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Take Five! On a Remake of ‘The Princess Bride’

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Here at The Zebra Pit, we do our utmost to educate and commiserate on the topics of health and well being. However, we do realize that not everyone wants to spend 100% of their time focusing on one subject, not even us! In the interest of branching out and sending a little entertainment your way, we will be publishing a new column named ‘Take Five!’ and we’ll try to post them twice monthly.

We came up with Take Five because we want to offer our readers a quick mental break from the pain, symptoms and stress of chronic illness. We’ll choose a topic (suggestions are welcome) and share 5 quick and funny takes on it.

Without further adieu, we bring you the first Take Five!

What do we think about Sony Pictures idea to remake the classic cult film 'The Princess Bride'? Take a look at our five takes on the idea; a new series that provides a fun, brief distraction from all of life's woes!

In our inaugural edition, our first topic is going to be The Princess Bride, the classic Rob Reiner film from 1987. This movie is as close to perfection as one can get. It was a wonderfully funny and romantic story with an amazing cast. This movie is timeless. Furthermore, it may just be one of the most quoted movies of all time. Case in point:

Perfection, am I right? Well, one movie production company apparently doesn’t think so. Sony pictures let it be known recently that they are considering a Princess Bride remake.

Tweet courtesy of Variety

Take #1

Even though Sony later stated that no such plans are in the works, I still find the notion of a PB remake…

Here’s one of those quotes I was telling you about!

I get that people love to see their favorite stories retold with a different spin, and a different cast. Hell, we recently watched the newest version of A Star is Born, and it was amazing! This however is not a movie to be remade, which brings me to:

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Take #2

Nobody seems to want this! Most fans of the movie vehemently do not want a remake, and who can blame them? I don’t want one. Michelle doesn’t want one. Even Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t want to see it. (Oops sorry, no politics). I think the internet’s response was summarized exceptionally by this tweet:

If Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t want this, who does?

Take #3

Can we all just admit there are no more original ideas in the entertainment industry? Sure, there are original takes and concepts, but no more original ideas. They are gone, done, terminado. If you can conceive it, it’s probably already been told to death. Sure, some would argue against my opinion:

Sorry Miracle Max, originality in movies is dead-dead. Not even true love can save it!

Take #4

Seriously, if The Princess Bride gets a redo, I’m calling the Brute Squad!

R.I.P. Andre the Giant.

Last Take of the Day

One last message to Hollywood about their concept of “originality”.

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4 thoughts on “Take Five! On a Remake of ‘The Princess Bride’

  1. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies! I was devastated to hear they were thinking of a remake. Fortunately there seems to be enough outrage at the idea that I think (HOPE!!) it won’t happen.

    1. Hi Lindsey! The Princess Bride is one of my favorites as well. When I noticed that Sony was considering a reboot, I thought it would be the perfect topic for my first Take Five post. Like you, I sincerely hope that P.B. never gets remade. You simply can not improve upon perfection!

  2. Hahah this is brilliant! I love the ‘take 5’ idea and it’s a good break for the brain – laughing is good for the body & soul 😉I can’t say I’ve ever really ‘got’ the whole Princess Bride fandom. Sure it was okay, but it wasn’t one that I’d have in my top 20, or 50. I feel like I may be in the minority here! I do agree on remakes though, and I like that Tweet quote because that’s the way I see a lot of remakes of classics, as ‘damaging’ the original.
    Caz xx

    1. Not even in your top 50? Say it isn’t so! It’s such a sweet and funny movie that I can’t help but at least have it in my top 20. I’m happy that you like the concept. I really enjoy doing posts such as these. Humor and entertainment seem to be in my wheelhouse, lol.

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