As You Wish

I Played The New Princess Bride Video Game So You Wouldn’t Have To | Kotaku Australia – Huh. So there’s a new Princess Bride game available for iOS. It doesn’t sound very good though.

What is good is As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. We listened to the audiobook on the way to and from Rodd’s parents’ house at Christmas. Cary Elwes reads the book and it features actual soundbites from a great many people in the cast. We loved it. It sounds like everyone on it had a wonderful time. They talk about Andre the Giant a LOT, and what a great guy he was. It’s so sweet when Robin Wright talks about how dashing Cary was, and it’s obvious they were both smitten from day one. It’s just a lovely, lovely book, and if you like the movie, you should read or listen to it.

The only problem: it made me really excited to re-watch the movie, so we did as soon as we got home. And man, I hadn’t seen it in a long time… some of the effects are a lot worse than I remembered. I think as a kid you gloss over that part. So I’m warning you, if you haven’t watched it in a while, you might be surprised in a not-great way.

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  1. Ha! We just watched it with the kids last week, for the first time in a few years, and I was struck by the same thing. Still. The humor is so classic. I love hearing my kids quote it.

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