Not only a funny as hell movie, not only pretty and entertaining and a wonderful adventure, but you show a chick this movie, and you're in. I swear.There are so few chick flicks that won't make guys cringe. This is one of those few. What does this movie have to offer?
"This is true love. Do you think this happens every day?"
"Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles."
And Billy Crystal as a relaly old guy! Haha. Miracle Max is cool. In fact, every character in here is superb. Vizzini, Inigo, Fezik, The man in black...even the King and Queen are special and entertaining! But the real shining stars are Wesley and Buttercup. They rock. They're the perfect couple. Soulmates, star-crossed lovers. You're so pulling for them in this movie. "As you wish." *sniffle* I'm such a girl. Sorry. But the end does not dissapoint.
Besides being a fucking AWESOME story, with great characters, I also enjoy this movie's clever structure. Fred Savage is sick and Colombo comes to read him a story, and he thinks that's really dorky but Colombo gives him the evil eye and reads him the greatest adventure ever. And every once in a while they remind us that this is just Colombo reading the story that we're seeing, not the story itself. I am very wary of the story within a story approach. But it works here.
I dunno. I feel people should really have seen this movie, because of it's cultural impact. Who they hell hasn't heard someone say, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die"? Or "As you wish"? Guys should really use that one more often, let me tell you.
Plus, fucking Andre the giant was just the man. And Mandy Patinkin's name is funny to say. Mandy Patinkin. Try it. Ok, I think my medication just kicked in, nevermind me.You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles, words to live by, my friends. 5 sporks, this movie is one of the most entertaining ever made, for all ages, and both sexes.
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originally posted: 10/11/98 00:10:57