It’s a somewhat well-known fact that I have, and probably always will, put the entertaining, for-all-ages romantic adventure that is “The Princess Bride”, at the top of my all-time favourite movies list.
I mean let’s face it, it’s got everything for people from every age bracket. We’re talking “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, True Love, miracles…”, all wrapped up into 100 minutes of timeless fun and adventure.
When Ryan mentioned to me recently that “The Princess Bride” was scheduled to be playing in Stanley Park tonight as part of a free outdoor cinema program, it didn’t take me too long to pen the date into my summer schedule.
So after work tonight, Ryan, Adrienne, Carmen and I left our place, caught the ferry from Granville Island across to the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and walked a good stretch of the sea-wall around to Ceperley Meadow where the huge inflatable outdoor screen had been erected. We cracked open the red wine, olives, cheese, mini toasts and more and sat back along with hundreds of other obvious fans of this classic (given how many lines were recited en mass, and how many cheers and boos went up at all the appropriate times) as the sun faded and we were left under a clear blanket of stars.
And while I’m on the topic of “The Princess Bride”, let me gently nudge you towards a couple of other pretty cool things you can find on the web right now relating to this great flick.
Cubeecraft Princess Bride Characters
Firstly, one of my favourite sites on the web “Cubeecraft” have released a full Princess Bride set of their famous “Download, Print, Cut, Fold” paper toys. Even if you’re not a fan of the movie, this site will no doubt have a free character download of some kind that will tickle your fancy and bring a smile to your face.
The Princess Bride Game
Secondly, I spent a half hour this morning playing around with the Mac demo of the “The Princess Bride Game”. I’m assuming that the somewhat easy game play is targeted at the younger set, but it’s worth checking out if only for the awesome animated sequences that accompany the game.
You can try your hand at some online demos, download and play a half-hour full-screen demo, or buy the full application for around $20 bucks from The Princess Bride Game website.