Thursday, August 7, 2008

Jaimie still in love with Westley after all these years? Inconceivable!

The Princess Bride is probably my favourite movie. I use 'probably' because at this moment in my sleepless night i can't think of any movie i enjoy more. Though i must be honest with you my lovely 80's babies, i had (and still have) a few qualms with this film. For a film that teaches one how to scale the cliffs of insanity, battle rodents of unusual size, face torture in the pit of despair and still manage to convince me that growing up was a great idea, why did they make the lead heroine such an ungrateful so and so?

I've never confessed to this before but i loathe Princess freakin' Buttercup. I think this one passage from the movie sums her up quite nicely (or rather, ratbagedly...)

Grandpa: [voiceover] Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.
Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse's saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.
Westley: As you wish.
Grandpa: [voiceover] "As you wish" was all he ever said to her.
Buttercup: Farm boy, fill these with water - please.
Westley: As you wish.
Grandpa: [voiceover] That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying "As you wish", what he meant was, "I love you." And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.

Poor picture of perfection Westley. He is subjected to one of the rudest, most ungrateful heroines of the 80's. Stuff the evil step mother from Sleeping Beauty, vote 1# Princess Buttercup for 80's Satan. Now i'm all for the feminist message she sends, i.e, you do as i say boy and then fall in love with me, 'cause well, you're hot and i want you. But come on lady, you're a bitch. A big, beautiful, blonde haired, rich, bitch. In fact i think this picture of 'Princess Buttercup' sums you up brilliantly...

On a final note, i hate you. You didn't deserve Westley and i blame you for his transformation...

All i can say is this would have never happened if he'd married me.


LJTS said...

And even better, Westley chops his own foot off in Saw.


Julia said...

This really is one of the GREATEST TRAGEDIES OF OUR TIME.