Today we’re talking about the 2007 film Stardust.
This is a wonderful mish-mash of fairytale stories. I like the concept and the idea. The plot and adventure are great. The romance, however, is bland and uninteresting.
The supporting cast are facinating and all the actors are great. I find the character of Tristan goes from annoying to mildly likeable. Yvaine is basically the same, except that she doesn’t get much development. Again, the romance is the least interesting part.
Captain Shakespeare makes the movie though.
The dialogue is quick and quippy, but not particularly iconic.
Visuals and Music
The sets, fight scenes, special effects, and scenery are amazing. Combined with some clever cinematography, it makes the movie worth a watch.
The music is epic and genius. Each character got a theme that is both recognizable without pulling you out of the film.
This movie is fun. It has adventure, comedy, and action.
The kids were glued to it and the adults loved it.
A bland romance and mediocre main characters make what should be an epic fairytale adventure mostly forgetful. Thankfully, the cinematography, music, and secondary characters make the movie more memorable.
Final Score: 3.5 Stars out of 5