It’s a throwaway line from a Variety puff piece trying to explain, among other reasons, why CBS picked up and revived an IP (the One Day at a Time remake) that Netflix canned after three seasons because not enough people were watching it. Which CBS can do! I don’t watch network TV and I don’t have cable and I didn’t care if that show was on Netflix or not. But the Princess Bride thing was, like, one sentence in it.
I may pass on this one, honestly. Not that I don’t like the idea of a Princess Bride RPG Kickstarter, but I’m up against the limits of my budget as it is. Fifty bucks for the print version is a bit dear for me these days.
However, it is a Princess Bride RPG. Official, even. So check it out.
Yes, The Princess Bride the book is not as good as The Princess Bride the movie. William Goldman was a little sad, and perhaps a little weary, when he wrote it. Keeping that out of the movie was a smart call. But it’s such a good book, nonetheless. It’s unfair to judge it by its cinematic version.
It was a lot of fun to see it on the big screen. My wife and I had a blast, although I spent most of the movie manfully trying not to say the dialogue along with the actor. I do not have The Princess Bridememorized, but I could make an excellent stab* at it. Oh, well: maybe some of you on the West Coast can still catch a 7 PM showing…
PS: My wife has already indicated that we must go see Casablanca next month. Fine by me!
*I found it interesting, by the way, that every stab and slice that Count Rugen inflicted on Inigo Montoya was replicated, in full and in the same place, by Inigo upon Rugen. It was a nice touch. Although Rugen would have probably disagreed.
Not go to see The Princess Bride in theaters? Inconceivable! As soon as the babysitter confirms that she can do an extra hour I am absolutely buying two tickets. Also: I encourage the theaters to keep doing things like this. I do not see the downside.
Although I will be fair about this; this is clearly a printing from before the movie came out and locked itself in as an essential part of modern American fantasy. No publisher would have tried to get away with a cover like that afterwards. I mean, the very thought of doing so would have been, oh, what’s the word?…
Because maybe this way I won’t throw Mass Effect 2 through the [expletive deleted] wall. It’s gameplay is just different enough from Dragon Age: Origins that all of my reflexes are off. And when I say ‘off’ I mean there’s actual nausea involved. And, really, would a tutorial that didn’t make me feel all urgent-y and confused have hurt?
…Yes, yes, in three days it’ll be the Greatest Thing EVAR.