Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Movie Review - Princess Bride

Director : Rob Reiner
Release Date : Septembre, 1987 (USA)
Cast :
Cary Elwes as Westley
Robin Wright as Buttercup/Princess Bride
Mandy Patinkin as Inigo
Wallace Shawn as Vizzini
Andre the Giant as Fezzik
Runtime : 98 mins
My Rating : 8/10

Plot : When a young boy falls ill, his grandfather pops round to visit him. To cheer his grandson up, Grandpa has brought a story book; The Princess Bride, a tale of the love between the beautiful Buttercup and the besotted Westley, a love cruelly interrupted by Westley's tragic apparent death at sea when seeking his fortune. Heartbroken, Buttercup has sworn never to love again, but accepts the marriage proposal of the rich and handsome Prince Humperdick, heir to the throne of Florin; but death is no barrier to true love, and in a story filled with exotically-accented swordsmen, big-hearted giants, genius kidnappers, sadistic torturers, vile swamps, Rodents of Unusual Size, the Dread Pirate Roberts and somewhat embittered miracle worker, the love between Westley and Buttercup twists and turns on a path filled with adventure. Will true Love of Westley and Buttercup win the day? Will Inigo Montaya find six-fingered man who murdered his father? Will Humperdinck's evil plans come to fruition? And, more importantly, will Grandpa be able to tell the story without any of the yucky kissing? (written by Scott Nisbet)

My Thoughts : After reading the book, I finally watched the movie I already bought months ago. From the back cover I knew it was going to be a 'somewhat' old movie.
I wasn't wrong. It was late at night, and half way through the movie I laughed so hard that I could've woken up the neighbors!

It is based on the abridged version of the book that William Goldman wrote.
Which I am greatful for, it could've been a very long and boring movie.
But instead I found it was humourous and witty. It wouldn't have been as such if it were remade into a blockbuster movie.

It's been a while since I've watched a movie from the 80s and it was a delight.
The short and funny dialogs, old-version of special effects and especially the acting !
I really enjoyed this movie, something that's worth watching again close by a fireplace with a hot cup of chocolate. =)
I might dig into my old movie pile now and see what I've missed.

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