Monday, December 3, 2007

Stardust (2007)

Do you see what I see?

You all know the Christmas carol, so maybe you'd like to sing along with me as you read this review about a remarkable fantasy film that should be on everybody's Santa list this year.

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb
Do you see what I see?

A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Once upon a time, and a long time ago, there lived a king who had seven sons. Apparently not very imaginative in the naming department, he named them Primus, Secundus, Tertius and so on until he got to Septimus. As per family tradition, the last brother left standing would inherit the kingdom, and pretty soon it came down to the final four. The king changed a ruby into a diamond and cast it out into the heavens, decreeing that the brother who found it and changed it back into a ruby would rule them all. Of course, there can be only one, and soon it's every prince for himself.

The story revolves around a star that tumbles to earth as a result of the aforementioned family feud, assuming human form in the likeness of Claire Danes, who certainly does have the right sort of luminosity to pull off the role. Soon it's open season on Yvaine, for that is the name of the star, with Tristan (Charlie Cox) seeking a gift for the girl he loves, Lamia the witch (Michelle Pfeiffer) out to gather some heart of star beauty treatments, and the last (but not least) prince seeking his kingdom.

Packed with excitement, magic, comedy and romance, as well as morbid humor, lots of murder (without blood or gore) and Robert DeNiro as you've never seen him before, you won't even notice that you've been glued to your seat for over two hours.

It may not be suitable for younger kids as there's a fair amount of violence and some really ugly witches (though none uglier than Angelica in The Witches), but fantasy lovers (people who love fantasy - not the famous personality you've been dreaming about) will find this movie absolutely amazing and enthralling. I certainly did. ~ By Amanda Richards ~

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