Sunday, August 12, 2007
Stardust: Movie Review
I saw "Stardust" this weekend. All in all it was a delightful fairy-tale fantasy film. The characters, while at times dense, were fun and enjoyable all the same. Tristan, the hero, crosses a barrier and finds himself in another world. There he finds what a real falling star is, and the difference between conditional and unconditional love.
The heroes in the movie do not conquer by force of arms, per se (although there are some delightfully good swashbuckling scenes), but by....well, you will see.
A few caveats:
There is one implied scene of immorality, but you don't see anything. A guy meets a girl at a fair. The door closes. The next screen has a man handing him a baby. The next screen skips 18 years. So it sets up the story but doesn't sully the movie.
There is another scene that is open to interpretation as to what happened. I, personally, do not think anything happened, but I can't prove it either way.
On a good note, the cinematography was quite good. The final scene reached crescendo-like qualities. Caveats acknowledge, I recommend this movie.