Stardust

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Great movie!!!"
4 stars"

Review by Renae on 18th November, 2010

This is a great movie. I think anyone who like fantasy and a bit of drama would really enjoy it. Its a bit predictable in parts but nowadays what movie isn't! Its lots of fun for the whole family!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Magic, romance and even pirates!"
4 stars"

Review by Carol on 4th October, 2011

Magic, romance and even pirates, this movie was an impulse buy for me and I was very pleasantly surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed Stardust, easy to watch, enough action to keep me interested and a good pace.Suitable for teens but the witches/crones might be a tad scary for under 10s.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Overall just awesome"
5 stars"

Review by Will on 11th July, 2011

Awesome cast, fresh story line and full of jokes :) Plus getting to see one of the toughest actors I know dance around in a dress really made my day :D 5/5!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Witches, fantasy, romance, what more could you ask for-"

Review by connie on 7th July, 2011

Michelle Pfeiffer is wonderful as one of the wicked witches wanting to steal the lifeforce of a fallen star. Special effects are excellent, imagination let loose.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"I really love this movie full of surprises and a fab cast!"
5 stars"

Review by Lucy on 2nd May, 2011

Great movie, awesome cast and script. I really love this movie… I've watched it far too often and still enjoy it every time.

"Awesome"
5 stars"

Review by Sonia on 3rd January, 2014

Great family movie

Description

Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess, Stardust takes audiences on an adventure that begins in a village in England and ends up in places that exist in an imaginary world. 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 promising to bring her a falling star. His journey takes him beyond the walls of his village to a mysterious and forbidden land. 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 dying king’s (Peter O’Toole) four 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.

Review

Stardust settles over the viewer like a twinkly cloak. The film, which captures the magic and vision of author Neil Gaiman's fantasy graphic fable, is a transportive journey into a world of true enchantment, which fans of the Harry Potter books will enjoy as well as will adults looking for the perfect date movie. The tale is a not-so-simple love story and adventure, set in 19th century England--and an alternate universe of witches, spells and stars that turn human--and hold the key to eternal life.

Young Tristan (played with wide-eyed vigor by Charlie Cox) vows to retrieve a fallen star for the most beautiful girl in the village, the shallow Victoria (Sienna Miller), and in his quest, finds his true love--in a true "meet-cute" moment (by Babylon-candle-speeding into the just-crashed human incarnation of the star, Claire Danes). Much of the film involves the duo's journey back home--though home for Tristan is his village, and home for the celestial Yvaine is, of course, in the heavens. There are villains, notably Michelle Pfeiffer as the vain witch who seeks the fountain of youth a fallen star can give, and the seven venal sons of the dying king of the mythical realm, backstabbing, grasping, and hilarious--even in death as a ghostly Greek chorus.

While the sparks of love between Tristan and Yvaine are resonant and touching, Stardust truly succeeds as a brilliant fantasy yarn--and as a comedy with more than its share of belly laughs. Much of the humor belongs to Robert De Niro, who plays a notoriously wicked air pirate, who is secretly a bit light in his swashbucklers. Ricky Gervais has a small but memorable role essentially channeling his character from Extras, including his catchphrase, "Are you having a laugh?!" The special effects are all that any fan of Gaiman would wish for. Catch a bit of Stardust and you'll feel enchanted for a good long while. --A.T. Hurley

 

Special Features:
  • Good Omens: The Making of Stardust
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer
Release date Australia
January 24th, 2008
DVD Region
Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Languages
English
Length (Minutes)
127
Genre
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x15
UPC
5050582752229
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1551775

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