Stardust

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 128 Minutes

Year: 2007

Boobs: Zero

One Sentence:  Stars are really skinny.

Did you go to the movies this weekend?  Was it to see Stardust?  Why not?  You didn't know about it?  Well I guess no one else did either.  Placing 4th in the weekend box office below The Simpsons Movie, either people don't like Fantasy and that's why we don't get it, or no one heard about the 70 million dollar movie.  I think it has to be the latter, because it looked fun, and had a good cast.  How soon we turn our backs on fantasy if there is not a boy wizard leading the charge.

Stardust, as many have said before has a feel of something like The Princess Bride, a comic, romance, fantasy movie, with fun dialog, and a cute story that keeps you interested and laughing throughout the movie. I am not saying it is as good as The Princess Bride, not at all, I am just saying that many others have tried to compare and say it is similar, and I guess I could agree with that statement. 

The movie is paced very well, and has all the things that I think make a fun movie.  Action, humor, romance, magic, fantasy, and a unicorn.  We get all of that, along with Robert De Niro in a wonderful role as a lightning farmer.  While this movie is not going to win any awards, and seems to have some venom being spat at it, from The Princess Bride fanboys, who are crying foul for even the comparison, I think that overall most people will have a good time with this movie.  I think it is even appropriate for kids as young at 8 or even less even thought it's rated PG-13.  So rent it or take them all to the theater for this one, it's a good time for everyone.

4 Stars 


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