ABC Film Challenge – 2000s Movies – Y – Stardust. Under Y because of the character Yvaine.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn (Screenplay) Neil Gaiman (Novel)
Cast: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Robert De Niro, Henry Cavill, Michelle Pfeiffer
Plot: 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.
Runtime: 2 Hours 7 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Stardust starts when young man Tristan (Cox) desires leaving the small town known as Wall. Wanting to win the heart of his love Victoria (Miller). He looks to follow in his footsteps on his father, entering the magical land.
When the king (O’Toole) dies, he leaves his children to search for a fallen star. The one that would take his place on the throne. This draws out witches lead by Lamia (Pfeiffer) who wants the stardust for herself and sisters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a daring adventure, where he finds Yvaine (Danes). The vessel the star created, as he learns who he really is.
Thoughts on Stardust
Stardust is a fantasy adventure movie taking us across a new version of the world. The story brings us plenty of fantasy elements, mixed with the chase for destiny. We see the sides come together for a showdown, bringing the characters from different world together.
It is a world that feels massive, one we could easily have spent more time within. The unique creations behind the abilities and deaths created are going to be remembered. This comes off like one of the more interesting, brave and unique fantasy movies.
Having an all-star cast helps make the movie stand out. Michelle Pfeiffer as the evil which like figure, uses her beauty to make her become a real threat in the movie. Robet De Niro in the supporting role that goes against everything we know from him works well for a few laughs along the way. Even the early role from Charlie Cox shows him to be the rising star.
Overall, this is a wonderfully fun adventure fantasy movie. One that can be put upon the best of all time.
Final Thoughts – Stardust is wonderfully entertaining movie.