Monday, November 19, 2012

Movie Monday: Stardust

You guys, I just finished the first day of my internship/work placements/thing, so I'm a little braindead. Apologies if this entire post ends up making no sense...

Today's installment is brilliant. Yes, it differs dramatically from the book (probably for the sake of the rating), but it's still completely fantastic.

Reasons why Stardust is awesome:
1. It's Neil Gaiman. He's a genius.
2. Wheeeeeeeeee, secret worlds!!!
3. Claire Danes. She's fantastic.
4. A cart pulled by goats!
5. Michelle Pfeiffer. There are no words for how brilliant she is in this.
6. A flying pirate ship.
7. Tristan flying across the room on a chandelier cord.
8. The old man beating Tristan up when he tries to cross the wall.
9. Mark Strong.
10. Robert de Niro. Holy hell, he is my favourite thing about this movie. HANDS DOWN.
11. It's written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, who also wrote and directed X-Men First Class.
12. Ricky Gervais. Apparently he ad libbed half his lines.
13. The ghost princes. They're brilliant.
14. Ian McKellen is the narrator.
15. The voodoo doll of Septimus.
16. Charlie Cox.
17. Yvaine bearing her soul to Mouse Tristan.
18. The coronation ceremony.
19. The witches' palace/house/thing.
20. The ghosts giving a round of applause when the witch is defeated.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "Nothing says romance like the gift of an injured, kidnapped woman!"
- "You'd better be telling the truth, you two faced dog." "I can get you one of them, actually. Very good guard dogs. They can watch the back and the front door at the same time."
- "We're in the crater, this must be where it fell." "Yeah, this is where it fell. It is, or if you want to be really specific, up there is where this weird bloody necklace came out of nowhere and knocked it out of the heavens where it was minding its own business!"
- "I'd go to Africa and bring up back a diamond as big as your fist."
- "Murdered by pirates. Heart torn out and eaten. Meet Victoria. I can't decide which sounds more fun."
- "Yvaine, I have some lovely dresses, take your pick." "I'm fine." "Honey. You're wearing a bathrobe."
- "What do stars do? They shine."
- "A philosopher once asked 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we're human?'. Pointless, really. 'Do they gaze back?' Now THAT'S a question."

Have you seen it? Do you love it? If not, why not?

K xx


  1. This is actually one of my avorite movies of all time, reconfirming my belief that you and I have the best taste in movies. Also I'm adding the book version to my to-read list right now.

    1. Confession: I haven't *properly* read the book. I think I flipped through it at the library once, and rejected it because it seemed really violent. You'll have to let me know if it's good!

  2. Love love love love love love love love love LOVE this movie!!!

    Okay, now I have to re-watch it.

    1. Isn't it fantastic?! And it's always worth a rewatch :)

  3. Such a great movie. I haven't seen it in forever though. And, of course, Netflix doesn't have it on Watch Instantly. Ugh.

    I have not read the book though, so perhaps I shall have to add it to my list.

    1. Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude... (Netflix, I mean. Not you and the book!!)

  4. I was blown away by this movie. Didn't expect it to be so good when a friend dragged me along to go see it. I definitely have to watch it again *g*

  5. I really like the film, and I love the book! I now want to re-watch and re-read again, right now! But I have to go to work... So, maybe later :D

    1. Definitely! I really will have to track down the book at some point given that assessment :)


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