22 August 2008

Radar Blips - Stardust

The Year: 2007

The Players: Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Catwoman, Charlie Cox, and David Brent

The Take: $39 Million

Does Stardust make people fly or something?
There actually isn't too much "stardust" in the movie, and the dust there is doesn't do anything special. I guess its called Stardust because Claire Danes is a star that falls to the Earth in a magical realm and all sorts are after her for various and selfish reasons.

Why you should see it: I quite enjoyed the story structure with zany murdering princes vying for their throne, the aged witches seeking eternal life, and young Tristan who has vowed to bring the star to his unrequiting lover. The movie is a lot like a darker "Savage-free" Princess Bride. It has drama, romance, and comedy and it all fits together very organically. This film just won the Hugo award for 2007 beating out Harry Potter 5 and Heroes Season 1 and is going to be a cult classic in the years to come. Its great when they make one of those movies that "they just dont make anymore."

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