Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Princess Bride

I was looking for something interesting to watch today and my brother suggested this movie. It actually turned out to be really interesting. It's a fairytale filled with a decent amount of insanity. All sorts of weird stuff, like oversized rodents, a Fire Swamp, a giant, a miracle man bringing a "mostly dead" man back to life, and a lot of the usual fairytale stuff. And the cherry on top of the ice-cream sundae is a very special appearance by Fred Savage (remember the cute little guy from The Wonder Years)?

I just thought I was going to watch a random movie and had no expectations whatsoever. Therefore it obviously surpassed my expectations, as opposed to what happened yesterday when I went to watch Imran Khan's second movie expecting everything under the sun. The Princess Bride is a welcome change from the usual stuff we see in Hollywood or in Bollywood, even though it has a very ordinary plot. Its presentation and treatment is different in an odd sort of way.

By the way, this is a 21-year old movie, not something released recently. I just happened to watch it for the first time over this weekend and felt like writing about it.

Some really memorable lines from The Princess Bride:

Buttercup: You mock my pain.
Westley: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.

Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.

Oh, just for the record, this movie has one of the longest (possibly the single longest) memorable quotes pages I have come across on IMDb.

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