Paramount has begun to do test screenings for their upcoming not-so-fantasy-but-is-fantasy Stardust. Though producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura assumed the film would only strike at the core of few, all test screenings came off very positive.
Stardust (So Far) Positive
According to RT, Bonaventura was shocked to see that every demographic loved Stardust during recent test screenings.
"It's a weird thing to say," said Di Bonaventura. "I don't think everybody's going to love the movie because it's not a movie that's designed to be that. And yet, when we went and tested it, they really flipped for it. It just caught me off guard. It was a movie where I expected to have a larger portion of the audience sort of go, 'Well, that's sort of out there. Not sure it's for us.' And what happened was that we delivered I think a romance so spectacularly well, Matthew [Vaughn] did such a good job with it, that it caught a segment of the audience in that I wasn't expecting."
Gaiman's story of a boy venturing to take a star to impress the woman he loves, pursued by various characters along the way, has all sorts of magical fantasy elements. But the one thing all audiences agreed on was that it is not a fairy tale.
Not a fairy tale? That's like saying The Host is not a monster movie! What, it isn't just a monster movie? Then what the hell is it?!
Check out the entire report on Stardust over at RT.