Stardust (2007)

Review: Stardust (2007)

27 Dec 07

Pure Stardust

I went along to Stardust not having read the book ( I have now read) and having seen the trailer once so did not really have much in the way of expectations. I had read another Neil Gaiman book, Anansi Boys, and have seen Mirrormask (also penned by Gaiman) and thoroughly enjoyed both so was looking forward to another Gaiman experience. I was not disappointed. Having now read the book I can say that there is (as always) some variation from the original text but not in a bad way I thought. perhaps those who had read the book before seeing the movie might be disappointed but in my humble opinion I believe the two can stand solidly on their own as being excellent in their own right. Visually the movie, I thought, was perfect. Painting a picture of both England and Faerie that in my books was spot on, Stardust really does take you through a gap in your minds wall to another land. Solid performances all round by the cast (a special mention has to go to De Niro) complete the picture. I will be adding this one to the personal collection.