Now, I don’t know about you people, but for me, Stardust was just supposed to be that movie that has Robert De Niro as a gay pirate. Yet, it got some pretty good reviews, so I was always a little intrigued with the film. This weekend Blockbuster had there “3 $15 DVDs for $20” sale and I took that opportunity to pick it up, along with 3:10 to Yuma and Eastern Promises. I’m glad I did. Stardust is the first film in a long time to really recapture the feel of the fantasy adventure films of the 1980s. Tristan Thorne is a young man living in the town of Wall, named for the large wall that the town lies adjacent to. In an attempt to win the heart of his beloved Victoria, Tristan sets out on a journey to retrieve a fallen star on the other side of the wall. What he doesn’t know is just how dangerous an undertaking that is. You see, the other side of the wall is a completely different world, and a wicked witch and several desperate princes are after that star. This story is from a book by Neil Gaiman that I don’t think any of us have read. People often compare Stardust to the classic The Princess Bride, and while it’s not quite that good, the comparison is acceptable. The story is fun and funny, the cast all clearly had a great time with their roles, it all just works really well. If you’re in the mood for a good time, you might want to give this film a chance.
I’ve just reread this and am aware that my writing here is pretty horrible. But you know what? I’m not gonna do this over. Suck on that, world!