Review by Trent Russi
Stardust is a fairytale in a very classic sense of the word. But it pulls all the fun and adventure without any dragons, trolls, orcs, dwarves, of hobits. It does so with all human like characters: witches, pirates, lovers, and a goat-turned-man.
Every character is full of spiritThe characters in this film are endearing and fun. Charlie Cox plays classic innocent hero trying to win the heart of a young woman. Unfortunately for him, its the wrong woman. Robert DeNiro plays the hilarious Captain Shakespeare, a pirate with odd taste for life who is trying hard to keep up his bad-boy image. Michelle Pfeiffer plays a wonderfully evil witch who is vain, selfish, and comic in her own way. And of course, Claire Danes plays the damsel-in-distress. Or more specifically, star in distress.
The ensemble is rounded off perfectly with feuding princes, ghosts, and kung-fu flying ninety-something year old man. While the plot itself is somewhat predictable, the film is so incredibly great because of the characters.