By: Revanche

Go forth, watch Stardust tomorrow

August 9, 2007

If you watch any movies on opening night this summer, make sure that Stardust is one of them.

It’s a perfectly amusing movie blessed with good writing and surprisingly heavy star talent that actually lends their weight to the rhythm of the movie rather than causing one end or the other to be lopsided. There are pirates, there are princes dead and alive, witches and fairy. There’ll be a young man, and young woman, and a few more where they came from, all trying to capture the same thing, if they only knew it.

It will be lovely. I assure you of this. It will be lovely, and encouraging more such well-written and creative work, if Stardust does well enough to prove to the Hollywoodian powers that be that good movies are a Good Thing. Or it won’t, but at least you’ll have had the satisfaction of a wonderful time.

3 Responses to “Go forth, watch Stardust tomorrow”

  1. I saw the trailer for this and was left with two impressions and a hope:

    1st Impression – Weird!
    2nd Impression – Refreshingly interesting and crazy!

    Hope – that it’s as good as something this refreshing and different could be!

    Apparently you thought it was, which is encouraging. I look forward to seeing it.

    Of course, it’ll be in the dollar theater when it comes out there. Can’t be paying Hollywood $17 a couple months before I could pay them $3 for the same thing . . .

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE modern fairytales. Like Big Fish (the movie), and Finding Neverland (also a movie)..

    I wasn’t a fan of Pan’s Labyrinth though.

    And like Bart, I’ll wait for it to come out in the cheapie theatre 🙂

  3. This is probably one of the only movies for which I’d be ok with paying for a nearly full price ticket for a couple reasons. It’s an odd genre, not any sort of blockbuster sure to make gobs of money and I’d like to support the writer of the source material, Neil Gaiman. I hope to see more of his work in the future as he envisions it, and not mangled as many other projects tend to become in the hands of Hollywood. I know there’s no way to really truly “support” them in the direct sense of the word, but if the movie that he produced and approved does well, it’s more likely that he’ll have more control and options in the future.

    Anyway, like I said, I never pay full price or just wait until the movie comes out, but for this movie I’ll make an exception.

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