By Jen P
1.Charlie Cox is adorable as Tristan:
Look at that face! Don’t you want to eat him up?
2.The romance is beautiful:
I stole this quote from IMDB. It’s Yvaine confessing her love to Tristan when she doesn’t think he can understand her.
“You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… What I’m trying to say, Tristan is… I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I’d know it for myself. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it’s trying to escape because it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange – no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.”
It makes my heart melt.
The majority of the comedy is served by the seven brothers- each of them killed off by one of the others. It’s quite hilarious, and often ridiculous. Also, catch Ricky Gervais as a rude shopkeep towards the middle of the film.
Stardust is superbly cast with Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro. But we can’t forget moderate newcomer Charlie Cox, who is fantastically nerdy and hot at the same time as Tristan. Nor can we overlook the huge host of supporting actors- some of which are big names as well. I already mentioned Ricky Gervais, but the film also features other names you may know. Such as: Sienna Miller, Henry Cavill, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O’Toole, and Mark Strong. Also, David Kelly plays the gate guard to perfection.
The score for Stardust is absolutely epic. It’s written by Ilan Eshkeri, Conducted by Andy Brown, and performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra. Needless to say, it’s beautiful. What you won’t find on the soundtrack is the amazing theme song that plays during the credits.
Enjoy “Rule the World” by Take That!
6.It has a freakin’ unicorn
No spoilers, but there are plenty of characters who are more than you think they are in Stardust. Especially pertaining to the royal bloodline.
Damn, Michelle Pfeiffer. You make evil look hot as hell.
9.And a crossdressing pirate!
Seriously. Nothing I have to say could possibly add to this.
10.And finally, Neil Gaiman is a geek god
Stardust is based on a novel of the same name, written by this awesome guy. The man rocks! His other works include such bestsellers as American Gods, Coraline and Neverwhere. He’s also written many graphic novels, including The Sandman series of which his Lucifer character is getting his own TV show in 2016 on Fox. I’ll be tuning in, so follow Sister Geeks for updates.
What do you love about Stardust? Let us know in the comments!