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Super Mario fans annoyed with one specific detail of film's character design

Aisha Nozari

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Super Mario fans annoyed with one specific detail of film's character design

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

The first official teaser trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie dropped earlier this week, and Nintendo fans immediately pointed out that they weren’t particularly stoked with Chris Pratt’s accent.

But today (7 October), fans have expressed their disappointment over another detail, and we certainly didn’t see this one coming. 

A Redditor shared two side-by-side snaps of Mario in a Nintendo game and Mario in the upcoming flick, noting that the character’s backside looks significantly smaller.

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The image was captioned: “Never forget what they took from us,” and people were quick to jump on the Bum-gate bandwagon.

One person wrote beneath the post: “I guess they don't make ‘em like they used to,” while a second person said: “He lost a lot of booty.”

“This is not the Mario we deserve,” quipped a third, while a fourth penned: “How else is he supposed to have glutes strong enough to butt-stomp through brick?”

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Other comments included: “Pasta shortage,” “Tfw no cushion for the pushin” and “Maybe this is early in the movie before he turns into Super Mario and becomes super thicc.”

Fans expressed their disappointment over another detail, and we certainly didn’t see this one coming. Credit: Reddit/-s-i-x-
Fans expressed their disappointment over another detail, and we certainly didn’t see this one coming. Credit: Reddit/-s-i-x-

As for Pratt’s accent in the trailer, people quickly took to social media to make it clear they weren’t here for it. 

One Twitter user said: "I am once again asking Hollywood why they have this love affair with Chris Pratt when he ultimately brings nothing but a name to his voice. I can understand not giving Mario a cutesy over-the-top accent but there is NOTHING in Pratt's voice. It's just a dude."

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A second Twitter user added: "Dawg, this man didn't even try using a different voice."

While a third chipped in with: "Everyone else in the trailer is doing a voice but this motherf**ker. I'm not even a big Mario fan, I'm just tired of this man doing the bare minimum for a fat paycheque."

Before the backlash, Illumination Studios co-producer Chris Meledandri promised audiences that Pratt's portrayal of the beloved video game character would be 'phenomenal'.

Fans have also expressed their dismay with Chris Pratt's accent for Mario. Credit: Universal Pictures
Fans have also expressed their dismay with Chris Pratt's accent for Mario. Credit: Universal Pictures
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He told Too Fab: "All I can tell you is the voice that he's doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal. Yeah, I can't wait for people to hear it." Awks.

However, the rest of the star-studded cast has been largely praised by fans, with comedian Charlie Day playing Mario's iconic brother Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy will portray Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key stars as Toad, Seth Rogen will play Donkey Kong and Jack Black is taking on the character of Bowser.

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Super Mario, Nintendo

Aisha Nozari
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