Let's discuss the Super Mario Movie trailer

Let's discuss the Super Mario Movie trailer

Nintendo shared the first trailer for the anticipated "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," an animated adventure that includes some deeply meme-worthy casting. With Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser, fans were excited to see how unheralded this movie would be. More than 600,000 viewers watched the premiere on the Nintendo of America YouTube channel, and the trailer was streamed concurrently at New York Comic Con.

Although the trailer was a bit short, it didn't disappoint. We finally got to hear Chris Pratt's voice animated by Mario, and it was delightfully quirky. Also, Keegan-Michael Key is already killing it as Toad, warning Mario to mistake him for a mushroom. Toad with an attitude? hell yeah.

The trailer opens with Bowser back on his crap, trying to steal our stars like we're playing "Mario Party." The Copa Troopas - who are literally soldiers, true to their name - follow Bowser to an icy castle, where he demands that they open the gates. Some penguins try to throw snowballs at him to protect their domain, but their efforts are in vain.

So far, Black has seriously committed to his role as the terrifying Mario villain. "Do you know how long it took me to learn to breathe fire?" Black Deadpand in a pre-recorded video that accompanies the trailer. "I had to learn from Gene Simmons of Kiss!"

To quote our own Greg Kumperak, "Boser looks awesome! Mario is Chris Pratt." he is right. We are introduced to Mario as he descends from a warp pipe into a mushroom-filled fantasy land, but he lands alone in the field. So far, Chris Pratt's Mario sounds more like Andy Dwyer than Star-Lord, and we love him for that.

"Being Mario has been my life's dream," Pratt said before the trailer aired. He recounts the hours of his life at his local laundromat while stomping koopas in the original Mario arcade game. We didn't get to see other performances from the star-studded cast, including Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and former TechCrunch Disrupt speaker Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. Maybe we'll see them in trailer two!