“Has it got any sports in it?”
“Are you kidding? Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”
That about sums it up, and then not even quite. If there is such a thing as the perfect movie, The Princess Bride must be it.
It has everything. Beautiful landscapes, costumes, characters of all types, a fantastical story, an absolutely lovely soundtrack and phrases to remember. It’s fun, sad and sometimes scary, but most of all astonishing, like when a child is spellbound with eyes wide open from amazement. It’s a magical, heart-warming experience.
The Princess Bride is one of the few movies that I can watch over and over again. This is what children should grow up with, and it’s one of those special things that you want to share with others.
At least, that’s what I did ~ I bought two more copies, one for my parents and sisters, the other for a good friend of mine and her family, including two little cute daughters. There’s a special edition out there with different covers, the “Dread Pirate Edition” for the swashbucklers and the “Buttercup Edition” for the romantics.