A funny thing happened to me since my last blog post… I became engaged!!!!
So fellow nerdalicious folks, I am in love with love, gazing over wedding dresses that remind me of princesses and wondering if it would be too much to exit on a white horse…(that wouldn’t be over the top right?) I decided I would dedicate some blog entries to my favorite couples within the worlds of sci fi/ fantasy.
This brings me to one of the most romantic films of all time… The Princess Bride.
I will be bold enough to say, that no leading man within this genre has ever topped Cary Elwes as the ever faithful Westley when it comes to the romance department.
Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love – you think this happens every day?
As a story, The Princess Bride has everything! “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” Westley was just a farmboy, who survived being murdered by pirates to get back to his lady love. When he returns to find her about to marry the evil Prince Humperdink he not only wins back her love, but rescues her despite torture, R.O.U.S’s, the fire swamp, and even death to ride off into the sunset upon a white horse, leaving us to sigh and dream of a boy who will one day utter those magical words to us… “as you wish”…
His devotion to her is unquestioning. In a world where we feel honored if a man calls us rather than sends a text message, some modern ladies find it unfathomable for a man to treat her with such respect and devotion. Westley’s love was unwavering. Even when he was presumed dead, he believed she would wait for him.
Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn’t you wait for me?
Buttercup: Well… you were dead.
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
Buttercup: I will never doubt again.
Westley: There will never be a need.
I mean really? Dreamy for sure… the eyes, the lips, the words he says? He fights giants and swordsmen, he climbs the Cliffs of Insanity to find her and reclaim their love. Because nothing is more honorable than True Love.
Sort of makes you think it could really happen right?
Buttercup: You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.
Well as I stood on top of a mountain, and my guy looked at me and asked me to spend my life with him, I realized…. sometimes true love does win out.