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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner -

Now before I go into great length about this film I would like to clarify that I liked it. It was a good movie, but a classic is not something I would call it. It has a following, and the majority of those I know love it, and I can't blame them. It has a certain attractive charm, but as someone who analyzes film now I can see so many flaws in this.

A majority of my problems are opinion based, those who can enjoy it look past the issues, but I can't, I'm unable. For one, Cary Elwes has never been good to me, I can enjoy Men in Tights in the vein of being a stupid movie, and Cary Elwes feeds into that by being a tad unbearable. I get no good emotions from him in this movie and he comes of very blank. Sure he has sarcastic dialogue and romantic lines but none of them were conveyed to me in a realistic way, it all felt the same.

The biggest problem I have is that there are many plot holes that probably could've been solved with a few more cuts, and I won't get into the specifics but how did Inigo and Fezzik now that "the Man in Black" had fallen for Buttercup, never had the correlation been revealed to the two of them. And not only that but Inigo was stabbed in the stomach and he suffered such a great ordeal of pain that he couldn't move for a solid two minutes, then later he's riding a horse with great ability. It's the little things that push this on the side of being awkward and mediocre.

Now again, to clarify, I like this movie. And I would watch it again, but I don't enjoy it to the caliber that 100% of the people I know do. So there's my opinion. Enjoy.