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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Stardust


***** Stardust. Fantasy.
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro





We saw this at the Hercules with the boys.

It's the movie version of the book by Neil Gaiman, about a star that fell to earth (Claire Danes) and the young man (Charlie Cox) who sets out on a quest to find her.

It's seldom that I think a movie is better than the book it's based on, and that's not really the case here, either, but I did enjoy the movie slightly more. The book is a wonderful fairy tale, but the movie is a vivid rendition of it. It's how I pictured the book as I read it, only brighter, shinier, more alive.

I know I'm not making sense, but it's just a gorgeous fantasy movie, and one that's not dumbed down for the preschool set--you really don't see movies like this very often. I absolutely loved it, and we'll be getting the DVD when it comes out for Christmas.


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I can't wait to see this...somehow I missed it over the summer I was too busy...so as soon as I can get it to rent...sounds good! I love Neil Gaiman...and Clare Danes!
 
I hope you like it as much as I did. We always discuss movies on the way home, and with this one none of us could think of any complaints. That's very rare.
 
I totally agree.

You put it perfectly. "The book is a wonderful fairy tale, but the movie is a vivid rendition of it. It's how I pictured the book as I read it, only brighter, shinier, more alive."

Loved Charlie Cox, who had a wonderful presence, and gave a very versatile performance.
 
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