Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Stardust is one of those films that makes you wonder why there aren't more films like Stardust.

At the beginning of the film, we are introduced to Tristan (Charlie Cox) who lives in a small village called The Wall that borders a mystical and forbidden kingdom ruled by King Stormhold (Peter O'Toole). Tristan falls in love with the beautiful (but deeply superficial) Victoria (Sienna Miller) and promises to retrieve a falling star they've seen. Soon after this we are introduced to the lovely Yvaine (Claire Danes) who turns out to be the falling star.

And this is just the beginning of a sprawling, wonderful fairy tale that includes the deliciously evil witch Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer) and cross-dressing pirate, Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro).

If you have watched, and enjoyed, the Princess Bride, find the time to watch this. If you haven't watched the Princess Bride, why not? And if you have watched and didn't enjoy the Princess Bride, shame on you, I say, shame on you!


AaB said...

I too recently found time to watch Stardust. I sat down, popcorn in hand, expecting to watch a film that my wife (perhaps even my toddler daughter) would enjoy. Instead I found a film that took me on a fairy tale rollercoaster that tapped into the core of my childish and romantic imagination. A great story with great characters, perhaps only missing a Minotaur.
And I am told that the book is even better'er.

Shaun said...

It was almost as good as Enchanted. Enchanted made me laugh more
Enchanted wins!


brett jordan said...

I enjoyed Enchanted, but don't think it is in the same league as Stardust. I didn't have my 'laugh-o-meter' running for either of them, will have to dust it off before my next viewings :-)