'The Princess Bride': Anything but 'mostly dead' in the hearts of viewers
October 4th, 2012
09:34 PM ET

'The Princess Bride': Anything but 'mostly dead' in the hearts of viewers

Twenty-five years after its release, the CNN community still feels ‘twue wuv’ for classic fairytale film, “The Princess Bride.”

The cast reunited for the silver anniversary at The New York Film Festival on Tuesday at Lincoln Center, where they showed a special screening, shared stories - and even talked sequel possibilities.

We shared the reunion story with you and had some fun reminiscing about Westley’s quest to uphold a promise to his one true love, Princess Buttercup; Inigo Montoya’s quest to exact revenge on Count Rugen; Miracle Max’s quest to destroy Prince Humperdink and all of the other fantastical journeys that took place in the Brideverse.

In turn, you shared your stories about how the film affected your lives, your families and your own quests for true love. The responses (edited for clarity and brevity) were practically inconceivable!

Your quests for true love

MarylandBill  I used that movie to screen potential girlfriends.  If a girl didn't like that movie, I knew there really was no chance for us.  My wife liked it :).

MelDoug I'm using the same method.

A family thing 

Shawn Adams I love this movie!!!  Introduced my daughter to it when she was only 5, to this day (she is 13 now), we still quote this movie often.  Just last night, I had to kill an especially large wolf spider.  I stomped it, and she asked is it dead?  And without thinking about it, I said "mostly dead" ... lol

A modern classic

ordinaryguy75 What a special movie ... so heart-warming, funny and innocent. I hope kids for generations to come continue to watch this as my generation watched "The Wizard of Oz" when we were little.

JonfromLI  This is the type of movie that, no matter when it's on or what channel it's shown, you'll still watch it again and again. Has a little bit of everything.

Cherries This has been my favorite movie since I was 5 and will still be my favorite when I'm 85! Love it.

venstar13 Such a wonderful movie, and so many memorable lines. They just don't make them like that any more.

Brian Scott Bailey They never made one like that before. It is one of those perfect storm movies. Everything was just right.

Memorable moments


Stop rhyming and I mean it!

Does anyone want a peanut?


Are there rocks ahead?

If there are, we'll all soon be dead!


... like a nice MLT sandwich where the mutton is nice and lean ....


Cyprustree "What about the ROUSes?"
"Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist."
So many great lines – this is one of my favorite movies. It's classy and timeless.

culmo80  "Am I going MAD, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass."

Mocking Bird Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning. – From the Dread Pirate Roberts.
"The 10th Kingdom" is also a good movie for family.

Diaper Man Have fun storming the castle.

MaximusMav Vizzini: "He didn't fall??????  INCONCEIVABLE!!!!"
Inigo: "You keep using that word! I don't think it means what you think it means.


soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    "My name in Inigo Montoya.
    "You killed my father.
    "Prepare to die."

    One of THE best movies ever made...I will never get tired of this.

    (The 10th Kingdom is also awesome!)

    October 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. W.H. Auden

    I and the public know
    What all schoolchildren learn,
    Those to whom evil is done
    Do evil in return.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Well since we're going to do poems that have nothing to do with "The Princess Bride", I suppose I could do a "There Once Was A Man From Nantucket" limiericks, since it does rhyme.
    I won't, though.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Your probably referring to the later version, I suspect...

      October 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, there are many versions of the Nantucket limerick.
      How does yours go?

      October 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I just made a comment; I had no idea who wrote the comment; now I do know, though.
    However, "The Man From Nantucket" now looks more relevant than ever.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    One more limerick

    There once was a girl from Boston Mass.
    Who went into water up to her ankles.
    It doesn't rhyme now,
    But wait til the tide rolls in.

    October 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yes, that was very obvious to me. some people don't seem to recognize the obvious.

      October 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tallgirl1204

    Not a funny story, but true: a friend was injured by a bear, which among other things, bit him badly in the shoulder. The attack happened at night, and he never got a good look at the bear. Afterward, as he told the story, he reflected that in the moment, the image flashing in his head was "Rodent of Unusual Size!" Fortunately, he survived and recovered, as did Westley.

    October 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rick

    I don't like criticizising criticism but you're being too critical.

    October 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I know, right?

    October 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Damanthia

    As you wish.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chet The Dog

    No such place? Are you on drugs? I LIVE there. And don't quit your day job if you have one. Your poetry stinks.

    October 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Saffrondawg

    As you wish.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LorryInFlorida

    "Haha.. you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: Never get involved in a land war in Asia"

    October 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CNN Bloggers Firts Annual Gala Union

    (next year we could call it *re* union)
    It's time we all met each other.
    I propose we begin making plans to meet in Colorado Springs because I live here, and this is as centralized as it gets.
    We will need to form a committee to asses the monetary damages, and elect a treasurer to hold our pooled resources.
    There is no timeline or deadline. And if it fizzles out we would all agree to donate any funds remaining to a generic and worthy cause.
    There are enough of us that we could easily make this happen.
    It would be on the CNN news wire.
    You would become famous for 15 seconds after all. 🙂
    Anyway. ?

    October 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. CNN Bloggers Firts Annual Gala Union

    I suggest we stay with Firts. We do misspell a few words.
    Firts Annual CNN Bloggers...Event? No. Hmmm. Umm. Meeting? (bland, boring).Yawn. Toss it around. gn

    October 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny Rogers

      Philip, my love, don't listen to whoever that money grubbing negative CEO is. Little Mister and I will be the first to sign up. Hey, we can do an Occupy Colorado Springs. We're all democrats.

      October 6, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. ronvan

    The Princess Bride, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, My Cousin Vinny, Secondhand Lions, and many more, that are enjoyable to watch over and over.

    October 6, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
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