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Fans unhappy with Chris Pratt’s version of Super Mario’s iconic wahoo in new trailer

Fans unhappy with Chris Pratt’s version of Super Mario’s iconic wahoo in new trailer

The actor sparked mixed reactions with his version of the catchphrase

"Wahoo!" is up there with Mario's most iconic phrases, but fans of the adventurous plumber have been left disappointed after hearing Chris Pratt's version of it for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Just as all the talk about Pratt's accent for Mario was dying down, Universal went and released a new trailer to stir the pot even more.

There have been mixed reactions to the Guardians of the Galaxy star taking on the iconic role of Mario, with fans only becoming more divided as we were treated to glimpses of the character in the recent trailers.

The latest clips from the movie show Mario preparing to go head-to-head with Donkey Kong, giving himself a little 'lets-a go' pep talk before swiftly getting beaten to a pulp.

We're introduced to Luigi, who finds out about Bowser's plans to 'rule the world', as well as Princess Peach and her determination to stop the giant dinosaur in his tracks with the help of Toad.

It's one particular part towards the end of the new trailer that has really got people talking, though, and comes after Mario climbs into a kart and flies over a canyon to land on rainbow road.

After sticking the landing, his catchphrase comes out along with a little fist pump: "Wahoo!"

Many fans were left disappointed with Pratt's efforts.
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Fans were quick to have their say on Pratt's version of the phrase, with many making clear that they weren't impressed.

After watching the trailer, one person responded: "why does the '-hoo" go down like that... where's the excitement."

Another described Pratt's efforts as 'the actual worst', while a third wrote: "Oh that’s definitely NOT it…"

Pratt previously said he was excited for people to hear his character.
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Not everyone was disappointed with the catchphrase, though, with some arguing that Pratt 'nailed it'.

One supportive fan wrote, "People mad at him but this wasn’t even bad lmao," while another added: "Honestly, it sounds perfect."

One viewer claimed the catchphrase was 'the only time he sounds like Mario in the trailer', which, while not ideal, is better than nothing.

There are a few fans who are happy with Pratt's impression.
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Pratt has previously said he couldn't wait for people 'to see and hear' his character in action, telling Variety: "I worked really closely with the directors and trying out a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of...

"It’s an animated voiceover narrative. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not gonna be wearing a plumber suit running all over. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it is updated and unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before.”

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is currently set to be released on April 7, 2023.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Chris Pratt, Celebrity