Stardust

Stardust

DVD - 2007
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Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony Wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.

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missreadingrobyn
Jul 14, 2017

Stardust is one of those rare book-to-film adaptations that I think got it right, so right in fact that the comparison of which I enjoyed more is a toughie. The charm and romance of the story shines through in the script and the cast is wonderful. I think I've watched this one more times than I can count.

Library_Jill Jul 13, 2017

A charming and quirky fantasy adventure based on the original fairy tale by Neil Gaiman about a race to find and keep a fallen star. Fans of "The Princess Bride" may enjoy this story with its blend of fantasy, humor, and a light romance. Readers may enjoy the book better for its added context, but the movie stand sufficiently on its own for those unfamiliar with the story as well.

Contains some brief strong immoral content. It was very funny and very enjoyable too. Worth a watch.

I love the original book version because it's really fast-paced and addicting, and I got lost in time to the adventures and wonders of what the kingdom of Stromhold and the Wall villa in England was like. Such a true classic! Can't put it down... but what happened a few months later when I saw the movie?

The movie takes away some parts from the original and therefore made it look very boring most of the time. The timing is slow-paced like it could drag on for around a few minutes each, the acting was alright, the special effects were sometimes dated, yet I wonder if there's going to be a cartoon mini-series based more on the book in around one decade from now. I hope it will be successful.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the movie more than the book, but I probably did the other way around. The plot idea for the movie is just the same as the book, but the execution from book to movie... meh. If I watched it at age eleven for the first time, I would've found it more entertaining the same way as the Eragon film and Ella Enchanted. Let alone the means of fantasy...

If you read the Grimm and Andersen stories and other everything quality-fantasy-related like I did, you should read Stardust first before you see the movie. I highly recommend it for those of you who love fairy tales and fantasy.

daniellevk_0 Jan 29, 2017

This movie is very well done. The story line and plot have been beautifully thought out. The range of characters involved in the movie are, a star, kings, witches and a sky captain. The actors did a great job pretending to be the characters. One of my favorites!

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dylankemp
Jan 08, 2017

Neil Gaiman at his best. Lyrical and magical, Neil Gaiman really is a master. But in this rare case, the movie surpasses the book. The characters are widely varied and believable, the touches of romance are angled just right, Robert De Niro is a comedy highlight - and the plot is as compelling as it is complicated.
What will happen to the star?
Nail biting finish.

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saleng
Aug 12, 2016

just love this movie excellent
hope there's a sequel

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nsmels1
Jan 23, 2016

One of my personal favs; classic fairy tale, good & evil; I like the story, the characters, special effects, and De Niro's can-can scene is hysterical.

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creative_nature
Jan 19, 2016

This movie was beyond any I have ever seen! The acting was beautiful, the plot and story-line was just mind blowing, and overall rating is 5 stars!

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muunlight
Dec 26, 2015

This is phenomonal. Loved it with all of my heart. So excited to read the book!

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Lavenrith
Aug 05, 2016

I know a lot about love. I've seen it. I've seen centuries and centuries of it. And it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain and lies. Hate. Made me want to turn away and never look down again. But to see the way that mankind loves. I mean, you could search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. - Yvaine

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Monolith
Jun 13, 2013

(The pirates have just discovered Captain Shakespeare in drag) Skinny Pirate: "What's the problem?" Captain Shakespeare: "It's my reputation." Skinny Pirate: "No, no. Don't be silly. Nonsense." Old Pirate: "It's alright, Captain. We always knew you were a whoopsie."

aaa5756 May 01, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Tristan: Don't you ever sleep?
Yvaine: Not at night. May have escaped your notice, genius, but that's when the stars have rather better things to do. They're coming out, shining, that sort of thing.
Tristan: Yeah, well, it may have escaped yours, but you're not in the sky anymore. Coming out is off the agenda. Shining has been suspended until further notice. Oh, and sleeping during the day is O-U-T. Unless you have some magical ability to sleep while you're walking.
Yvaine: Have you not got it into your thick head yet? I'm not walking anywhere!

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Narrator: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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eeLmon
Mar 28, 2009

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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