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6 Reasons We Still Love The Princess Bride, 35 Years Later

Don’t let the memes ruin the magic.

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Cary Elwes in 'The Princess Bride'
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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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6. Mandy Patinkin Slays As Inigo Montoya

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.

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