Film Review: Stardust

28 Oct

Plot: A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes). However, Tristan is not the only one seeking the star. Lord Stormhold’s (Peter O’Toole) three living sons not to mention the ghosts of their four dead brothers all need the star as they vie for the throne. Tristan must also overcome the evil witch, Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), who needs the star to make her young again. As Tristan battles to survive these threats, encountering a pirate named Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) and a shady trader named Ferdy the Fence (Ricky Gervais) along the way, his quest changes. He must now win the heart of the star for himself as he discovers the meaning of true love.

‘No star can shine with a broken heart’, (don’t talk to me about broken hearts!) cheesy alright but worked quite okay for me. I was swept away with the film’s visual effects and seeing the Isle of Skye again particularly the Quiraing brought back so many beautiful memories that I almost thought had long been forgotten.

Robert De Niro was a real hoot with his flawless performance of a crossdressing pirate and not to forget a wicked but still delicious Michelle Pfeiffer.

Stardust: 3/5

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