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2012-10-17 05:25:34 PM
If you went that long without seeing it, why bother now?
 
2012-10-17 05:34:27 PM
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2012-10-17 05:35:45 PM
I seem to recall some Farker saying he'd never seen it, so this guy's not alone.

Reminds me of this girl I used to work with who had never seen a Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones or James Bond movie.
 
2012-10-17 05:38:45 PM

fusillade762: I seem to recall some Farker saying he'd never seen it, so this guy's not alone.

Reminds me of this girl I used to work with who had never seen a Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones or James Bond movie.


I've never seen the movie.

I have no plans to see it.

Some things have fans that keep people away from it. This movie is one of them.
 
2012-10-17 05:44:58 PM

FirstNationalBastard: fusillade762: I seem to recall some Farker saying he'd never seen it, so this guy's not alone.

Reminds me of this girl I used to work with who had never seen a Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones or James Bond movie.

I've never seen the movie.

I have no plans to see it.

Some things have fans that keep people away from it. This movie is one of them.


Posted by someone I have favorited as "Brony (Pinkie Pie)"

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2012-10-17 05:45:40 PM
I'm 44 and I haven't sen it. Not sure I could handle the stink of the 80s all over it at this age.
 
2012-10-17 05:48:01 PM

BKITU: FirstNationalBastard: fusillade762: I seem to recall some Farker saying he'd never seen it, so this guy's not alone.

Reminds me of this girl I used to work with who had never seen a Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones or James Bond movie.

I've never seen the movie.

I have no plans to see it.

Some things have fans that keep people away from it. This movie is one of them.

Posted by someone I have favorited as "Brony (Pinkie Pie)"

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I feel the same way about The Goonies. And A Christmas Story. And the Sandman comic book.

And while I won't openly troll Princess Bride fans, because Andre the Giant is in the movie and Rob Reiner directed it so it stands a chance of being fairly decent, the overwhelming fanboy love for it keeps me away from watching it.

/but The Goonies sucks.
 
2012-10-17 05:48:02 PM

b0rscht: I'm 44 and I haven't sen it. Not sure I could handle the stink of the 80s all over it at this age.


Of course. Because the period dress in that movie definitely reflected the 80's.
 
2012-10-17 05:49:04 PM
As an FX guy I find it annoying that people refer to pre-1993 visual FX as "graphics". Perhaps I should lighten up.

/34, never saw it
//gets the gist from all the references
 
2012-10-17 05:53:18 PM
I don't care for his condescending tone regarding the 80s.
 
2012-10-17 05:59:24 PM

FirstNationalBastard: /but The Goonies sucks.


I'll give you that one. I'm an Oregonian and the cult of adult fandom around that one utterly mystifies me.
 
2012-10-17 06:00:25 PM
49 - and had never heard of it til a FARK thread a few months ago. Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.

Reckon now, at least, I'll have learned about that mandy patinkin picture. I reckon... 

/or not
 
2012-10-17 06:09:42 PM
I made a former friend of mine watch it years ago, once I learned that she had never watched it. I think she told me she watched it 10 more times that week.

FirstNationalBastard: Some things have fans that keep people away from it. This movie is one of them.


I would mock you, but I refuse to watch Firefly because the fans piss me off, so I really can't say anything.

Richard Saunders: Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.


Yeah, no. And you probably have heard of it, or at least references to it, and didn't know what people were talking about.
 
2012-10-17 06:14:50 PM
I'm 47 and have never seen it.
 
2012-10-17 06:22:09 PM

GAT_00: Richard Saunders: Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.

Yeah, no. And you probably have heard of it, or at least references to it, and didn't know what people were talking about.


That's enough reason right there to watch it.

I can remember meeting a girl in a bar once who had never watched TV (as a child her parents didn't let her and she just kind of stuck with the policy). I realized quickly that 95% of my jokes and references would fly right past her. Sort of highlighted how much I unconsciously rely on that shared cultural conversational currency.
 
2012-10-17 06:26:12 PM
I'm 57. I figure I've probably watched it 50 times. I will happily watch it 50 more.
 
2012-10-17 06:34:26 PM

Richard Saunders: 49 - and had never heard of it til a FARK thread a few months ago. Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.


I've told everyone the worst thing about the movie is the title. It puts people off. But it really is one of the better movies ever made. One of the few movies to actually end up better than the book too.

CSB: The first time I saw it was on a class field trip (somewhere pretty far, so we had the buses with TVs). The teacher said "We're gonna watch a movie called Princess Bride." Every boy in the class, including me, threw a fit because we didn't want to watch some stupid girl movie called "The Princess Bride". He listened to our complaints, said this is not a democracy, and put it on anyway. By the end of the day all the boys were off fighting invisible ROUS's and the girls were talking about why none of the boys could be as amazing as Wesley.

If you are currently dating and looking to lock it in, just have a date night at home and get this movie. I have yet to meet a girl that doesn't love this movie.
 
2012-10-17 06:43:29 PM

GAT_00: I made a former friend of mine watch it years ago, once I learned that she had never watched it. I think she told me she watched it 10 more times that week.

FirstNationalBastard: Some things have fans that keep people away from it. This movie is one of them.

I would mock you, but I refuse to watch Firefly because the fans piss me off, so I really can't say anything.



Yeah, I actually understand the reaction many people have to the new My Little Pony because of the Bronies, because the hardcore ones tend to go overboard.
 
2012-10-17 06:45:27 PM

scottydoesntknow: Richard Saunders: 49 - and had never heard of it til a FARK thread a few months ago. Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.

I've told everyone the worst thing about the movie is the title. It puts people off. But it really is one of the better movies ever made. One of the few movies to actually end up better than the book too.

CSB: The first time I saw it was on a class field trip (somewhere pretty far, so we had the buses with TVs). The teacher said "We're gonna watch a movie called Princess Bride." Every boy in the class, including me, threw a fit because we didn't want to watch some stupid girl movie called "The Princess Bride". He listened to our complaints, said this is not a democracy, and put it on anyway. By the end of the day all the boys were off fighting invisible ROUS's and the girls were talking about why none of the boys could be as amazing as Wesley.

If you are currently dating and looking to lock it in, just have a date night at home and get this movie. I have yet to meet a girl that doesn't love this movie.


It's worth mentioning that early on in the movie more or less mocks the title.
 
2012-10-17 08:23:16 PM

GAT_00: I would mock you, but I refuse to watch Firefly because the fans piss me off, so I really can't say anything.


I was the same way until a few weeks ago and I finally sat down and watched the only season of it. My opinion if it is that it had potential but I don't get the love.

/Sports Night on the other hand sucks monkey balls
//there is a night I'll never get back
 
2012-10-17 08:28:20 PM
38 - And I saw it opening weekend in the theatres.
 
2012-10-17 08:30:25 PM
Hmm, Im 45 and I just saw it for the first time within the last year.
I enjoyed it, fun movie. Would watch again.
 
2012-10-17 08:31:36 PM

gingerjet: /Sports Night on the other hand sucks monkey balls


Really? I just watched both seasons last week and enjoyed the hell out of it. But I like Sorkin's writing, so there is that. I'd watch Studio 60, but Netflix doesn't have it streaming.
 
2012-10-17 08:41:53 PM
I don't recall ever seeing The Princess Bride, nor The Goonies. I do however recall Cyndi Lauper singing The Goonies theme song. And Eddy Grant had a song called Romancing the Stone (that wasn't in the movie Romancing the Stone) that included a searing guitar solo by Eddy.

/ah man, The Doobie Brothers broke up!
 
2012-10-17 08:42:32 PM
I'm 43 and I havent seen it either.

I think Willow turned me off of all that 80s fantasy crap.
 
2012-10-17 08:44:14 PM
51 - saw it for the first time 3 months ago.

/finally understood all those fark memes
 
2012-10-17 08:49:35 PM
31 (not sure why we're all giving ages but hey why not), and I love this film. Saw it as a kid, didn't think anyone else knew about it until I discovered its cult following online.

Give me the gate key
What gate key?
Fezzik, rip his arms off
Oh you mean this gate key

/probably one of my favorite lines of all time
//makes me laugh every single time it comes to mind, seriously every single time
 
2012-10-17 08:50:17 PM
I'll do the author one better - I was born in '80 and have never seen The Goonies.

(The Princess Bride is indisputably a classic.)
 
2012-10-17 08:51:39 PM
55. Never seen it.

ET either.
 
2012-10-17 08:52:26 PM
55 and saw it for the first time last year.

/still have never seen ET
//don't plan on ever watching it
 
2012-10-17 08:52:27 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: I'll do the author one better - I was born in '80 and have never seen The Goonies.

(The Princess Bride is indisputably a classic.)


I was born in '85 and I don't give a flying fark about The Goonies. I'm not even certain I ever watched it.
 
2012-10-17 08:53:55 PM
Meh. It's not that great of a movie. Standard fairytale stuff. I don't know why people seem to like it that much.
 
2012-10-17 08:55:49 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: I'll do the author one better - I was born in '80 and have never seen The Goonies.

(The Princess Bride is indisputably a classic.)


Same here. Actually a friend and i started it once when we were kids, but got distracted and never went back. Only got like 15 mins in maybe? It didn't hold my interest.

Growing up, i got good at imitating "hey you guys" when people brought it up. Why? Cause it was easier to do the line and laugh along with everyone and then change the subject than it was to go through the laborious 65-minute "you've NEVER seen it?!" thrilling conversation.
 
2012-10-17 08:57:02 PM

albert71292: I'm 47 and have never seen it.


I'm 47, seen it, and didn't care for it. There were some funny parts but overall I thought it was just . . . dumb.

/And i usually like dumb movies
 
2012-10-17 09:00:03 PM
aidyreviews.net

A man watches "Princess Bride" for the first time.
 
2012-10-17 09:02:59 PM
I'm 40 and never seen it. Growing up, going to the movies was a once a year treat.

I've also never seen or read the books of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Twilight. I don't plan on it either.
 
2012-10-17 09:08:17 PM

Richard Saunders: 49 - and had never heard of it til a FARK thread a few months ago. Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.

Reckon now, at least, I'll have learned about that mandy patinkin picture. I reckon... 

/or not


Your granddaughter wouldn't get anything out of it at her age. Her parents, however, would probably enjoy it.
 
2012-10-17 09:14:32 PM

FirstNationalBastard: GAT_00: I made a former friend of mine watch it years ago, once I learned that she had never watched it. I think she told me she watched it 10 more times that week.

FirstNationalBastard: Some things have fans that keep people away from it. This movie is one of them.

I would mock you, but I refuse to watch Firefly because the fans piss me off, so I really can't say anything.



Yeah, I actually understand the reaction many people have to the new My Little Pony because of the Bronies, because the hardcore ones tend to go overboard.


See, I'm just amazed that you're into the whole Ponies thing, but you won't give The Princess Bride a chance. I've never seen any of the new My Little Pony show, but from what I understand from friends who watch the show, the humor matches well with the kind of humor in The Princess Bride.
 
2012-10-17 09:14:54 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: I'll do the author one better - I was born in '80 and have never seen The Goonies.


You didn't miss much. It was horrible. Hate the farking Goonies.
 
2012-10-17 09:15:40 PM
What is with that movie? I'm 45 and I've never seen it, and I never will. Never seen ET, either. Haaaaa!
 
2012-10-17 09:15:55 PM

Porous Horace: Meh. It's not that great of a movie. Standard fairytale stuff. I don't know why people seem to like it that much.


Bestest swordfight scene in any move, excepting the one in En Guarde.
/Nevers attack.
//Obscure?
///Nevers
 
2012-10-17 09:19:01 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: [aidyreviews.net image 590x303]

A man watches "Princess Bride" for the first time.


I loved that character. Too bad he's gone.
 
2012-10-17 09:19:27 PM

vudukungfu: Porous Horace: Meh. It's not that great of a movie. Standard fairytale stuff. I don't know why people seem to like it that much.

Bestest swordfight scene in any move...


Obviously you've never seen Men Alone II: The KY Connection
 
2012-10-17 09:20:27 PM
This 33 year old has never seen it, nor does he have the desire to. Same with Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Goonies, James Bond....just not the least bit interested.
 
2012-10-17 09:21:07 PM
It is probably a top 5 movie of the last 40 or so years.
 
2012-10-17 09:21:25 PM

fusillade762: GAT_00: Richard Saunders: Judging by its title, it sounded like something my three year granddaughter would watch some time between spilling Kool Aid on the carpet nap time.

Yeah, no. And you probably have heard of it, or at least references to it, and didn't know what people were talking about.

That's enough reason right there to watch it.

I can remember meeting a girl in a bar once who had never watched TV (as a child her parents didn't let her and she just kind of stuck with the policy). I realized quickly that 95% of my jokes and references would fly right past her. Sort of highlighted how much I unconsciously rely on that shared cultural conversational currency.


If her parents didn't let her watch tv, I'm guessing they were also the type that frowned on drinking in bars and talking to strangers. She might have been trying out everything that she heard was bad.
 
2012-10-17 09:23:14 PM
Sometimes when you hear all the hoopla for too long you have great expectations. Then the movie or book or album can't live up to all that farking hype. Take it all in in your own time.

-- so glad for the absence of jerkoffs in this thread of the sort that looks down on others for not experiencing what they've already experienced. that is top shelf doosh and it pisses me off.
 
2012-10-17 09:26:31 PM

sure haven't: 31 (not sure why we're all giving ages but hey why not), and I love this film. Saw it as a kid, didn't think anyone else knew about it until I discovered its cult following online.

Give me the gate key
What gate key?
Fezzik, rip his arms off
Oh you mean this gate key

/probably one of my favorite lines of all time
//makes me laugh every single time it comes to mind, seriously every single time


The movie is full of that kind of treasure from end to end.

/42
//dozens of times. Have introduced my kids to it.
 
2012-10-17 09:28:40 PM
It's a very charming film and I enjoyed it, but it does get bit over hyped at times.
 
2012-10-17 09:29:31 PM
Not a fanboy of it, read the book, then saw the movie.

It's okay, has it's funny parts, but the fanatics are annoying about it.

If you haven't seen it, I suggest watching it, but don't bring it up around the kool-aid drinkers, they'll bug the shiat out of you with quotes from parts that aren't even funny.
 
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