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.
Excerpt: A philosopher once asked, are we human because we gaze at the stars? Or do we gaze at them because we are human? Pointless really. Do the stars gaze back? Now that's a question... The Film Before delving into " Stardust the Film," let us first consider " Stardust the Book.
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...