The Double Feature: Versus crew takes a look at “THE PRINCESS BRIDE”
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other.
The idea of watching this film has been an idea I’ve flirted with for quite some time. It’s a classic that many people, Brad included, have pushed me to watch. So, having finally seen the film, I can honestly say that I understand the hype. “The Princess Bride” is a fun, hilarious fairy tale. William Goldman’s hilarious, smart dialogue paired with great chemistry between the film’s leads make for a great, memorable time. Cary Elwes and Robin Wright are terrific as destined lovebirds Westley and Buttercup but the show itself is no doubt stolen by Mandy Patinkin as the noble, revenge-focused Inigo Montoya. The meme-treasure character is the best thing about Rob Reiner’s classic, lighting up the screen any time he shows up. While the final battle between Westley and Prince Humperdinck isn’t much to sneeze at, and Wallace Shawn (while usually a favorite is mine) is “inconceivably” annoying in the role of Vizzini, overall The Princess Bride is a classic film that deserves its hype.
4 / 5
The Princess Bride is a romantic adventure film following the story of the princess Buttercup and her lifelong love Westley. The Princess Bride is a classic movie that is a favorite to many, including myself, for a reason. The story is told from the perspective of a grandfather telling a story to his grandson, filled with adventure, sports, and even against the grandsons wishes some romance. The love between Buttercup and Westley is brought to life by the acting of Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, creating a love you are rooting for throughout the film. We also have the great villains that are built up to be hated with Vizzini played by Wallace Shawn and Prince Humperdin played by Chris Sarandon. Add to this the great side cast in this adventure and you have a great movie that has you waiting to see what will happen next. As the movie goes through making you question if true love will actually prevail in the end, or if the evils of the film with triumph in their plots. The movie overall is a well paced, great story with many fun characters, memorable and quotable dialogue, and an adventure that is fun on every watch. If you haven’t seen The Princess Bride then there is never a better time than now to check it out.
4.5 / 5
Double Feature: Versus Podcast
Check out Blak and Brad’s full thoughts on THE PRINCESS BRIDE as well as STARDUST on the latest episode, available to listen to now!
Double Feature VS is a podcast series in which two friends Anthony and Brad step in front of the mic and clash heads, come together, break up, and come together again on the subject of two competing films on each episode. Directorial debut vs Sophomore slump (or success), critically acclaimed vs fan-favorite, original vs sequel, blond vs ginger, ebony vs melanin, etc. The possibilities? Endless. The arguments? Futile. The debates? Epic (also humorous). The combination of audio material, written film reviews and video commentaries (all found on doublefeaturevs.com) are all part of what makes this a great new series for cinephiles, moviegoers, movie lovers and everybody in-between.