The wonderful movie “The Princess Bride” is an unforgettable viewing experience. It’s a film that has managed to captivate audiences for decades, and it has become something of a modern classic. Each new generation has picked it up since it was introduced, and it is already managing to achieve a certain timeless quality that was often lacking in the productions of the 1980s.
The wonderful movie “The Princess Bride” has the self-aware vibe that later become popular in the American media. However, that tone was rare in the 1980s. It was a film that was somewhat ahead of its time, which has helped it hold up so effectively today. People that write hip, self-aware movies today were often influenced by “The Princess Bride” in the first place, so it has actually inspired plenty of films with a similar tone and similar aesthetics. However, few of these films or books are going to be as memorable as the wonderful movie “The Princess Bride” for many reasons.
“The Princess Bride” has so many highly quotable lines that it manages to be referenced in the most random places on the Internet. Quotes from the film seem to be appropriate for almost every occasion, and they’re even more entertaining when viewed in their original context. “The Princess Bride” is also notable for the fact that the side characters are just as interesting as the main characters, if not more so. Plenty of films manage to focus too heavily on the leads at the expense of the other characters, but “The Princess Bride” is different. It’s a film that manages to create a rich tapestry of interesting and likable characters.
“The Princess Bride” is also notable for the fact that it plays with and subverts so many fantasy tropes. It’s a film clearly made by people that have seen a wide range of fantasy stories, and they know how to inject some novelty into a familiar genre. Subverting these tropes automatically makes the film much funnier, since the audience is going to have certain expectations when it comes to the genre. When these expectations are defied, the audience is going to laugh in response. The humor in “The Princess Bride” doesn’t just rely on funny lines. It’s a product of the funny situations that form the basis of the plot, giving the humor that much more resonance. Unsurprisingly, it is humor that manages to hold up even after repeated showings.