History YMMV / ThePrincessBride

15th May '16 6:52:59 PM AdamC
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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).

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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.
13th May '16 7:56:23 PM Josef5678
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* SpecialEffectFailure: When the heroes leave on the four white horses, it is quite clear that Fezzik has a body double. Necessary, though, in that there isn't likely a horse in the world that could carry André the Giant's mass.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
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When the heroes leave on the four white horses, it is quite clear that Fezzik has a body double. Necessary, though, in that there isn't likely a horse in the world that could carry André the Giant's mass.
13th May '16 7:56:03 PM Josef5678
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* ParodySue: Buttercup and Westley. The former of the PuritySue type, and the latter of the [[MaryTzu Marty Tzu]] with a dash GodModeSue seeing as he was able to both outfence Inigo and outwrestle Fezzik.
* SpecialEffectFailure: When the heroes leave on the four white horses, it is quite clear that Fezzik has a body double. Necessary, though, in that there isn't likely a horse in the world that could carry Andr&eacute the Giant's mass.

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* ParodySue: Buttercup and Westley. The former of the PuritySue type, and the latter of the [[MaryTzu Marty Tzu]] with a dash GodModeSue seeing as he was able to both outfence Inigo and outwrestle Fezzik.
* SpecialEffectFailure: When the heroes leave on the four white horses, it is quite clear that Fezzik has a body double. Necessary, though, in that there isn't likely a horse in the world that could carry Andr&eacute André the Giant's mass.
13th May '16 7:55:21 PM Josef5678
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The ending song performed by Willy [=DeVille=].
** Also the soundtrack, courtesy of [[DireStraits Mark Knopfler]]. In the last sword fight, the timing of the music is perfect with the choreography, and the chords embody the dramatic tension and climax of the scene. This happens throughout the movie, but here it is most noticeable.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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The ending song performed by Willy [=DeVille=].
** Also the soundtrack, courtesy of [[DireStraits [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler]]. In the last sword fight, the timing of the music is perfect with the choreography, and the chords embody the dramatic tension and climax of the scene. This happens throughout the movie, but here it is most noticeable.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Inigo; Miracle Max and his wife.
** Especially Max and his wife. Inigo at least gets more than one scene.
* FountainOfMemes: Besides giving us "YouKeepUsingThatWord", it 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.
* GirlShowGhetto: To compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis.
** Then again, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.

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* %%* EnsembleDarkhorse: Inigo; Miracle Max and his wife.
** Especially Max and his wife. Inigo at least gets more than one scene.
* FountainOfMemes: Besides giving us "YouKeepUsingThatWord", it 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.
* GirlShowGhetto: To compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis.
** Then again,
synopsis. On the other hand, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.



* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler: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: [[spoiler:The 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.]]



* SpecialEffectFailure: When the heroes leave on the four white horses, it is quite clear that Fezzik has a body double. Necessary, though, in that there isn't likely a horse in the world that could carry Andre the Giant's mass.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: When the heroes leave on the four white horses, it is quite clear that Fezzik has a body double. Necessary, though, in that there isn't likely a horse in the world that could carry Andre Andr&eacute the Giant's mass.
26th Apr '16 1:47:50 AM PaulA
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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).
8th Apr '16 2:42:51 PM lorgskyegon
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** The dummy in the holocaust cloak in the far shots of the "Dread Pirate Roberts" is particularly bad.
27th Jan '16 10:55:54 AM R1ck
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''Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You caused an EditWar. PrepareToDie.''
24th Jan '16 7:10:23 PM Tuckerscreator
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** The [[SeaMonster Shrieking Eels]] from the film. They were 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 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".
12th Jan '16 10:12:49 AM MrDeath
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** Parodied in the book, with an explanation that a scene with Fezzik and Inigo going on minor quests to save Westley was 'cut' because it seemed like a ripoff of ''Literature/{{The Wonderful Wizard of Oz}}'', even though the 'original version' came out first. (In the film, Fezzik conveniently receives it from Miracle Max).

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** Parodied in the book, with an explanation that a scene with Fezzik and Inigo going on minor quests to save Westley was 'cut' because it seemed like a ripoff of ''Literature/{{The Wonderful Wizard of Oz}}'', even though the 'original version' came out first. (In the film, Fezzik conveniently receives it from Miracle Max).
12th Jan '16 6:06:15 AM case
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** Parodied in the book, with an explanation that a scene with Fezzik and Inigo going on minor quests to save Westley was 'cut' because it seemed like a ripoff of ''Literature/{{The Wonderful Wizard of Oz}}'', even though the 'original version' came out first. (Unfortunately, the film cut out even a mention of the "deleted scene," which made Fezzik's possession of a holocaust cloak -- which he acquires ''for'' that scene -- seem very out-of-left-field. Many would argue this [[TropesAreNotBad isn't a bad thing]].)
** In the film he gets the cloak from Miracle Max.

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** Parodied in the book, with an explanation that a scene with Fezzik and Inigo going on minor quests to save Westley was 'cut' because it seemed like a ripoff of ''Literature/{{The Wonderful Wizard of Oz}}'', even though the 'original version' came out first. (Unfortunately, (In the film cut out even a mention of the "deleted scene," which made Fezzik's possession of a holocaust cloak -- which he acquires ''for'' that scene -- seem very out-of-left-field. Many would argue this [[TropesAreNotBad isn't a bad thing]].)
** In the film he gets the cloak
film, Fezzik conveniently receives it from Miracle Max.Max).
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