Sunday, July 23, 2017

Script review - "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman

Very sweet, lovely and clever. As pointed out by Honest Trailers the action scenes aren't terribly exciting but it's awesome... Goldman adapts his own novel very well, keeping the charm and story. Everything is very clear, the action moves along at a fast clip.

I've got to admit it still feels cheating to kill Westley then bring him back. Also I'm not sure if I buy him and Buttercup having much of a future together - they seemed to love each other at the beginning but later on he's full of wisecracks and she's a bit dim. Will this last?

Never mind everything around them is fabulous - the giant Fezzik, Ingo the fighter (how can you fail to be moved when he gets his revenge), Vizzini, Rugen and Humperdinck (did wish he had more of a comeuppance). The lovely script, written with a big heart, that completely pulls off what it was going for.

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