STARDUST (Theatrical Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Stardust—high potential—fails to deliver due to poor character development, lack of backstory, average acting, complicated storyline, and weak foundation. The movie begins with highly imaginative scenes that support themselves on high budget stage sets, but the excellent stage sets cannot establish the storyline and the meaning of each scene becomes quickly lost. The film deserves its 3.8 stars because of the highly imaginative scenes, but fails in its meaningful delivery.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Magical kingdoms, falling stars, kings, princes, witches, princesses, jewels, Babylon candles, and voodoo dolls work together to establish rightful rulers to thrones.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Matthew Vaughn for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Stephen Marks, Peter Morton, Kris Thykier, and David Womark for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Yvaine (Claire Danes), Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox), Lamia (Michelle Pfeiffer), Prince Septimus (Mark Strong), Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro), Prince Primus (Jason Flemyng), Princess Una/Slave Girl (Kate Magowan), Ditchwater Sal (Melanie Hill), and Narrator (voice of Ian McKellen).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film needs backstory to explain and fill in the gaps of its complicated story. Read a plotline before you go.

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