On the big screen everything looks majestic, grand, out of this world. add some popcorn and you have your escapism shot.

 

True love , swordplay, giants with annoying rhyming habits, a six fingered bad guy, a Spaniard with a vengeance, a Sicilian, a pirate, a magician and an evil prince. What more can you ask for? Oh yes, but of course. Peter Falk is telling the story.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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The princess bride - Funny fairytale

  The magic of the princess bride lies in the fact it is one of the very few cult movies which are as effective on the long run for both sexes, a rarity in a gender oriented cult movements. I t really does have something for everyone, and manages to entertain on so many levels it works as the ultimate date movie.
   
 

you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped."

   
 

True love , swordplay, giants with annoying rhyming habits, a six fingered bad guy, a Spaniard with a vengeance, a Sicilian, a pirate, a magician and an evil prince. What more can you ask for? Oh yes, but of course. Peter Falk is telling the story.

   
 
   
 

They're kissing again. Do we have to read the kissing parts?"

   
 

Once again I will have to praise Rob Reiner, but I will do it hastingly as I seem to be doing it a lot in these articles. He is one of the best comedy directors of this generation, some might even say the best. Some might be right.

   
 

You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool!
You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line"

   
 

He did manage to take a story which is no more than a silly fairytale in a classic fantasy format and by making it even sillier he turned it into a comic gem of a feel good movie. A witty, funny, surprising movie. Old style comedy. Old style entertainment. Where's the popcorn?

   
 

Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well.
I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

   
  There are very few moments in my life when it is acceptable to say the movie line with the movie without being slapped on the back of the head with a rolled up tv guide. Very few. The princess bride has two of them… hello… my name is….and that's all you need. I once introduced myself as inigo Montoya to a nice girl in some bar, and to my surprise she immediately said she did not kill my father. That's all I needed. I knew there was some future there. Told you, gender free cult. Respect.
   
 
   
 

I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?"

   
 

The princess bride is an internal joke, a self parody, a tongue in cheek screenplay based on a book based on a fairytale, based on a kiss. It is just funny and overacted enough to be a b-movie par excellence , even if it didn’t actually meant to be one.

It is bad enough to be good, and it is always, no matter how many times have you seen it before . entertaining. And now shush, and pass the popcorn already…

   
 

   
 

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."