Go See Stardust (the movie)

If you like fairytales and fantasy — the way they should be — go see Stardust. I went last night, and it was great. The movie is based on a novel by Neil Gaiman. I like Neil Gaiman. He's very, very clever. One of my favorite books is a slightly (okay, more than slightly) irreverent book called Good Omens, which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett (another terribly clever writer).

So I had to go see Stardust. And since Gaiman helped produce it, it was unlikely that Hollywood would screw it up beyond all recognition. The movie was clever, didn't take itself too seriously and was an all-around satisfying movie experience.

I don't buy movies often, but this will be one I buy.

Robert DeNiro as a cross dressing pirate captain? Classic.

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  1. Okay, so I found you when I was reading Karatemommy comments on vouchers…teehee.

    Jared made me read Good Omens when we were first married as both of the authors are his absolute favorites. Did you see the Neil Gaman movies by BBC? Jared reminds me that they were called “Neverwhere” it was just *too weird* for me. He’s also excited for Stardust, but I’m just too gun-shy at this point. Neil Gaman does not have thought processes like the mainstream. I guess I’ve just seen parts of the Sandman stories…enough to not want to read more.

    But Terry Pratchett is another story enirely. Loved Good Omens and several others. Maybe Stardust will be worth it. I haven’t heard any reviews from anybody who knows Neil Gaman and his body of work.

    So…based on your review, I will take Jared to see it. 🙂

  2. Oh, they mainstreamed it up a bit. So you’ll probably survive. They kept Gaiman’s cleverness and then packaged it for the masses.

    Go and enjoy!

  3. I’m so glad you wrote this! I was wondering if it was going to be any good. I don’t know anything about the authors that you’ve mentioned, but watching the previews, and knowing the genre, it got put on my “rental” list. Can’t wait to watch it!

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