10 August 2017; “Stardust” (2007) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

From Matthew Vaughn, the director of Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), and the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), comes this charming romantic fantasy adventure…

[first lines]
Narrator: “A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really… “Do the stars gaze back?” Now *that’s* a question.”

Stardust was released on this day August 10th 2007, making the film 10 years old as of today.

Based on Neil Gaiman’s 1999 novel of the same name, the film follows a young man named Tristan (played by Charlie Cox), who sets out to find a star for the object of his affections Victoria (played by Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller) and, to his shock, sees that the star is actually, a beautiful woman named Yvaine (played with fun by Golden Globe winner Claire Danes), who reluctantly goes along the trip and the two encounter youth-obsessed witches like Lamia (played by Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer) and tough pirates like Captain Shakespeare (played with charm by Oscar winner Robert De Niro).

Fun fact; talk about symbols, all princes in the film wear clothing with a pattern showing their number in Roman numerals such as Septimus (played by Mark Strong) wearing a vest with a number 7 on each button.

If you are in the mood for fantasy and looking for a fun adventure flick that features an A-list cast that also includes Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais, Oscar Honorary Award winning actor Peter O’ Toole, David Kelly (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ), Ben Barnes (who played Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) ), Henry Cavill (the new Superman starting from Man of Steel (2013) and continuing onto the DC Extended Universe), Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as the narrator (famously known as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings franchise) and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett (who you may know as the voice of Prince Charming in Shrek 2 (2004) and the Third (2007) ), then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design: BLT Communications, LLC.