WHY THE PRINCESS BRIDE IS SO MAGICAL
Is this a kissing book?
- •You are wistful about the idea of an adult you love reading you a fairy tale when you were a childWhether or not it ever actually happened to you
- •You played this baseball video game, too
- •Andre the Giant is so improbably, delightfully adorable
- •You are a sucker for the idea of True LoveOr "To Blave"
- •All the heroes have real-ish, human faultsInigo is a drunk and has low self-esteem. Wesley is too prideful and ambitious. Fezzig is too trusting. And none of them can self-actualize without each other.
- •It turns cliche fairy tale tropes upside downLike the marriage scene. Or when the hero seems to be inexplicably killed partway through the movie. Or the King's reaction to Buttercup's soon-to-be-suicide. Or the albino's voice.
- •It is a coming of age story for The GrandsonIn the beginning, he's a stereotypical boy. By the end, he has become a young man.
- •The best, most technically-amazing, funniest sword fight ever filmed
- •How perfectly Wesley wins vs. steel, strength and brains
- •Brilliant castingChristopher Guest OMG
- •How much it is about storytellingYou keep getting pulled out of the fairy tale and back into the grandson's bedroom which makes you think about the art of a good story, about rereading, about remembering the "good parts."
- •The Mark Knopfler score
- •The stories within storiesInigo tells Wesley a story about his youth inside of the story the grandfather is telling to the grandson.
- •The humorFezzig's rhymes. Everything Wallace Shawn says. The R. O. U. S.es. Billy Crystal.
- •Robin WrightFor years, you dreamt about being her boyfriend. About fetching her that pitcher.
- •Same with Cary ElwesHot and dreamy.
- •I will never doubt againThere will never be a need