History YMMV / ThePrincessBride

28th Nov '17 6:43:59 AM MBG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* EnsembleDarkhorse: Inigo; Miracle Max and his wife.

to:

%%* * EnsembleDarkhorse: Inigo; Miracle Max Considering just how widely-quoted and iconic Inigo is, it's easy to forget that he's a good distance from the main character (he only has one really big scene in the first half), and his wife.own subplot is largely self-contained.


Added DiffLines:

* StrangledByTheRedString: As mentioned under MisaimedFandom, Westley and Buttercup are basically this being done deliberately; their relationship development is completely skimmed over, they don't seem to get along much in the small number of scenes where they ''are'' together, and they don't seem to have any reason to be together other than that they both think they're beautiful. Fortunately, what they lack in development, they make up for in passion.
18th Nov '17 3:40:49 PM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Cary Elwes can't stay away from torture and chains, [[{{Film/Saw}} can he]]?
5th Nov '17 11:06:00 AM SorPepita
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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).

to:

* InformedWrongness: Buttercup getting engaged to Humperdink, Humperdinck, 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).



** 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]].

to:

** A number of real-live couples model their wedding after Buttercup and Humperdink's Humperdinck'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]].



** Humperdinck responds to the first part of Buttercup's ReasonYouSuckSpeech with the very cold, quiet, and well-delivered, "I would not say such things if I were you." After she follows up with an even more nasty and contemptuous speech, he repeats his words in a hammy, growling rage, and...proceeds to grab her arm, take her down a hall, and ''lock her in her room'' before going to kill Westley. It works for a villain as wimpy as he is, but for those who expected him to do something far worse to her (forgetting he had to wait till no one would blame him for her death, and intended to do it after they were married), it rather falls flat.

to:

** Humperdinck responds to the first part of Buttercup's ReasonYouSuckSpeech with the very cold, quiet, and well-delivered, "I would not say such things if I were you." After she follows up with an even more nasty and contemptuous speech, he repeats his words in a hammy, growling rage, and... proceeds to grab her arm, take her down a hall, and ''lock her in her room'' before going to kill Westley. It works for a villain as wimpy as he is, but for those who expected him to do something far worse to her (forgetting he had to wait till no one would blame him for her death, and intended to do it after they were married), it rather falls flat.
14th Aug '17 3:56:41 PM ryanasaurus0077
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Humperdinck:''' You truly love each other, and so you might have been truly happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, no matter what the storybooks say... And so I think no man in a century will suffer as greatly as you will.

to:

--> ---> '''Humperdinck:''' You truly love each other, and so you might have been truly happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, no matter what the storybooks say... And so I think no man in a century will suffer as greatly as you will.
14th Aug '17 3:55:57 PM ryanasaurus0077
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MoralEventHorizon:
** Vizzini crosses it by mentioning the little detail where the Sicilian Crowd kills Buttercup, and later cements it by holding her at knifepoint when the Man in Black, having beaten both Inigo and Fezzik in succession, gets too close before their battle of wits, just so that his death by iocane--while he's still laughing in perceived triumph, no less!--can be considered all the more satisfying. Indeed, after everything it's not much of a surprise that he's the only one in the Sicilian Crowd to cark it in his showdown with the Man in Black.
** [[EvilPrince Prince Humperdinck]] crosses when he cranks the LifeDrain machine [[UpToEleven up to 50]] to [[MurderTheHypotenuse torture his romantic rival Westley to death]]. Even [[TheDragon Count Rugen]], who invented the machine in the first place, [[EvenEvilHasStandards thought that was a bit much]].
--> '''Humperdinck:''' You truly love each other, and so you might have been truly happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, no matter what the storybooks say... And so I think no man in a century will suffer as greatly as you will.
14th Jul '17 9:30:46 PM Ingonyama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Narm}}: Fezzik's MookHorrorShow while wearing the holocaust cloak is intended to be played seriously while contrasted against the comical scene with the Impressive Clergyman... but ''both'' sides of the scene come across as somewhat comical thanks to the fact that André the Giant actually ''has'' [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome the exact same speech impediment]] that the clergyman does, and has to call himself "the Dwead Piwate Woberts".

to:

* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
**
Fezzik's MookHorrorShow while wearing the holocaust cloak is intended to be played seriously while contrasted against the comical scene with the Impressive Clergyman... but ''both'' sides of the scene come across as somewhat comical thanks to the fact that André the Giant actually ''has'' [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome the exact same speech impediment]] that the clergyman does, and has to call himself "the Dwead Piwate Woberts".Woberts".
** Humperdinck responds to the first part of Buttercup's ReasonYouSuckSpeech with the very cold, quiet, and well-delivered, "I would not say such things if I were you." After she follows up with an even more nasty and contemptuous speech, he repeats his words in a hammy, growling rage, and...proceeds to grab her arm, take her down a hall, and ''lock her in her room'' before going to kill Westley. It works for a villain as wimpy as he is, but for those who expected him to do something far worse to her (forgetting he had to wait till no one would blame him for her death, and intended to do it after they were married), it rather falls flat.
11th Jul '17 12:00:51 PM KeithTyler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Fezzik's discussion of "fighting half a dozen people" seems prescient when you consider the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Rumble_(1989) 1989 Royal Rumble]] two years later, in which Andre The Giant takes out the first few fighters.
2nd Jul '17 2:57:39 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The old lady. ''Boooo!'' And if you can believe it, that was the ''tamest'' of Buttercup's nightmares in the book! [[note]]Some of the other ones include an imagined future baby daughter failing to breastfeed from her because her betrayal of Wesley was so vile it turned her very milk rancid, causing the baby to ''collapse into ash in her arms''.[[/note]]

to:

** The old lady. ''Boooo!'' And if you can believe it, that was the ''tamest'' of Buttercup's nightmares in the book! [[note]]Some book![[note]]Some of the other ones include an imagined future baby daughter failing to breastfeed from her because her betrayal of Wesley was so vile it turned her very milk rancid, causing the baby to ''collapse into ash in her arms''.[[/note]]
2nd Jul '17 2:57:10 PM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The old lady. ''Boooo!'' And if you can believe it, that was the ''tamest'' of Buttercup's nightmares in the book! [note]Some of the other ones include an imagined future baby daughter failing to breastfeed from her because her betrayal of Wesley was so vile it turned her very milk rancid, causing the baby to ''collapse into ash in her arms''.[/note]

to:

** The old lady. ''Boooo!'' And if you can believe it, that was the ''tamest'' of Buttercup's nightmares in the book! [note]Some [[note]]Some of the other ones include an imagined future baby daughter failing to breastfeed from her because her betrayal of Wesley was so vile it turned her very milk rancid, causing the baby to ''collapse into ash in her arms''.[/note][[/note]]
16th Jun '17 8:25:09 PM RaustBD
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The old lady. ''Boooo!'' And if you can believe it, that was the ''tamest'' of Buttercup's nightmares in the book!

to:

** The old lady. ''Boooo!'' And if you can believe it, that was the ''tamest'' of Buttercup's nightmares in the book!book! [note]Some of the other ones include an imagined future baby daughter failing to breastfeed from her because her betrayal of Wesley was so vile it turned her very milk rancid, causing the baby to ''collapse into ash in her arms''.[/note]
This list shows the last 10 events of 120. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.ThePrincessBride