Things Only Adults Notice In The Princess Bride





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Published on May 21, 2020

The Princess Bride contains a few elements that, when watching it as an adult, make you tilt your head and go, "Wait, what?" Even if you love the film, as so many people do, here are some of the weird things in The Princess Bride that you only notice as an adult.

Perhaps you're one of the eagle-eyed few who first noticed this as a child, but most of us gloss right over the fact that The Princess Bride is set during the Christmas season. Santa Claus decorations are scattered throughout the grandson's messy room, most notably the one hanging behind the grandfather on the closet door. Plus, there's a tabletop tree decorated with lights visible through the bedroom door, and when the mother throws open the grandson's curtains, a snow-covered rooftop lined with lights can be spotted outside the window.

Even The Princess Bride book itself is a Christmas gift. It's given to the grandson wrapped in cheery Santa paper.

At first glance, there's nothing amiss about the scene in which Buttercup tries to escape from Vizzini, Fezzik and Inigo Montoya by jumping off their ship and attempting to swim to safety. She starts to swim to the unidentified ship in the distance, but stops when she hears the screeches of the shrieking eels. Vizzini offers her the chance to swim back to safety, then Fezzik clunks the eel on the top of its head with a bowling ball-sized fist, and scoops a shaken but uninjured Buttercup up out of the water.

Everything in the scene tracks, until you realize that Buttercup never actually swam back to the boat. She swam away for a few solid strokes, putting her about half a pool-length away from the boat, but then she just fearfully treaded water until Fezzik punched the eel and pulled her back into the ship. Since the boat apparently never changed course, the only way for this scene to have happened is if Fezzik's arms suddenly stretched to a ridiculously long length of probably at least eight feet. He might be a giant, but he's not that much of a giant. This is probably just a continuity error, but it's fun to imagine an explanation, isn't it? Keep watching the video to see all the things only adults notice in The Princess Bride!


It's a Christmas movie | 0:00
Fezzik has superpowers | 0:48
Vizzini's nonsensical plan | 1:44
Westley's weird cliff climbing | 2:40
Inigo's deadly honor | 3:32
Fezzik's intriguing backstory | 4:23
Vizzini's mysterious picnic | 5:17
The 'true love' problem | 6:05
Buttercup deserves more credit | 6:48
Fezzik probably killed the Albino | 7:51
Inigo probably died | 8:43

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