Stardust comes to DVD next Tuesday, December 18th, and it may very well be this decade’s Princess Bride. I know that’s a big statement, but Stardust is just an all around fun movie that never takes itself too seriously while still offering up some thoroughly enjoyable adventure and romance.
I didn’t know what to think when I saw the previews; it looked fun, the visuals looked so-so, the screenplay awkward. However, as it turns out, Stardust is just one of those movies that ends up being hard to market, even though it can appeal to anyone who has an imagination. Stardust is funny, exciting and… really, really funny (did I already say that).
And don’t mock Robert De Niro for taking a part in this movie! Not only is it his best career choice since Analyze This (yes, I know, that was a comedy), but how many chances to do you get to play a gay pirate who dresses up like a woman? Yes, you heard me right. The movie also offers up a good performance from Michelle Pfeiffer and a decent one by Claire Danes, among others.
You can read my full Stardust movie review here.