Who will star in the new ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movies?
Video game movies. Just those three words send a collective cringe to everyone reading this. Has there ever been a good video game movie? Looking all the way back to the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, starring Bob Hoskins & John Leguizamo as the Mario brothers, video game movies just have never had a good reputation, even as Hollywood keeps trying to make them work.
Video game movies never work. It’s like a curse on their crops. Even the semi-good ones like Resident Evil disappoint us eventually. Now, however, there’s another attempt at making a Nintendo movie with an animated Super Mario Bros. The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser.
The cast rounds out with Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. It’s happening. It’s coming. You can not escape. So come cry with the rest of the internet over the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie with some of the best online reactions we can find.
The mario cast should sing imagine
— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) September 24, 2021
It feels like they would
the Mario movie director after Chris Pratt reads the “So long, gay Bowser!” line with incredibly intense aggression pic.twitter.com/c1zUwznuZo
— Sigmatic (@sigmatic__) September 24, 2021
Are we sure Chris Pratt is the right fit for these movies?
Chris Pratt as Mario : "So Long Gay Bowser (derogatory)"
— PaperBoxHouse (@PaperBoxHouse) September 24, 2021
Again. Are we sure about this cast?
Thinking about how Bob Hoskins said playing Mario was his biggest regret in life pic.twitter.com/Nxz7cPcTVb
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) September 24, 2021
In case you’re wondering how bad the other Super Mario Bros. was . . .
Well, Bob Hoskins, we’re going to get a whole new generation of actors having this regret as well.
Jack Black Chris Pratt
as Bowser as Mario pic.twitter.com/pN1EQ3VNyE
— Ya Boi Gad //B_L_M (Commissions Open) (@TH3GADFLY) September 24, 2021
The lone bright spot
Jack Black as Bowser? We’re here for it.
What I’m gathering from the Mario movie discussion is that none of you are joking and everything I’m reading is actually fucking real.
— Commander Stephanie Sterling (@JimSterling) September 24, 2021
This? This is not a joke
We’re sorry sir, but this is real.
Imagine surviving two recessions and a pandemic only to have to endure Chris Pratt as Mario
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 24, 2021
Haven’t we suffered enough?!
IM TELLING YA MARIO THIS MANSION IS HAUNTED pic.twitter.com/v1iimKP9hb
— joe-muad’bro #DUNESWEEP (@JosephBarnhurst) September 24, 2021
Always sunny in the Mushroom Kingdom
Can’t wait to see what Charlie Day does here.
How it felt to wake up for work and the first thing i see is "Chris Pratt as Mario" pic.twitter.com/R7Lj2Jn8xB
— Campbell (@Campbell__duo) September 24, 2021
How it feels to hear this news
We’re all just . . . having a moment.
Mario when he finds out pic.twitter.com/7QyN9L7zUy
— Karbonic (@Karbonicc) September 24, 2021
Mario is all of us.
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