If you're a fan of The Princess Bride, as I am, or even if you've just watched it and paid attention, then something the grandfather says at the very end of the movie probably made you do a double-take and go, "Waiiiiiit a second..." And again, if you were like me, you shook your head and said, "Nah, that's too far-fetched."
You know what I'm talking about.
But fear not, for you are not alone in your theory! As it turns out, the little son of Larry Young (co-founder of the comic publisher Ait/Planet Lar) had the exact same thought that the rest of us have had about that scene and said so:
Now granted, he went one step further in theorizing the Dread Pirate Roberts mask would be handed down to the grandson, but how sweet is that? There's just something about that aforementioned twinkle in Peter Falk's eye as he delivers the line that makes you think he's letting you in on a little secret there.
Obviously, it just means the grandfather loves his grandson very much, and is expressing it in the way Westley did to his beloved, but it's a testament to the way The Princess Bride grabs something in your heart that one small line can have a double meaning to so many people, no matter their age or the year they watch it. There's a timelessness to the film that is solely lacking in movies today.
If Hollywood ever tries to remake it, I say we riot. Who's with me?
What classic movie do you hope is never remade? Let me hear it in the comments.