The internet reacts to the Mario movie
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Last night's Nintendo Direct graced us with the unexpected reveal of a Super Mario movie, along with a cast list of the main characters.
As you would expect, the internet became flooded with the reactions to the star-studded cast, mostly with cries of "why!?" and wishful thinking that it was all a fever dream.
Chris Pratt as Mario— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 23, 2021
Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
Charlie Day as Luigi
Jack Black as Bowser
Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
Surprise cameos from Charles Martinet
So, here's a curated sample of the best memes in reaction to the announcement.
Let's call this first section, Why is an Italian-American plumber played by Chris Pratt?
Chris Pratt’s Mario voice 💀🤣 #SuperMarioMovie pic.twitter.com/wEUiTsRxTp— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) September 24, 2021
September 23, 2021
The black and white image makes it look like this is a memorial for Chris Pratt, with his last words being "Mario". pic.twitter.com/FaT4KTX1p8— Lance H. (@Imp_Animator) September 24, 2021
imagine Chris Pratt doing this pic.twitter.com/Uo8xqHvLDI— wisalallen 🍓🥛 (@wisalallen) September 23, 2021
All of us when All of us when— mads 🧙 (@smadseli) September 23, 2021
Jack Black is vs. chris pratt is
announced as announced as
Bowser Mario pic.twitter.com/Wx29ho885g
Then we have Charlie Day, best known for his role as Charlie Kelly in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
luigi pic.twitter.com/YiOZQVzVTV— maddie 👑 マディ (@othatsraspberry) September 23, 2021
Others have wondered why his co-star, Danny Devito, isn't playing Yoshi.
Danny Devito as Yoshi. pic.twitter.com/4sBjuH4mvp— Andrew King (@funnelchest94) September 23, 2021
As for Princess Peach.https://twitter.com/theneedledrop/status/1441264162659786752
At least people are happy with Bowser.
Bowser always has been Jack Black pic.twitter.com/EE4W8KDUqe— VICKY 🇨🇱🍟 PLAYING TOTK! (@VicegameXD) September 24, 2021
And perhaps Donkey Kong.
So I hear Seth Rogan is playing Donkey Kong in the #Supermario movie pic.twitter.com/CDGtfla7Ti— rugdog (@Rugdog) September 23, 2021