Summary: 'Stardust' is a light and fluffy fantasy along the lines of a 'Princess Bride' type. The plot is pleasantly simple and straight-forward. A bevy of varied characters show up in rapid succession. All of them revel in, while simultaneously subverting, their fairy tale archetypes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This movie is a unique fairy tale that is fun for the whole family. All of the acting is good and I think they cast the movie well. I compare the movie to the types of fairy tale movies that there were a lot of in the 80s, but have been replaced with the likes of Hugo and Nanny McPhee.