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February 13th, 2009

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03:08 pm - The Princess Bride
I rewatched The Princess Bride at the end of December and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a very entertaining film that didn't consist only of "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Somehow that was the only thing I could remember from my initial viewing of the movie. Jon had read the book a few months before, so I decided I should too. It was also very entertaining, and the book and movie are really good versions of each other. The book of course has a lot more details and fleshes out the backgrounds of the characters more fully, but the movie doesn't do it injustice. There's not a lot to say in a review, really, because the book is pretty much plot. I did think it was weird that the movie had the grandpa and boy reading the book when the story did just fine on its own, but that was in the book, where the side comments by the adult are a little (not much) less pointless. I must say Andre the Giant was a brilliant selection for the movie. I can't imagine someone else being the giant and pulling it off the way he did.

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