Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of a glorious day. On September 25, 1987 The Princess Bride was given to the world, and the world has been a much better place for it. I could write a lot about The Princess Bride. It’s one of my triumvirate of favorite movies (along with Jaws and Jurassic Park) and a movie I regularly watch multiple times a year. I never get tired of it. The cast is perfect, the story never gets old, and it is one of the most quoteable movies of all time. Everybody has their favorites: “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya…”, “as you wish”, mawwiage”, and so many more.
The enduring charm of The Princess Bride is that it is basically the perfect movie. I suppose that last sentence was not entirely accurate since it only has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I will disregard that other three percent. There is absolutely something for everyone in this movie. Practically every genre is covered: fantasy, adventure, action, romantic comedy, drama, and a little bit of horror if you count the shrieking eels and Count Rugen. The movie is also appropriate for any age group. I have been watching The Princess Bride for as long as I can remember, and it just never gets old. I even named my dog (pictured below) Buttercup after the main character. Needless to say, I love this movie and to honor its 30th anniversary I made a list of the top five quotes that are most often overlooked as great quotes:
“Anybody want a peanut?”-Fezzik
“I’ll explain it and I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon…”- Westley
“Have fun stormin’ the castle.” Miracle Max
“You seem a decent fellow, I hate to kill you.”- Inigo Montoya
“I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.”- Westley
Oh what the heck, a Princess Bride post wouldn’t be complete without this too:
What are some of your favorite Princess Bride quotes?