The Princess Bride

Last night I watched The Princess Bride with Amy and Li. The movie is so silly, and yet I always find myself loving it– hell, I can recite the sword-fight and battle of wits almost from memory. The funniest highlight this time, though, would be Amy squealing with delight when Miracle Max (Billy Crystal) came on stage, and she went “Calcifer!”
There’s just something in the fairy-tale quality it possesses that draws me in. Hell, it almost feels like a Fantasy RPG in it’s shamelessness– Shrieking Eels? Cliffs of Insanity? The Pit of Despair? The evil 6-fingered Count? It’s all great stuff. It appeals to the little kid inside us all, that wants Happiness to triumph over Sadness.

It was nice to be able to share it with two people new to it, who both enjoyed it. Now, I just need to sell them on Naruto. 😉

8 Responses to “The Princess Bride”

oooo..skip Naruto — BORING! Go for Trigun!! 😀

Mallorn - October 22nd, 2005 at 9:55 am

… Are you qualified to make that kind of judgement on Naruto? Have you seen the 156 episodes of Naruto? Have you watched them again to share with a friend? Have you then started to watch the English dubbed ones as they come out (8th one will be out soon!)? Heck, have you even watched the first season or so? I didn’t think so 🙂

No offense or anything, but I love Naruto and it’s by far the best japanime series I’ve ever seen… and I have seen quite a few.

Teisha - October 22nd, 2005 at 12:35 pm

Go for the jugular! *chuckles* Quite a few doesn’t even begin to describe it, me thinks. 🙂 Then again, I’ve watched them all with you, haven’t I? *hides*

Well, moving past the “heated” anime issue… what other silly movies that are nonetheless excellent exist out in the wild?

Paradoxdruid - October 22nd, 2005 at 12:48 pm

I love the Princess Bride. One of the few DVDs I own.

As for Naruto, I’ve watched all of real arcs (IE the ones that are also in the Manga) and read all of the Manga that has been released. It suffers from the Dragon Ball Z problem, one battle take four half hour episodes when it really doesn’t need to. I’m not sure I would say it is boring, but I would say that it is tedious. Trigun, on the other hand, rocks through and through.

stephen - October 23rd, 2005 at 8:09 am

Regarding the DragonBall Z problem of Naruto– yeah, it’s true. One of my stock jokes with Teisha is how it took the Hokage about 20 episodes to move from “sword-through-gut” to “dead”. Seriously.

But still, it has some of the most complex characterizations I’ve seen in a serial show (which surprised me). Plus, Gaara of the Desert is my hero, and Naruto is pretty cool himself.

I need to obtain some Tri-gun.

Paradoxdruid - October 23rd, 2005 at 8:46 am

Hellsing is excellent as well, although it can be uncomfortable to watch in some parts. But the characters are all fascinating!

Mallorn - October 23rd, 2005 at 10:23 am

Getting through the first 30 episodes where Naruto doesn’t ever seem to learn that simply running straight into battle to throw a punch every time doesn’t work, ever.

Shikamaru and Shino are my favs though. Shino’s power is cool and creepy at the same time.

stephen - October 23rd, 2005 at 11:30 am

A friend of mine (who actually got tired of Naruto, amazingly!) suggested Bleach. Anybody know anything about it? He wants to get me into the series at a later date, I think…

Personally, Rock Lee will probably always be my favorite — even with his naivity and immaturity, he’s still quite admirable. Shikamaru is probably a close second, and then Jiraiya and Kakashi. Here’s a nice web page on the characters.

Teisha - November 6th, 2005 at 2:55 pm

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