Excerpt: The adaptation of comic books to movies has become so mainstream in Hollywood that sometimes it’s hard to tell what movie is a normal fantasy movie and what has roots in comic books. As it turns out “Stardust” is just the kind of movie that I’m referring to.
Summary: As far as I'm concerned, 'Stardust' is a new classic. Of course, I didn't feel this way initially (so if you don't feel the way, that's fine too). But repeated viewings have exposed 'Stardust' for what it is – a bold, ambitious, totally brilliant fantasy film that in many ways pushes the genre and...
Conclusion: Director Matthew Vaughn has described Stardust as " The Princess Bride meets Midnight Run ." I usually try to avoid those "X meets Y" summary descriptions of a film, but that one is remarkably apt.
Conclusion: Other than some pacing issues in the first hour, Stardust proves itself a success of storytelling even considering its recycled plot elements. The movie's flat-out fun; it's big, adventurous, and plays with a nice mixture of humor, heart, and heroics.
Excerpt: Despite the bevy of blockbuster films released this year, such as Transformers , Spider-Man 3 , and Live Free or Die Hard , the most fun I had in the theaters this summer was when I went to see Stardust .
Excerpt: In Stardust a young man named Tristran must save a woman who is actually a fallen star from an evil witch in a goat powered cart. Along the way he gets help from unicorns, gay pirates, and oh yeah he may just be a long lost prince. Even for a fantasy movie, Stardust is made of pretty silly stuff.
Excerpt: The big-screen film adaptation of Stardust , a graphic-novel-turned-full-length-novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess, seems to aspire to be this decade's The Princess Bride : a lively, jovial fantasy that's smart and slick enough to appeal even to people with a knee-jerk...
Summary: Everything but the enchanted kitchen sink shows up in the sprawling fairy tale "Stardust," including evil witches, airborne pirate ships, double-parked unicorns and Robert De Niro as a cross-dressing sea captain.