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Universal Studios releases 'The Super Mario Bros.' animated movie trailer

Yahoo Finance Live takes a peek at "The Super Mario Bros." movie trailer and the iconic cast voicing Nintendo's trademark characters.

Video transcript

- During one of its Nintendo direct streams this week, the Japanese gaming giant unveiled the first trailer for its much anticipated Super Mario Brothers movie. The animated film features the Brooklyn plumber brothers as they battle Bowser across the Mushroom Kingdom. Featuring a star-studded cast with Chris Pratt voicing Mario controversially and Charlie Day playing Luigi, Anna Taylor-Joy joins as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Jack Black plays the fire breathing Bowser.

It's the first Mario Brothers movie since 1993's live action film starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. And it's scheduled to hit theaters April 7, 2023. And there was massive controversy as soon as this trailer hit. Because nobody, Rochelle, liked the voice that Chris Pratt brought to Mario. Somewhat reminiscent of what happened with Sonic, the movie, when they were offended by the sight of Sonic and they tweaked it. But this was pretty much universally panned.

- And I do feel a bit bad for Chris Pratt. I mean, you don't want to get this sort of feedback, especially since when you heard Jack Black voicing Bowser, which is perfect. It was absolutely perfectly cast for that voice acting. It's hard. Once you get so used to seeing Chris Pratt, one role, that voice is very hard when it's associated with something else. I do feel a bit bad. But yes, the voice doesn't quite match. I'm still going to watch the movie, though. I'm a big Super Mario fan. I've been playing it since I was a little girl. So I'm still going to watch it. What about you?

- You know, I read about the feedback of his voice. And then, when I listened to it. I didn't think it was as bad as some critics are making it out to be. It doesn't really, I guess, totally match up. But it's not terrible. I don't know. I'm going to go out and go ahead and say that. But I will say, It does surprise me how much hype there is for a film like this. Like, I used to play this game when I was 9, 10-years-old. I don't think I'm going to go and watch this. So the fact that there's this much attention on it, it's making this much news, it's attracting huge names to do the movie, that's a little bit of a surprise to me.

- I am done with the movie category film from video games. And I think we would be done if it weren't for Sonic. But it made $300 million at the box office. And then, Sonic 2 made more than $400 million at the box office. So this is just the beginning. We're going to see video game movies and a stream of pipeline, especially with all the streamers and the lack of original content out there, I was just surprised, Michelle, by the casting.

I love Chris Pratt. I'm not one of those that thinks he's a divisive figure. Although, he truly is in Hollywood. I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy is outstanding. But how about Joe Pesci, or Roberto Benigni, or, I don't know, Steve Buscemi? Chris Pratt, close your eyes, does not seem to me like an Italian plumber.

- I mean, I don't know exactly how you categorize an Italian plumber's voice. But yeah, Chris Pratt, it's not quite magic. Charlie Day, though, as Luigi, I love. But I also love Charlie Day, so I'm a little bit biased because I just think his voice is fantastic. I actually liked his voice as Luigi.

- Will you see it, though? Because we've got two--

- No, I'm going to see it.

- Right now. 1 for 3 is not bad. 1 for 3 is not bad, I know.

- We're probably not the demo.

- Right, I was going to say. Yeah, I don't think it's really shocked anyone that I won't be heading to the theaters to watch this. But never say never, I guess. I'll leave it at that.

- We'll rent it.

- OK, I think it'll be something fun.

- I'll stream.

- There you go.