Excerpt: It is important, if one enjoys the art of film, to occasionally see an awful movie. This gives balance to your opinion, gives you an idea of what truly bad cinema looks like, and provides some wonderful unintentional laughs. I say this because it's one of the few good things about Stardust. It will give one a much better appreciation for better films, and even mediocre films. Stardust is about a shooting star that has landed on (presumably) earth.
Excerpt: Young Tristan (Charlie Cox) wants to impress the woman he loves, the beautiful Victoria (Sienna Miller). He promises to go and find her the falling star they have both seen and to bring it to her for her birthday and he has a week to do just that. Little does he know that the star is not a star at all, but a celestial beauty named Yvaine (Claire Danes) and that a greedy witch and the King's feuding sons are also after her with sinister intentions.
Summary: Matthew Vaughn is a talented director and he has a talented cast at his disposal in telling this entertaining adventure story. The film has a definite "Princess Bride" attitude to it - a mixture of visuals and action-adventure style fight scenes and sarcastic and witty humor. Robert De Niro is the scene-stealer for me, in a role that is reminiscent of the crazy character he played in Gilliam's Brazil - so far out of the Bobby De Niro box that it's a fun and fresh...
Slightly flawed but overall good PQ, great audio and excellent extras
30 June 2012
Excerpt: The image was very good, certainly nothing to complain about, but it did have a slight "digital noise" in a lot of scenes which detracted a little bit from my pleasure watching it. This was very noticeable at 100 inches but may not be so noticeable on a smaller screen. Audio was top notch and really enveloping.
Excerpt: Fantastically under-rated film. Even not being a big fan of the fantasy genre I cannot help but love this movie. Such an enchanting story. The best movie of its type since The Princess Bride, though quite different in character and not as quotable. PQ much improved over the DVD and the AQ is nearly perfect. Plenty of extras. Well worth the upgrade over the DVD if you have that, and if you don't have either then shame on you - go get this Bluray now. Fun for all ages.
Excerpt: Very good Adventure movie! maybe it is not something for adults, but the young at heart surely loves this film! i planned to watch this movie because of Matthew Vaughn after watching his Kick-ass, which i extremely liked! I must say that Vaughn did a good job and also his production team. i was confused in the story, not the flow but the impact of the story to me. I didn't know if i like it, i enjoy every part of it and at the same time saying "such a common adventure..
Excerpt: I so love this movie. This is what fantasy movies should be. You get sword fights, evil witches, pirates in a flying ship, prince's fighting each other for the throne, a freakin' unicorn, a fallen star who's actually a young woman, and then throw in a little romance and you get one of the finest fantasy films ever. It's wonderfully made by director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake), who has created a movie that is nothing short of magical.