At least they got the theme right. The Princess Bride being songified however seems to take a little of the wind out of its sails and the funny out of the gutsy laughter that was earned from the audiences. It’s a good attempt but it sounds too much like a cheesy attempt to get people to watch the movie or at the very least to remember why it was so great. Was that really needed?
This movie was one of the many that those of us growing up in this time recall as one of the absolute best. Yes it was mushy in some places, yes it was all about love at some point or another, but it was also a whimsical and comedic film that poked fun at a lot of different things while at the same time creating a serious, tense situation in which comedy still played a role.
It seems like anyone with an idea for a song and that has a synthesizer these days can come in and make a video like this and call it worthwhile material. They’re not that far off the mark really but it does take someone a little less jaded than myself to watch it and get all that excited. It’s good enough really that they know how to take the clips from the movie and integrate them well enough so that it makes for a smooth-sounding song without any serious skips or missed beats. That’s something I’d like to learn how to do, but for a project a lot different than this one.
There’s no need to knock the production that much since it’s obvious they put some time and effort into it. Plus it would seem that someone really does like The Princess Bride to make this kind of homage to it. And why not? It was only one of the best films in its time even if it didn’t exactly break any box office records. Since it’s release it’s only gotten more and more popular as those of us that grew up watching it recalled how awesome it was and still is. Most of the actors are still alive and have gone on to different roles, but even they take the time to pay respects to it now and again.
It’s pretty sad to realize that one of the most beloved characters passed away some time ago, but he’s still remembered despite his absence. Andre the Giant as Fezzik was without a doubt one of the greatest characters ever.
The Princess Bride was a movie that you might have had mixed feelings about to start with simply because you didn’t fully know if it was an adventure or a romance. Thankfully the matter was settled when it became both at the same time. Putting the movie to song just makes it a little more whimsical really but as I’ve said already it would take a truly diehard fan to really think anything else of this piece. To those that do enjoy it kudos to you and to those that created it, keep up the good work.