…Inconceivable! I am ashamed to say that even though I am such a movie fanatic and an admirer of all things fantasy. I had not seen the Princess Bride until recently. I must thank my friend Nilla for pushing me to see this work of art and one day repay her for it. I love one liners, I love witty dialogues and I love it when they put a little humour and sarcasm in a movie, so it was natural that I would also love the Princess Bride. It is an old fantasy adventure film from 1987 and part of it’s charm are the obvious clichés. This movie is a pinnacle to what makes old movies so great. They did not have the funds or the technology for classy effects, so all they could rely on was the script itself. And what they do, they do great.
The plot is simple, a guy comes back after five years to rescue his woman from an evil prince. On his quest he meets a noble Spaniard that seeks revenge for his fathers death and a giant that just tags along because he can. The dialogue between the characters will surely make you smile and laugh and if you still have not seen it, make sure you do right after you finish reading this post.
Now then, anybody want a peanut?
Quentin Tarantino is a nut.
I was first planning on writing a good long explanation to why I like him and his movies but I ended up deleting it all because you don’t need to explain why he’s such a genius. All you need to say is that he is a nut and truer words have never been spoken. He has done lots of great movies and they all stick out. My personal favourite is pulp fiction which is the movie I saw tonight. Have you ever seen a movie that makes you go “what the hell?” about thirty times? If so then you have seen pulp fiction. This movie has no actual plot. It follows the “everyday life” of your average criminals and you get to listen in on their conversations which ranges from what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris, to how to best clean out a car splattered with a certain guys “mind power”, and by mind power, I mean brains. Yes… Quentin Tarantino is a nut, and Samuel L Jackson is a genius.