The Internet Really Hates the Idea of a PRINCESS BRIDE Remake

There are good reasons to remake movies. Sure, many are shameless cash grabs, but sometimes a filmmaker has a unique spin offering new insights, or a story has something timely and meaningful to say about the modern world. There are also movies that are fun to see with different casts and modern technology. But some films are already perfect and timeless, and the thought of remaking them isn’t just weird, it’s downright infuriating. That list includes The Princess Bride, a beloved classic that only gets better with age. So when the possibility of a remake was floated this week, the internet responded with righteous (and for once correct) indignation, including from some people who have an even bigger connection to it than fans.

Variety‘s report that “very famous people” want to “redo” The Princess Bride went over about as well as killing Inigo Montaya’s father. People do NOT like the idea.

But it’s not just moviegoers who are aghast/ready to riot at a remake. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars want nothing to do with it either.

But the ultimate word on the matter came from Westley himself, Cary Elwes, whose reaction captured the feelings of so many.

A remake of The Princess Bride might not be inconceivable, but it should be.

Featured Image: 20th Century Fox

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