1.Super Mario Bros. was the first video game franchise-based movie
2.Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario as well as other classic Nintendo franchises, thought that the movie was bad because it was actually too similar to the game.
3.Thwomps actually "appear" in the film...
4.Bob Hoskins said doing the movie was "a f***in' nightmare"
5.Danny DeVito was a serious candidate to play Mario but he chose to act in Hoffa instead.
6.TOM HANKS was almost cast as Mario.
7.Michael Keaton was offered the role of "King Koopa" but he passed. Lucky for him.
8.Dustin Hoffman wanted to play Mario
9.The hacks behind the live action Flintstones film (Jim Jennewein and Tom S. Parker) wrote the first draft of the script.
10.The film went through several directors. The husband and wife team of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel were hated by the crew so much that they were referred to as "the Hydra" and "Rocky and Annabel, the Flying Squirrel Show". Damn.
11.The script had at least six different writers.
12.A New York Times film reviewer actually liked it.
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