DVD Review: Stardust

Escape into the enchanted world of chivalry and romance in Stardust, an epic tale starring Claire Danes with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. In hopes of wooing a beautiful girl (Sienna Miller), Tristan (Charlie Cox) promises to bring her a falling star. But he’s in for the adventure of his life when he discovers the star is actually a celestial beauty named Yvaine (Danes) When an old witch Lamia (Pfeiffer) attempts to steal Yvaine’s youth, Tristan must protect her at all costs, in this magical family adventure that will make you fall in love over and over again.

Stardust is one of my favorite films of 2007. It’s one of those movies that has it all… adventure, humor, mystery, and romance. Simply put, it is fantastic. The back of the DVD should tell you all you need to know. Any description that starts out by saying “Scheming princes, wicked witches, flying pirates, celestial love, and a pure-hearted hero” is clearly a must-see film.

Honestly, I was skeptical with this title. It did seem to have it all, which would either make it great or the complete opposite. I was more than pleasantly surprised by the film and found myself feeling truly attached to the characters. The ending was hysterical and just put a cherry on top of the whole viewing experience.

Director Matthew Vaughn bestowed the beautiful special effects on top of the writing that flowed perfectly. The outcome? An adorable comedic fantasy movie that is like nothing else this year. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a film that had it all, and this one did indeed have it all. While it’s not the best movie of the year, I can appreciate it for what it is, an entertaining movie that did not take itself too seriously.

The special features on this release were pretty entertaining as well. Though I was really hoping for some bloopers involving Robert De Niro. I just refuse to believe that he played the character of Captain Shakespeare without once cracking up!

Overall I have to say, this movie is splendid and I recommend it to anyone and everyone. Without a doubt, Stardust will be a fantasy classic and a great addition to anyone’s collection.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: A+
Official site: http://www.stardustmovie.com/
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