All that being said, it’s funny that after all the hubbub about Pratt’s lack of an Italian accent the movie more or less writes it out as a performance in and of itself. Having just watched the film, I don’t know that Pratt’s performance is any better or worse than most of the cast’s, with the exception of Jack Black as Bowser, who is easily the best part of the movie, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad. Both clearly put in the work rather than just phoning it in. Meanwhile, Seth Rogen has even gone on record as saying he doesn’t really do voices, so his performance as Donkey Kong was pretty much just him sounding like he does in any other movie.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is in theaters now, and the response to it has been pretty mixed. The people whose opinion really matters in this situation, though, are real Italians. Which is why we asked a bunch of them how they feel about the guy and his accent.