With all the gory and depressing epics of late, Paramount figured they would change the tide by delivering a little-known jewel known as Stardust.
Stardust, based on the best-selling graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess, takes audiences on an adventure that begins in a village in England and ends up in places that exist in an imaginary world. A young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) tries to win the heart of Victoria (Sienna Miller), the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine (Claire Danes).
As it turns out, every other character in the film is also seeking this same star in a quest for the thrown.
Stardust is a different take on the usual fantastical epic by having a load of fun with the material at hand. Just by the trailer, it is hard to tell whether this film is supposed to be scary, intense or funny. No matter, it still looks like good times.
Let me also point out how relieved I am to see much-improved special effects; in the leaked trailer the CGI was incomplete.