Stardust (2007)


Released:  Friday, August 10, 2007  
Length:  128 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rating: Stardust is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Stardust Synopsis

From the imaginations of best-selling author Neil Gaiman and director Matthew Vaughn comes "Stardust," the enchanting tale of a fallen star who crashes into a magical kingdom -- and turns out to be no ordinary meteorite at all, but a beautiful, imperiled woman chased after by an incredible array of seekers who want or need her secret powers. From wicked witches to power-mad princes, from flying pirates to dueling goblins, each person who encounters the star has his or her own agenda, but they all desire just one thing: her heart.

The result is a rip-roaring tale of true love and high adventure that mixes and matches all the grand themes and imagination-sparking elements that have ever caused anyone of
any age to fall in love with fairy tales.

"Stardust" begins in the sleepy English village of Wall, so named for the cobblestone wall that has, for eons, kept the villagers safely apart form the supernatural parallel universe that lies just on the other side. It is here that young Tristan Thorne (CHARLIE COX) makes a wild-eyed promise to the prettiest girl in the village (SIENNA MILLER), whose heart he hopes to win: that he will bring her back a fallen star. Now, in order to make good on his promise, Tristan will have to cross the forbidden wall, and enter a mysterious kingdom lit by unending magic and unfolding legends of which he will quickly become a part.

In this fantastical realm known as Stormhold, Tristan discovers that the fallen star is not at all what he expected but a spirited young woman (CLAIRE DANES) injured by her cosmic tumble. Now, she is in terrible danger - sought after by colossal powers including the King's (PETER O'TOOLE) scheming sons for whom only she can secure the throne; and a chillingly powerful witch (MICHELLE PFEIFFER) desperate to use the star to achieve eternal youth and beauty.

As Tristan sets out to protect the star and bring her back to his beloved on the other side of the wall, his journey will bring incredible encounters with a pirate captain (ROBERT DE NIRO) and a shady trader (RICKY GERVAIS), among other surprises. But if he can survive by his wits and
the strength of his newfound love, Tristan will also uncover the secret key to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.

In the magical land of Stormhold, just on the other side of the everyday Victorian village of Wall, a blazing star has fallen from the sky. This star is no ordinary meteorite but a beautiful young woman whose long tumble through the cosmos has instantly left her in peril -- her secret powers now chased after by an incredible array of seekers. From a love-struck young villager who needs the star to win his beloved; to a ferociously wicked witch determined to gain back her eternal youth; to a covetous prince who will stop at nothing to beat out the competition for his father's throne; to a supernatural series of spell-casters, goblins and even a flying pirate -- everyone the
star encounters has an agenda, some good, some evil, yet they all desire just one thing: her heart.

The result is "Stardust," a rip-roaring romantic adventure that mixes and matches all the grand themes and imagination sparking elements that have ever caused anyone of any age to
fall in love with fairy tales.

Unfolding on both sides of a parallel universe separated by only a thin barrier of stone, "Stardust" reveals just how amazingly close the familiar and the totally fantastic can be to one another. Starring an extraordinary cast of exciting newcomers, rising stars and Hollywood legends -- including Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jason Flemyng, Henry Cavill, Ian McKellan, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole, Ricky Gervais, Nathaniel Parker,Sarah Alexander, Kate Magowan, Melanie Hill and Joanna Scanlon -- "Stardust" is this summer's most original escape into enchantment.

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Movie / Film Review
Gaiman knows how to work a fantasy world with an internal logic and this carries through into the shorter, tighter movie script.
Full Review | Grade: B

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