The Princess Bride Movie Review
October 8, 2018
The Princess Bride is a cult classic movie made in 1987. It’s based on the William Goldman novel of the same name, which captured its audience with adventure, romance, and witty lines. The movie is very much the same, with lovable characters and memorable one liners. We went back and watched this awesome movie, and here are our thoughts:
The Princess Bride is a classic. This is one of my mom’s favorite movies, and I grew up watching it. The whole premise of the movie is that a grandpa reads this as a bedtime story for his grandson who is more involved in playing his video games than listening, until the story gets interesting. This movie came out in the 1980s and while the video games have changed, the storyline is still relevant. When Wesley comes back as the Man in Black to save Buttercup you instantly know everything will be alright. This is the kind of story everyone wants: a happy one with great characters who are easy to like. There were also a lot of underrated comedic moments such as when Wesley had the battle of wits with Vizzini and, of course, the classic wedding scene that Wesley interrupted to save his girl. A defining moment in my childhood was watching Inigo Montoya dramatically say, “I am Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!” It has everything: a love story, action, adventure, comedy, and all of these elements together make it an amazing movie.
They made some quality movies in the 80s, and The Princess Bride was definitely one of them. I remember watching it for the first time on Netflix a couple of years ago, and was instantly drawn in by the characters. The story was set up really nicely with the grandpa reading to his grandchild when he was feeling sick to cheer him up. In the beginning of the movie, Princess Buttercup tells Wesley, the simple (but cute) farm boy to do what she wants. Wesley always obeys her, saying back to her the quotable, “As you wish.” One day he mysteriously leaves Buttercup and the farm, and soon Buttercup gets kidnapped (as princesses usually do). But who comes to save her just in time- Wesley, as the Man in Black. If you like epic fencing matches on the edge of cliffs, this is a movie for you. My personal favorite part of the movie is the wedding scene of Prince Humperdinck and Buttercup, with the lispy archbishop marrying them. And of course another wholesome fencing scene was when Inigo Montoya dramatically repeats, “I am Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!” This is definitely a movie for everyone- guys, don’t be dissuaded from the title and the appearance of a “chick-flick.” It has something for everyone, from action, to adventure, to romance, and combined, they make a fantastic movie.