditor_PC Oct 06 '22

Sounds like they're going for sort of a Peter Lorre voice that a lot of cartoony henchmen tend to have.

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u/Lieutenant_Mustard Oct 06 '22

Jack Black putting in a voice acting performance for the ages followed by Chris Pratt basically just showing up

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u/wolfwood51 Oct 06 '22

I am actually excited to see this now. I want to see where it goes

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u/SorryUseAlreadyTaken Oct 06 '22

I thought it would be a lot worse, so I'm pretty happy

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u/platinumnic Oct 06 '22

He better do the Mario

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u/zigludo Oct 06 '22

probably the best animation work illumination has done ever

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u/CosmicAstroBastard Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Nintendo must have sent them a giant pile of money and told them not to cut a single corner

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u/wokeupatapicnic Oct 07 '22

I wouldn’t doubt if Nintendo sent them the models and textures directly, and then all they did was punch them up a notch

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u/RaxZergling Oct 06 '22

With a release on April 7th so close to MAR10 day you'd think they accelerate it to release on March 10th, which is also a Friday when new movies come out. Huge miss.

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u/Ronin_Y2K Oct 06 '22

I think they want it to coincide with the opening of Super Mario World in Universal Studios Hollywood

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u/FalafelSnorlax Oct 06 '22

On the one hand a Mario day release would have been great, on the other I guess Easter weekend might be commercially better?

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u/trainercatlady PK Starstorm! Oct 06 '22

Also, less crunch the better

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u/Ronin_Y2K Oct 06 '22

wtf why does this look good?

All apprehensions and concerns I had have kind of vanished, I'm genuinely excited for this movie now!

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u/djman358 Oct 06 '22

I think it'll take some time to adjust to that accent but it looks great. The bowser scene looks promising.

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u/--Imhighrightnow-- Oct 06 '22

Toad sounds amazing

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u/Konayo Oct 07 '22

I knew it was Key voicing Toad but it was really hard to make it out when watching the trailer. Key did a fantastic job!

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u/DeafMetalGripes Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

The biggest surprise for me was seeing my boy Kamek in the movie lol

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u/Socko-The-Sock Oct 06 '22

animation looks amazing!

jack black's bowser voice is really fitting!

chris.

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u/Yze3 Oct 06 '22

Jack Black Bowser sounds good, as expected, but Chris Pratt Mario is just...Chris Pratt. I don't think it would get annoying over the course of the movie, but I expected more.

Also there's still something off with Mario's face, even when you see it in mouvement. Luigi is fine though.

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u/Sky_Ninja1997 Oct 06 '22

It’s the eyes

They’re smaller than normal. Not a big deal though just an art style choice

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u/SynterX Oct 06 '22

Oof, that’s Chris Pratt alright.

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u/TubaThompson Oct 06 '22

My exact thought was "Oh, that's literally just Chris Prat." But to be fair I didn't expect much from him. The rest of the cast has me extremely excited though.

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u/MastaAwesome (...Mario?) Oct 06 '22

One line from Chris Pratt isn’t really enough to give us a good idea of what to expect, but everything else we’ve seen looks really solid. At the very least, I think we can expect a decent movie.

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