History YMMV / ThePrincessBride

13th Jan '17 1:16:02 PM Give1Take2
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* CaptainObviousReveal: The Dread Pirate Roberts as Westley. Buttercup even tells him that Westley had "eyes like the sea after a storm." ''The camera zooms on "Roberts" sea-blue eyes as she's saying it.''



* FountainOfMemes: Besides giving us "YouKeepUsingThatWord", inigo gave us the most trope-heavy statement ever: "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie." It's also become something of a rite of passage for young geeks and nerds to see the film, so very geek-heavy cultures tend to know all the best lines from the work. It's gotten to the point where some [=LARP=] groups have a rule against making quotes from the work, because once one person starts, everyone quotes it.

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* FountainOfMemes: Besides giving us "YouKeepUsingThatWord", inigo Inigo gave us the most trope-heavy statement ever: "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie." It's also become something of a rite of passage for young geeks and nerds to see the film, so very geek-heavy cultures tend to know all the best lines from the work. It's gotten to the point where some [=LARP=] groups have a rule against making quotes from the work, because once one person starts, everyone quotes it.


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* InformedWrongness: Buttercup getting engaged to Humperdink, even though a) it was five years after she believed Westley was dead, b) Westley didn't bother to let her know he was alive or give her a reason to wait for him, c) her fiance was the crowned prince of Florin and could have her imprisoned or executed for saying no (which he does threaten to do in the book).


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* MisaimedFandom:
** Many viewers take the "True Love" aspect of Westley's and Buttercup's relationship seriously, not seeming to realize it's a PARODY of classic "WorldsMostBeautifulWoman + {{Swashbuckler}} hero" romances, given how appearance-based their love is [[note]]Westley only ever lists Buttercup's "beauty and faithfulness" as his reason for liking her, and Buttercup calls him "poor and perfect, with eyes like the sea after a storm"[[/note]], and how little they have in common or get along when they aren't pining over each other from a distance.
** A number of real-live couples model their wedding after Buttercup and Humperdink's royal wedding with the priest with the speech impediment, even though, you know... she's been coerced to marry the BigBad, who [[spoiler:intends to strangle her right after the ceremony]].
10th Jan '17 4:40:07 PM Josef5678
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the 1973 book, gamers will appreciate Goldman deciding to skip over the [[{{Padding}} long and repetitive]] FetchQuest Inigo and Fezzik undertake [[DisappointingLastLevel late in the book]] to procure the ingredients for Max's miracle pill. In fact, this is just one of many things that was [[KayFabe abridged]] that sounds an awful lot like FakeLongevity in an [=RPG=] game specifically, as opposed to just general story-telling {{Padding}}.

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In the 1973 book, gamers will appreciate Goldman deciding to skip over the [[{{Padding}} long and repetitive]] FetchQuest Inigo and Fezzik undertake [[DisappointingLastLevel late in the book]] to procure the ingredients for Max's miracle pill. In fact, this is just one of many things that was [[KayFabe abridged]] that sounds an awful lot like FakeLongevity in an [=RPG=] game specifically, as opposed to just general story-telling {{Padding}}.
10th Jan '17 2:51:34 PM RichardX1
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** Creator/ChristopherGuest plays Count Rugen, whose fingers [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap go to eleven]].
12th Dec '16 4:21:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* {{Asspull}}: The holocaust cloak. It strains the limits of credulity as to why Miracle Max (played by 5'7", 130 lb. Billy Crystal) would have possession of a cloak big enough to fit Fezzik (played by 7'1", 500 lb. André the Giant). Part of the reason it works is that the movie plays the absurdity for comedy.

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* {{Asspull}}: The holocaust cloak. It strains the limits of credulity as to why Miracle Max (played by 5'7", 130 lb. Billy Crystal) would have possession of a cloak big enough to fit Fezzik (played by 7'1", 500 lb. André the Giant). Part of the reason it works is that the movie plays the absurdity for comedy. (The book mentions it briefly beforehand, Goldman claiming that Fezzik had used it in the - nonexistent - longer version of the chapter of "S. Morgenstern's" work.)
3rd Dec '16 4:21:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The [[SeaMonster Shrieking Eels]] from the film. They were sharks only mentioned in passing in the book, but in the film we get to see and [[HellIsThatNoise hear them]]. To make matters worse, we [[NothingIsScarier hear them more than we see them]]. And according to Vizzini, their shrieks "always grow louder when they're about to feed on human flesh".

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** The [[SeaMonster Shrieking Eels]] from the film. They were sharks [[ThreateningShark sharks]] only mentioned in passing [[AdaptationSpeciesChange in the book, book]], but in the film we get to see and [[HellIsThatNoise hear them]]. To make matters worse, we [[NothingIsScarier hear them more than we see them]]. And according to Vizzini, their shrieks "always grow louder when they're about to feed on human flesh".
4th Nov '16 12:56:05 PM SenorCornholio
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** The [[RodentsOfUnusualSize R.O.U.S.]] That is all.
25th Sep '16 6:04:59 AM Josef5678
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* HollywoodHomely: Westley (among others) refer to Prince Humperdink, played by the rather handsome Chris Sarandon, as ugly, specifically as a "warthog-faced buffoon".

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* HollywoodHomely: Westley (among others) refer to Prince Humperdink, Humperdinck, played by the rather handsome Chris Sarandon, as ugly, specifically as a "warthog-faced buffoon".



* ItWasHisSled: The Man in Black is Westley, and he has developed an immunity to iocane powder. Even if you don't know going in, Cary Elwes' now quite noticeable voice will probably tip you off. To his credit, Elwes at least tries to help the deception along by speaking softly and slowly early on, and in a much louder, faster, and more confident voice once he shows up as "Roberts".

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* ItWasHisSled: ItWasHisSled:
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The Man in Black is Westley, and he has developed an immunity to iocane powder. Even if you don't know going in, Cary Elwes' now quite noticeable voice will probably tip you off. To his credit, Elwes at least tries to help the deception along by speaking softly and slowly early on, and in a much louder, faster, and more confident voice once he shows up as "Roberts".
25th Sep '16 4:44:49 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Prince Humperdinck is the true BigBad of the story. He doesn't love Buttercup and wants to kill her in order to justify a war against the neighbouring country. This fact is so much common knowledge that it's easy to forget that, in the movie proper, it's a twist that's only revealed after the death of [[DiskOneFinalBoss Vizzini]].
12th Aug '16 4:59:49 AM Silverblade2
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* OneSceneWonder: Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the Miracle Max scene; Peter Cook's impressive clergyman; Mel Smith's Albino.

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* OneSceneWonder: Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the Miracle Max scene; Peter Cook's impressive clergyman; Mel Smith's Albino.Albino; Margery Mason's Ancient Booer.



* TheWoobie: Fezzik. Not so much in the movie, but after learning that in the book his parents forced him into wrestling at the age of nine and threatened to leave him forever if he wouldn't fight, you start to feel sorry for him.

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Fezzik. Not so much in the movie, but after learning that in the book his parents forced him into wrestling at the age of nine and threatened to leave him forever if he wouldn't fight, you start to feel sorry for him.
18th Jul '16 6:23:18 AM hullflyer
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* ItWasHisSled: The Man in Black is Westley, and he has developed an immunity to iocane powder. Even if you don't know going in, Cary Elwes' now quite noticeable voice will probably tip you off.

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* ItWasHisSled: The Man in Black is Westley, and he has developed an immunity to iocane powder. Even if you don't know going in, Cary Elwes' now quite noticeable voice will probably tip you off. To his credit, Elwes at least tries to help the deception along by speaking softly and slowly early on, and in a much louder, faster, and more confident voice once he shows up as "Roberts".
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