Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Princess Bride

I have never seen "The Princess Bride."

Hard to believe, right?

Well, after hearing about it on a few different podcasts I decided that I should see what all the fuss is about.  I put a request in for it at my local libary and was able to watch it this past Monday (April 1) with my son.

It was a cute movie. It was fun to see Andre the Giant again.  I remember seeing him wrestling on TV when I was my son's age (currently 8).

But you know what?  I wasn't that enchanted with it. I think that because it had been hyped up so much and that it was a favorite for so many people that for me it got built it up to be more than what it really was.

It was sort of a letdown in that respect.

But ... like I said earlier, it's a cute movie.  My son got into it and when Inigo Montoya said to Count Rugen "You killed my father. Prepare to die you son of a b*&ch" My son's jaw dropped and his eyes were HUGE as he looked at me to see if I had heard the bad words.

My jaw was dropped too because I wasn't expecting it, but also because I knew my son would be looking back at me and I had to look just as shocked as he was.   It was a priceless moment.

1 comment:

Stephani said...

I love that movie, but yeah I can see if you went into it, expecting something so grand based on everyone's love for it, that you could be let down. I started watching that movie, probably around his age, so I had no "expectations" and we often quote it. I'll have to bring it out for my girls - they haven't seen it yet.