Posted in 2016, All Ages, Books, Fan Theories, Films, Games, Kids, Teens, TV Shows

Fan Theories Pt. 2

Disclaimer: Some of them actually have no answer to it.

A few months ago, I did a post about Fan Theories and I called it “Fan Theories Pt. 1” (link is below)

https://tvbookfilmreviewers.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/fan-theories-pt-1/

This is part 2.

Princess Bride

In the movie: Wesley had told Dread Pirate Roberts about Buttercup and was kept alive for that. Dread Pirate Roberts made Wesley the Dread Pirate Roberts (which is a code name)

This one is probably well known, but I brought it up on Reddit (Link in the subtitle). The premise of this idea is that The Dread Pirate Roberts heard the story of Buttercup and was touched, but still kills Wesley. He immediately regrets it and then looks for Buttercup in a way to repay Wesley, but never tells Buttercup (for obivous reasons).

“The Polar Express”

You meet a character on the roof on the train. He is a hobo, who is voiced by Tom Hanks. Along with the main boy, his dad, Santa and the Conductor.

I can’t find any reason for the hobo, but I have started thinking about who the Hobo could be:

  • An alternate version of either Billy or the hero boy if they never went on the train, they become bitter to life and became homeless and figures out time travel and makes sure his younger self gets on the train and disappears forever after. Counter-argument: Paradox! PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT TIMES SHOULD NEVER TOUCH!
  • The ghost of the original conductor who makes sure nobody ever falls off the train, because he’s a nice dude

Additional Theories I have no idea about:

  • When the Hobo disappears, why is the last thing remaining his hand?

Peanuts

This one is a silly, yet disturbing one. They’re all patients in an insane asylum in the ’50s. I refuse to type about, but it’s mind-blowing. Link is below

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/22hkge/the_peanuts_gang_are_all_patients_in_a_1950s/

Doctor Who

  • From series 5, there is a huge alliance made of aliens who hate The Doctor. Prisoner Zero was the first to mention it. When the alliance comes, he is imprisoned, but Prisoner Zero was not there when the alliance imprisons The Doctor. Also, the Silence was part of it… everyone just forgot.
  • Midnight’s monster… who is it? I actually don’t know and neither does anyone else! Please help all of us!

Wizard of Oz

  • Oz is a parallel universe and the Wizard is Wonka after realizing he’s a failure… maybe?
  • Glinda is evil and was using Dorothy to get rid of her competition (like Grace Cahill may have in The 39 Clues)

Interstellar

  • One that overly bothers me: the poem “Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night” is mentioned multiple times.
  • Another one that bothers a Reddit user: After being on the planet for 23 years, Cooper and Brand’s colleague was fine. He doesn’t go insane. HOW! HE WAS ALONE FOR 23 YEARS

Falling Into Place

I have two theories about this novel, but this spoils this novel heavily.

  • It’s all based on the last five chapters. Liz died and the end is what her imaginary friend wanted to happen and she’s fading into the ether forever and she trying to teach us all a lesson.
  • The other is that Liz is letting go of the imaginary friend and she is fading and she is teaching us all a lesson.

Edge of Tomorrow

  • That ending. That’s all I have to say. HOW DID HE RESTART TIME?! HE LOST IT!!!!!!

Sharkboy and Lavaboy

I have one theory, but it’s likely wrong… Max is a mutant and his power is he can create new worlds and people in that world.

Sherlock (BBC)

  • In episode one, the cab driver was immune to the poisonous pill (like “The Princess Bride” in the battle of the wits) and Sherlock would have died (for real)
  • In the end of Season 3, Mycroft says “You remember what happened to the other one?” who is this other person? The death of Moriaty? Irene Adler escaping? A third sibling?
  • Various discussions of Sherlock not dying and Moriaty not dying or actually dying.

Legend of Zelda

  • The timeline (Which in fact has been explained. Click here)
  • The game breaks the fourth wall and Link explains what’s going on to us. Click here

Mario

There’s one on Reddit and I really liked it, but it is somewhat disturbing BEWARE FELLOW HUMANS. Bowser is Peach’s dad and the king of the Mushroom Kingdom (Click here).

_________ is the true hero of ________. Or ____________ (perceived hero’s name) is the villain of _________

Always a fun theory to come across if you are familiar of said story. Honestly, just type into the Fan Theories subreddit search bar “is the true hero of”

Examples

  • Samwise is the true hero of Lord of the Rings (films)

This exists. I don’t know where. This is my personal favorite theory, because in a way, Frodo addresses that theory when Sam tells Frodo how famous he will become.

and various others

Wreck-It Ralph

This is maybe the only fan theory I made myself before I read it. Calhoun shot her husband as he got eaten by a Cyborg, which is incredibly sad.

The Incredibles

Kari playing Mozart causes Jack-Jack to get his powers. Click Here

 

The Ones I don’t have an answer and I need help for that

  • “The Polar Express” hobo’s hand
  • The monster from Doctor Who’s “Midnight”
  • The poem from “Interstellar”
  • Ending of “Edge of Tomorrow”
  • The other one from “Sherlock”

 

Feel free to break all my theories, or other people’s theories

Posted in 2016, All Ages, Rankings, TV Shows

Ranking the Doctor Who Seasons

Here it is. I’ve planned to do this after I finished Doctor Who season 9, and I finally did it.

Special Note: All Specials will be their own season, and I will separate half seasons.

12: Season 2

Oh, Season 2… it had blossomed at the end, but the beginning (except for the werewolf, “The Girl in the Fireplace” and the Sarah Jane episode) was ridiculously bad. The finale had one great moment and that was the “end” of Rose, who is really overrated. But it did introduce the Ood in a brilliant way, and we got the devil as the monster. While the fanbase hates “The Idiot’s Lantern”, and “Fear Her”, I always defend those, but had it been in a later season, it wouldn’t be hated. I truly think it’s disliked is because it’s in a bad season. I will also say, the worst premiere of any season ever. Best part: The Ood double-header Worst Part: “New Earth”

11. Season 1

I’m happy I started Doctor Who at Season 1, because if I had caught on somewhere else and decide to go back, I would have quit at the Green farters. Season 1 was not very good, but it has gems in “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances”, the finale, “Dalek” and “The Unquiet Dead”. But it had big failures in “Rose” which wasn’t a very good pilot, “The Long Game” which I consider a bottom episode of Doctor Who, “Aliens of London/World War Three”. Those three episodes poorness over-power how good the four episodes I mentioned before. The best thing of the season was the storyline of “Bad Wolf”, but the worst (by far) was Adam Mitchell.

10. The Specials

I’m talking about every Christmas Special, the specials in between seasons 4 and 5 and the specials in between 7 and 8.

The only reasons that it’s not the bottom two is because “Water of Mars” was a special, “The Christmas Invasion” was good, and “Last Christmas”. Also, the 50th anniversary episode.

Let’s start at the beginning. “The Christmas Invasion” is a fun episode. But then came “The Runaway Bride”. This was one the first episodes I watched, and I didn’t like it at all. And then “Voyage of the Damned”… maybe one of the worst episodes ever. “The Next Doctor” honestly fell flat. “End of Time” wasn’t too good. Nor was “A Christmas Carol”. I refuse to talk about “The Doctor, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. “The Snowmen” was… okay. “The Time of the Doctor” was good, not great…  but then came “Last Christmas”. Possibly a top 10 episode of Doctor Who revived. “The Husbands of River Song” fell flat.

Then the non-Christmas specials in “The Planet of the Dead”, “The Water of Mars” and “The Time of the Doctor”.

“Planet of the Dead” was a great episode, but not perfect. “The Water of Mars” is a brilliant episode, the only one of these episodes I’m willing to put into my top 5 episodes. “The Time of the Doctor” was good, but slightly overrated. It’s not the greatest ever Doctor Who.

Best part: “The Water of Mars”. Worst part: uhhh… “The Doctor, The Witch and the Wardrobe” or “Voyage of the Damned”.

9. Season 3

Season 3 is like season 1. A season with a lot of gold, but the poor performances of two stories weighs the season down a lot. The two stories are “Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks” which is without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Then came “The Lazarus Experiment”. Something that I will say about “Blink” is that it’s incredibly overrated. There I said it. On a first watch, “Blink” is really good. If you have one shot to get someone into Doctor Who, show them “Blink”. But on repeat watches, it’s not brilliant at all, whatsoever.

But there’s a lot of great iconic episodes. “The Shakespeare Code “Girdlock” and “42” are three episodes which were incredible episodes but everyone forgets. Then we get to another good episode in “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” which is solid. Also, a good premiere in “Smith and Jones”. And in my opinion, I like three-part episodes, and “Utopia/ The Sound of the Drums/ Last of the Time Lords” is a big reason why.

Best part: “42”.

Worst Part: the Daleks

 

8. Season 8

I’m shocked Season 8 is not at the bottom, knowing I almost quit watching after this season, but here is, beating specials and the first three seasons.

It was half good, and half bad. The good half was “Into the Dalek” a good idea that actually worked, “Listen” (the best post-Tennant episode), “Time Heist” a big mind blower, “Kill the Moon” which was a polarizing episode, but it was really good by itself, “Mummy on the Orient Express” a solid action filler episode and “In The Forest of the Night” which is an episode I’ll defend a lot.

But the bad stuff were all ideas that were tried, but didn’t work. Like “Deep Breath”, “The Caretaker”, and “Flatline”. Then the bad stuff that would never work, “Deep Water/Death in Heaven”, and “Robot of Sherwood”.

Best Part: “Listen”

Worst Part: “Flatline”

 

NOTE: The gap between 8 and 7 is a really big gap.

 

7. Season 7 Pt. 1

Started out in an insane way with the Daleks, but QUIT BRINGING BACK DALEKS! “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” fell flat, as did “The Angels Take Manhattan”. It’s so far down because (SPOILERS) Amy & Rory died. Despite “The Town Called Mercy” was so brilliant, and “The Power of Three” was a really fun episode.

Best Part: The Power of Three

Worst Part: Dinosaurs

 

6. Season 6 Pt. 2

It had a interesting start with “Let’s Kill Hitler”, but then “Night Terrors” came, and it was great. “The Girl Who Waited” was good, not great, very overrated. Then came “The God Complex” which was so much fun to watch. “Closing Time” had Cybermen.. moving on. Then the finale fell flat.

Best Part: “Night Terrors”

Worst Part: The Teselecta

 

5. Season 6 Pt. 1

I will say it had a great beginning (“The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of the Moon”) and ending (“A Good Man Goes to War”). “The Doctor’s Wife” was really overrated, but still good. But “The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People” was really good. Had “Curse of the Black Spot” had been left in the original spot and “Night Terrors” the original episode 3 was switched, this would be in the top 5. “Curse of the Black Spot” just sucked.

Best Part: “The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon”

Worst Part: “Curse of the Black Spot”

 

4. Season 7 Pt. 2

“The Bells of Saint John” fell flat a lot, not a good episode at all. But then we had a legendary episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” which was a great episode to me. And then “Cold War” *head drops*. I hated “Cold War” after two watches. “Hide” was a really good episode. “Journey in the Centre of the TARDIS” is like “Cold War”. But”The Crimson Horror” was a great episode. “Nightmare in Silver” was a great experiment that works. Then “The Name of the Doctor” was mind-blowing.

Best Part: The end of “Rings of Akhaten”

Worst Part: “Cold War” or “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”.

 

3. Season 9

The premiere (“The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar”) was solid. Then came “Under the Lake/Before the Flood” which was fantastic, and a deaf girl, even more fantastic. Then came “The Girl who Died” which was good. “The Woman who Lived” was not very good at all. “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion” was so much fun to watch. Choices on “Doctor Who” always make me interested. Then came “Sleep No More”, depending on who you talk to, it’s an experiment that worked/ didn’t work. I think it worked. “Face the Raven” was not good. At all. Fight with me on the comments below. Go for it. But then came “Heaven Sent” what a brilliant episode. “Hell Bent” made no sense.

Best Part: “Zygon Inversion” or “Before the Flood” or “Heaven Sent”

Worst Part: “Face the Raven”

 

 

2. Season 5

After a long break, they came back with a bang. “The Eleventh Hour” was incredible. Then we have some episodes that people don’t talk about in “The Beast Below”, “Victory of the Daleks”. Then the Weeping Angels! Then comes the vampires… not too bad, pretty brilliant. “Amy’s Choice” is never spoken about ever. Then the Silurians double header was great, and iconic. Then we have Vincent Van Gogh who was great, and then “The Lodger” was good, not great, and then the finale… Just woooow.

Best Part: The Silurians

Worst Part: “The Lodger”

  1. Season 4

The funniest premiere in “Prisoners in Crime”, a average/good episode in “Fires of Pompeii”, “Planet of the Ood” was a great episode. The Sonartan double-header wasn’t too good, but it wasn’t bad. “The Doctor’s Daughter” is brilliant, as is “Unicorn and the Wasp”. Then the beginning of River Song. Then the greatest episode in “Midnight”. Then the finale, where everyone returns.

Best Part: “Midnight”! 🙂

Worst Part: … none of the episodes were bad. so… uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the Sonartan double header.

 

Summary:

  1. Season 4
  2. Season 5
  3. Season 9
  4. Season 7 Pt. 2
  5. Season 6 Pt. 1
  6. Season 6 Pt. 2
  7. Season 7 Pt. 1
  8. Season 8
  9. Season 3
  10. Specials
  11. Season 1
  12. Season 2

 

 

Feel free to comment about how wrong I am.

 

Posted in 2016, All Ages, TV Shows

Chris Chibnall`s works on Doctor Who

Chris Chibnall will be the new head writer of Doctor Who. He has written a few episodes of Doctor Who.  This article will be examining his episodes.

“42”: Season 3, Episode 7

A pet peeve about the Doctor Who fanbase is that they have forgotten about 42, despite how imporant it is to the season arc. A spaceship’s engine breaks down, an infected man wants everyone to burn with him and he  happens to be the captain’s wife. It’s an intense and brutal episode to watch.

 

“The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood” Season 5, Episode 8-9

Another forgotten episode of Doctor Who, despite the importantance to the season arc. First up, we got the return of the classic monsters, the Silurians. Then we have some insanely great guest characters in Ambrose, Elliot, Nasreen and the Silurian twin sisters.

 

“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” Season 7, Episode 2

Let’s just call this one “The Doctor loses his heart, featuring Brian Williams, a hunter and the queen of Egypt” and move on.

 

“The Power of Three” Season 7, Episode 4

Cubes invade the Earth, Brian Williams returns, The Doctor stays, and a confusing ending (which is always good).

Posted in 2016, All Ages, TV Shows

Doctor Who news

Steven Moffat will no longer be the head writer of Doctor Who after the Christmas Special in 2016. The replacement? Recurring writer Chris Chibnall.

What Steven Moffat did for Doctor Who:S

Steven Moffat’s episodes

  • “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances”
  • “The Girl in the Fireplace”
  • “Blink”
  • “Silence in the Library/The Forest of the Dead”
  • “The Eleventh Hour”
  • “The Beast Below”
  • “The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone”
  • “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang”
  • “A Christmas Carol”
  • “The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon”
  • “A Good Man Goes to War/Let’s Kill Hitler”
  • “The Wedding of River Song”
  • “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe”
  • “Asylum of the Daleks”
  • “The Angels Take Manhattan”
  • “The Snowmen”
  • “The Bells of Saint John”
  • “The Name of the Doctor/The Day of the Doctor/The Time of the Doctor”
  • “Deep Breath”
  • “Into the Dalek” (Co-wrote)
  • “Listen”
  • “Time Heist” (Co-wrote)
  • “The Caretaker” (Co-wrote)
  • “Dark Water/Death in Heaven”
  • “Last Christmas”
  • “The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familar”
  • “The Girl who Died” (Co-wrote)
  • “Heaven Sent/Heaven Bent”
  • “The Husbands of River Song”

What Steven Moffat created

  • The Weeping Angels
  • Matt Smith’s Doctor
  • The Gas Mask kid
  • The Silence
  • River Song
  • Peter Capaldi’s doctor
  • The Crack in Time
  • The Vasnra Nerada
  • The Return of the Time Lords
  • Amy & Rory
  • Clara

Cases that the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who was better than the Russell T. Davies era:

  • My favorite series of Doctor Who was series 5, Moffat’s first season
  • Amy & Rory are great characters
  • The complex character of River Song
  • The episode “Listen”
  • Russell T. Davies had Rose…

Cases that Russell T. Davies era was better than Steven Moffat Era

  • Captain Jack Harkness
  • He brought back Sarah Jane
  • We got Martha and Donna
  • He wrote “Midnight”, the greatest modern Doctor Who episode ever

The top 5 Steven Moffat episodes of all time:

5. The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

4. Time Heist

3. The Beast Below

2. Last Christmas

  1. Listen
Posted in 2016, All Ages, Books, Mental Disabilities, Review

“Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erksine

 

 

Mockingbird is brilliant. Caitlin is a brilliant character and she narrates the story in a way that somewhat make it non-emotional whatsoever and it is just absolutely brilliant. Between her honestly telling her classmate that her face is really badly bruised and somewhat ugly, to her showing up to her councilor with bloody hands and saying she was trying to cut down an oak tree with a quarter. Mockingbird is a brilliant dark comedy with heavy issues and the lack of description, this novel stretches your imagination to maybe make some assumptions. The novel also makes comparisons to the ever-famous To Kill a Mockingbird in the novel itself. Mockingbird shows that it takes big things to make changes, but changes can be made to people. (See Doctor Who explaining ripples and tidal waves, except he’s using time. People are the same. “It’s okay to make ripples but not tidal waves.” Well, Doctor, you’re actually wrong. Tidal waves cause change. Change is good.)

Caitlin’s father starts out as a boring character, but he grows into one of the great characters of the novel.

Then we look at Mrs. Brook, who I don’t think many readers would like at the start, but will grow on the reader. I am not the same. I enjoyed her wisdom as a councilor all book long. She isn’t the best character of the novel, but she is a great character.

Then you get to Michael, one of, if not the best character younger than ten in a novel ever. He lost his mother in the same school shooting, and Caitlin befriends him and they becoming a dynamic duo for most of the book.

Now, we get to my favorite character of the novel, Josh. Someone related to Josh was one of the school shooters, so almost everyone in the school dislikes him, so he just reacts. He is a bully because of everyone else, but he never verbalizes it until very close to the end and in the end, he becomes a very nice guy, but he is one of the best characters in a children’s novel ever.

Mockingbird is brilliant. I don’t care who you are, I urge you to read Mockingbird.

 

Posted in 2016, All Ages, Films, Review

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride was film of revenge, true love, bitterness, and humor. The film had a brilliant plot, brilliant characters, and very annoying villains (I’m at you, Vizzini and Prince Humperdink). I love The Princess Bride.

Different things I really need to talk about, because they’re so fantastic.

Indigo Montoya: Indigo may be one of my favorite characters of all time. His father was murdered 20 years ago and he’s spent the whole time hunting for him and to kill him with the sword he murderer wanted a bargain on and killed because he won’t take said deal. Indigo has two massive scars on the two sides of his face, and it’s so creepy. The Man in Black v. Indigo Montoya sword fight was a great scene, and a brutal scene.

Quotes from Indigo Montoya

“Your brains, Fezzik’s strength, my steel.”

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

“Hello. My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

“I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?”

“I… am not right handed. … Also, I am not left handed.”

“You seem decent… I hate to kill you.”

“He’s dead. He can’t talk.”

“His true love is marrying another tonight, so who else has the cause for ultimate suffering?”

“My father was slaughtered by a six-fingered man. He was a great swordmaker, my father. When the six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword, my father took the job. He slaved a year before it was done… The six-fingered man returned and demanded it, but at one tenth his promised price. My father refused. Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father. So naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. The six-fingered man left me alive, but he gave me these…  I was eleven years old. And when I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

“Don’t bother me with trifles. After 20 years, at last my father’s soul will be at peace. There will be blood tonight!”

“That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when Count Rugen killed my father. The Man in Black makes it now… His true love is marry Prince Humperdinck tonight, so who else has cause for ultimate suffering?”

 

Vizzini was a real brain, but he was a villain, and a very boring villain. His “Inconceivable!” was really annoying! The battle of the wits against the Man in Black was another great scene.

“But it’s so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy’s? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me….Well, I- I could have sworn I saw something. No matter. First, let’s drink. Me from my glass, and you from yours….You only think I guessed wrong! That’s what’s so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha… (Drops dead)”

“I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains… Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.” (And yet failed the poison test…)

“You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.”

 

” Do you know what that sound is, Highness? Those are the shrieking eels! If you don’t believe me, just wait. They always grow louder when they’re about to feed on human flesh! If you swim back now I promise no harm will come to you… I doubt you’ll get such an offer from the eels.”

“I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition… Oh, the sot has spoken. What happens to her is not truly your concern. I will kill her. And remember this, never forget this: when I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn’t buy brandy! And YOU: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?”

 

Buttercup was a girl who marries the farmboy, who she loses, and turns bitter for the next five years and ends being the bride to the prince, who she does not love at all…

” I will never love again.”

“If you’ll release me, whatever you ask for ransom, you’ll get it I promise you.”

“You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.”

“You can die for all I care too!”

“You’re the Dread Pirate Roberts, admit it! … You can die slowly, cut into a thousand pieces… You killed my love.”

 

The Man in Black was awesome. He was involved in all the fun scenes, all the painstaking scenes, and he just has a great storyline.

“Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

“No man of consequence.”

“All right. Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right… and who is dead… They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.”

“You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.”

” It won’t be the last. To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose…  I wasn’t finished. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right…  Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever… It’s possible, Pig, I might be bluffing. It’s conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I’m only lying here because I lack the strength to stand. But, then again… perhaps I have the strength after all. DROP. YOUR. SWORD.”

“If you’re in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.”

“You seem a decent fellow… I hate to die.”

” You mean, you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try and kill each other like civilized people?”

“That was a warning, Highness. Next time my hand flies on its own. Where I come from, there are penalties when a woman lies.”

” Look, I don’t mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t distract me.”

“My brains, his steel, and your strength against sixty men, and you think a little head-jiggle is supposed to make me happy?”

 

Westley was a confusing character. He came, he died, he returned, he dies, he is resurrected.

“As you wish.”

“This is true love – you think this happens every day?”

“No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt – no problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too.”

“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

“Well, I’m not saying I’d like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.”

“We are men of action, lies do not become us.”

“Roberts had grown so rich, he wanted to retire. He took me to his cabin and he told me his secret. ‘I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts’ he said. ‘My name is Ryan; I inherited the ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from is not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired 15 years and living like a king in Patagonia.”

 

Prince Humperdinck one of the worst characters… maybe ever?

“That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me.”

“I know, the people are quite taken with her. It’s odd, but when I hired Vizzini to have her murdered on our engagement day, I thought that was clever. But it’s going to be so much more moving when I strangle her on our wedding night. Once Guilder is blamed, the nation will truly be outraged – they’ll demand we go to war.”

“You truly love each other and so you might have been truly happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, no matter what the story books say. And so I think no man in a century will suffer as greatly as you will.”

“Please consider me as an alternative to suicide.”

 

Fezzik… useless, but funny.

“Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?”

“Oh good, my way. Thank you Vizzini… what’s my way?”

“You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.”

 

Fan Theories:

Ending theory:

https://www.facebook.com/larry.young.sf/posts/10152608450618087

Battle of Wits theories:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/26ncwc/princess_bride_vizzini_actually_does_something/

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1ttf0h/the_princess_bride_whats_really_going_on_during/

Indigo Montoya Theory:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1fshig/little_theory_about_inigo_montoya_in_princess/

The Bad Guy wins Theory (which is in most films):

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/26w79m/princess_bride_prince_humperdink_won/

Whatever happens to Westley?:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/23enol/what_happens_to_westley_at_the_end_of_the/

Similarities to the pilot of BBC’s Sherlock:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/3p2udu/sherlock_the_similarities_between_the_cabbies/

Similarities to Pirates of the Caribbean:

http://www.norvillerogers.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-is-the-princess-bride-retold/