Stardust (2007) Adventure and Romance is Just Over The Wall

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In a little town of Wall in England there is a wall with a crack in it. No one ever goes through it and it is guarded night and day so that no one can get through. No one really knows why that is, it has just been that way for years and years beyond the towns memory. One night a young man takes an adventure and slips past the guard (David Kelly) to see what might be there. On the other side were wonders to behold and a woman, Una (Kate Magowan) who is more beautiful then he ever imagined. That one nights tryst would change his life and the life of his family forever. The woman is very special, more special then he could ever imagine and she and him are destined to save a star and a kingdom with their love that night. This may be a fantasy film but it also a love story as well of 2 men and the women that they would spend the rest of their lives with.

I don’t know why this film did not get more press then it did, I guess the networks and the studios just didn’t see its worth or maybe it was just overshadowed by other film. What ever the case it really does shine like a jewel in the sky. It is full of warmth, intrigue and feeling that you just don’t see in films all that much. Imagine if you will that you find a whole new world, a universe right beside your own and the only thing that is between you and it is a wall. Who wouldn’t be tempted to see what was on the other side. As they say though, be careful what you might wish for because you just might get it and that is what young Dunstan Thorn (Ben Barnes) gets. He gets the night of his life and then nine months later a present delivered to his door, a young baby boy. It is the son he never knew existed and a product of his adventurous folly just months before. This one child is going to change the town and the other world beside our own forever.

As you can see this is not just a simple tale but one that needs and deserves to be telling and this review hopes that his humble representation of the film will get you to see it. Anyone that I have ever know who has seen it has instantly fell in love with it.

After the child grew up he decided that he was going to make a gal in town his own but he needed to prove her love to her. One night as he had a night time picnic with her they saw a star fall from the sky and land on the other side of the way. This was no ordinary star, it had in fact been knocked out of the sky by a pendent, a necklace that would be used to show who the next king of Stormhold would be since there were way too many heirs to the throne left. Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox) vows that he would go over the wall and retrieve what he thinks is a meteorite and give it to his sweet, at least he thinks sweet, Victoria (Sienna Miller). The reason he is doing this is because Victoria keeps going on and on about her Humphrey (Henry Cavill) going to Ipswich to fetch her a ring. Tristan knows he can win her hand and goes after the fallen star with a candle from his father (Nathaniel Parker).

It is when Tristan crosses the way that everything gets interesting. He starts out to win a spoiled girls heart and instead is launched into a quest to save a star made human named Yvaine (Claire Danes), rescue his mother Una that he never knew, defeat evil witches and save a kingdom he never knew. You have pirates, brigands, royal princes and magical creatures that are going to worm their way into your heart and show you just what true love can be like. Once you own this film or see it you are going to want to see it again and again for years to come. I wish that more films were made like this for it would make the world a much better place and show people that they truly can believe in love and the power it brings.

I give this film a Musing review of ★★★★★★