Meme culture has done everything in its power to suck all of the juice and life out of The Princess Bride by strip-mining its many memorable moments.
But, not even a force as powerful and toxic as the internet can ruin a movie as special and unique and pure as The Princess Bride. Here are the six basic reasons why it’s still great.
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It’s a gift to cinema as well as meme-makers. The Spanish swordsman’s 20-year quest to avenge his father’s murder is played for big laughs, but it’s also unexpectedly poignant and powerful when he gets to realize his destiny.