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Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller), Claire Danes, Peter O'Toole, Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ricky Gervais
Review by Popcorn Reviewers
A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes). However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. A king's (Peter O'Toole) four living sons - not to mention the ghosts of their three dead brothers - all need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), who needs the star to make her young again. As Tristan battles to survive these threats, encountering a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais) along the way, his quest changes. He must now win the heart of the star for himself as he discovers the meaning of true love.
"Stardust" is a fanciful journey into a magical world with a brilliant cast and a fantastic and creative story that really hits all the right notes. Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro were a charm to watch (especially De Niro, his performance was incredibly fun to watch). The plot leaves you wanting more (in a good way), only touching on some magical and mystical things briefly, but setting up the wonderment of this fantasy world. The pacing of this movie was par excellent – never lagged or faltered and always kept the excitement and mystery moving forward at a steady pace. Overall, I was highly impressed by "Stardust" and would happily go see it again in theaters. It will put a smile on your face, stars in your eyes and it'll tickle your imagination.
All in all, I'd give this movie 4.5 Falling Stars (out of 5). Re-watch value: HIGH
Not knowing much about this movie, I was pleasantly surprised with it. It was a fairly descent love story, fantasy adventure type of movie, with some great stars and good acting. However, from what I understand it doesn't follow the book very well (what do I know, I haven't even read the book). While the story flows and even comes to a good conclusion, the special effects are kind of cool, the plot fun and the cinematography excellent. I really enjoyed watching this movie and I thought it was a lot of fun. The biggest surprise for me was watching Robert De Niro play a quasi gay pirate captain… he had me rolling. Overall "Stardust" is a good movie with lots of action and fantasy.
Overall Rating: 3 Falling Stars (Out of 5). Re-Watch Value: Moderate (Yes another DVD purchase for me).
Trivia: (1) Sarah Michelle Gellar turned down the lead role to spend more time with her husband. (2) Layke Anderson and Alex Pettyfer