Stardust is a movie based on the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess, it’s in the vein of The Princess Bride, The Witches, and Willow.
At its heart, Stardust is a cute movie with a good heart, and sometimes that’s all you can ask for in a film.
The tale of a young man who crosses a forbidden wall and finds himself in a land of adventure where he meets a fallen star, recognizes true love, has daring battles, and becomes a better person because of it.
It’s not exactly kid’s stuff, there’s a lot of violence in the flick, and it’s pretty intense, but no more so I’d say than The Princess Bride.
The HD DVD transfer is beautiful, and you can really see the sharpness that makes high definition discs such an attraction.
The best part about this movie is that I picked it up from Blockbuster on their HD-DVD movie sale as part of the 3 for $24.00 promotion (along with Transformers and Beowulf…reviews coming soon).