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STARDUST MELODY, REDUX [Aug. 11th, 2007|11:59 am]
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All of you doubters out there: doubt no more.

The movie rocked. It was gorgeous, smart, very funny, and true to the spirit of the book, if not every particular. The comparison we heard most often was to The Princess Bride, which is fairly apt. Not so much when it comes to the meta-filmic camera winking, but definitely when it comes to the intelligent sort of fairy tale that delivers both innocence and fierceness.

Highly recommended.

[User Picture]From: syngen262
2007-08-11 06:34 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sandwichboy
2007-08-11 06:50 pm (UTC)
Eh, 'fraid I'll have to respectfully disagree. It was a rather entertaining fairy tale movie, and still one of the more original ones despite the cliches, but it wasn't Stardust. Stardust did not have a remarkably cheesy happily ever after, it had a beautiful, sweet and understated mostly-happy-but-kind-of-sad ending. They had me for the most part until the ending, but the absence of "Have been unavoidably detained by the world. Expect us when you see us" and the the big "D'awwwwwwwwwwwww" ending made me more than a little cross.

I'd only recommend it to those who have yet to read the book, and then only with the corollary that they must read it immediately after, and enjoy it that much more.
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[User Picture]From: sksperry
2007-08-12 12:17 am (UTC)
I can't wait to see it. (Well, actually, I can...but I don't want to!)
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[User Picture]From: twiegand
2007-08-12 12:19 am (UTC)
I have been asked to wait until Tuesday to see it. Jean is away for the weekend. Bother.
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From: starlady38
2007-08-12 04:20 am (UTC)
I agree. I don't know what film critics (as opposed to people who have read the book and wanted a literal adaptation) have been complaining about.
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