The Princess Bride was hands down one of my favorite movies growing up - I put that movie on plenty of times when I was skipping school as a kid. As soon as I would hear the door go, confident that my mom had left for work, the video would be out of its box and into the player.
I don't know what it was about The Princess Bride that made it so good... maybe it was the perfect mix of romance and sword-fighting, maybe it was the quotable lines or exciting thrill that the Princess Bride couldn't recognize her love, Westley, when he had his tiny little mask on... or maybe it was because the whole thing was narrated by Peter Falk...
Whatever it was that made The Princess Bride the classic that it remains today, one thing's for sure: a reboot is as necessary as Britain leaving the EU.
No one knows why it's happening, no one wants it, and everybody is angry.
Here's the story...
No one could play Westley like Cary Elwes.
via: IMDb.comI know he's wearing an eye mask, but this isn't A Cinderella Story, you can't just stick any good looking guy in a mask, draw on a little mustache, and call him Westley. Cary Elwes is Westley.
The ultimate grampa.
via: IMDb.comSeriously though, I can't think of a better scenario than the late Peter Falk playing the grampa that reads the story of The Princess Bride to his grandson. Why would you want to change that? It'd be like remaking Labyrinth with... I don't know, Ed Sheeran playing the Goblin King...
Nobody wants to see that.
via: IMDb.comAnd nobody wants to see anyone else playing one of the great Peter Falk's final roles. I mean, which great TV detective could you replace him with? David Suchet? Don't mess with Columbo, don't mess with The Princess Bride.
The fans will not go unheard!
"There may be a Princess Bride reboot!" Me; https://t.co/T7qhsK9CnU— 🖤Savannah Lee🖤 (@🖤Savannah Lee🖤)1568852557.0
Not my princess.
SO I HEARD THERE MAY BE A PRINCESS BRIDE REBOOT AND HONESTLY HOLLYWOOD CAN FUCKING BURN! #Hollywood #notmyprincess— CanItCryptid? (@CanItCryptid?)1568854622.0
Everyone is hitting out at the Hollywood idea factory.
If Hollywood cant think of any new original stories to tell on the big screen , I stead of all these reboots remake… https://t.co/o0cRQO1Vvt— Paul Duncan (@Paul Duncan)1568799233.0
Apparently, there are writers out in the world with new ideas...
A reboot of Princess Bride? Hollywood stop the maddness and just get new stories. I and all my writter buddies have… https://t.co/OOKqown3Zs— SilentWillows (@SilentWillows)1568766998.0
Don't f*ck with perfection.Twitter user, Jo Vice, puts it plain and simple... The Princess Bride was perfect. Why mess with a movie that took a script and made it as good as could be?
Don't make them cut off their ankles!
The princess bride is a cinematic masterpiece and I will personally destroy the ankles of anyone trying to reboot it— 📌moved accounts (@📌moved accounts)1568819808.0
Even people who are normally up for a reboot do not want this.
Usually I'm for reboots/remakes, but this time: NO, DON'T TOUCH PRINCESS BRIDE Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Pat… https://t.co/viYGxXCBpj— Warrior of Nora Tribe (HZD) (@Warrior of Nora Tribe (HZD))1568772712.0
The CEO of Sony Pictures has spoken out about the reboot.
When they want to reboot "The Princess Bride" now https://t.co/e0umfME8c3— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks)1568761693.0
If the little boy from the original played the grampa...
The only way A Princess Bride REBOOT works is if its Fred Savage retelling the story from memory to his kid and tha… https://t.co/M6dQDlxxUf— Derek Ruiz 🇵🇷 (@Derek Ruiz 🇵🇷)1568804853.0
No classic movie is safe.
One day The Princess Bride will be remade. And a reboot of Back To The Future. So will Jaws. Neverending Story Netf… https://t.co/YUxmiIJ2O8— Eddie Bowley (@Eddie Bowley)1568793274.0
It truly is inconceivable to think that they can do this to us.And there's literally nothing we can do. Is there no way that we can protect our most beloved movies from being pillaged in this way?
Daniel Radcliffe will always be Harry Potter...
Considering the reboot of The Princess Bride and the upcoming LotR series, I bet Harry Potter will get a planned re… https://t.co/h9zWBRmSSb— Philip (@Philip)1568796970.0
I was so mad when I heard that they were remaking Overboard .
I was also really irritated that they wanted to reboot Overboard, but nobody saw it and it will soon be forgotten.… https://t.co/qSJAznW8Lr— Amelia (@Amelia)1568767537.0
Overboard (2018) is the reason that they shouldn't remake The Princess Bride.
via: IMBd.comEven though the new Overboard movie absolutely sucks and has none of the charms that the original does, anyone looking for the old movie will have to sieve through this trash on the internet. When you Google "Overboard," do you know what comes up first? This terrible reboot! Film critic, Peter Travers, from Rolling Stone, rightly put it: "Goldie and Kurt forever. No substitutes accepted." In this version, they swapped around the roles (with it being the guy that loses his memory) but, still, it fails to catch. And now it's hidden the 1987 original from those that might be discovering it for the first time.
The original, 1987 Overboard was perfect.
via: IMDb.comThe casting was perfect, the romance between Kurt Russell's Dean and Goldie Hawn's Joanna is palatable (I mean, the two actors actually fell in love for real while shooting it) and the locations, clothing choices, and little moments made this a little gem of a movie. Do you remember the golf course? Messing with Overboard was like your mom taking a drawing that you'd done as a kid out of its frame, shredding it, and buying a crappy stock image of a frog or something to replace it. Uncalled for is an understatement.
Is this what we are going to have to brace ourselves for with The Princess Bride?
via: IMDb.comWhy would you even try to recreate the onscreen romance of Robin Wright and Cary Elwes?
Oh look, and now you've upset Jamie Lee Curtis...
Oh really? Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is on… https://t.co/RATDQzf4sb— Jamie Lee Curtis (@Jamie Lee Curtis)1568733825.0
Cary Elwes is refusing to be erased in this way.
There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one. https://t.co/5N8Q3P2e5G— Cary Elwes (@Cary Elwes)1568768166.0
I mean, there's plenty of lines for him to choose from.I sincerely hope that Cary Elwes starts a Twitter thread that is a full-on attack on Sony Pictures done solely through The Princess Bride quotes.
Cary, I don't know either.I feel like whoever suggested The Princes Bride reboot isn't a true fan of the original. A true fan would have left it alone. Someone that is interested in making a quick buck, that's the kind of person that would do something like this.
Surely it would be a risky move to work on this reboot...If any of the supposed "big names" that Sony Pictures have claimed to be attached to the reboot knew how unfavorable doing so would make them, would they still do it? I mean, if being part of the reboot would be career suicide for anyone that was in it, maybe it won't get made?
Everyone: please, keep attacking Sony Pictures on Twitter.
You've fallen for one of the two classic blunders! The first being never get involved in a land war in Asia but onl… https://t.co/N84X4t04gQ— Adam Lance Garcia (@Adam Lance Garcia)1568751251.0