Stardust: Romance in a Fantasy World

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If you like fantasy, Stardust has a little bit of everything. There are witches, princes, pirates, ghosts, unicorns, and stars that take human form. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.

So what is Stardust about?

There are two universes with all that separates the two is a simple stone wall–England and a fantasy realm. In the wall, there’s a gap with a guardian who keeps guard at all times. In the middle of the night, a young man bypasses the guardian, jumps over the gap in the wall, and enters the new realm. He finds a girl– a lost princess enslaved under a witch. They run a glass flower stand and–for the price of a kiss–she gives him a snowdrop. Nine months later, baby Tristan is delivered to the wall.

Next thing you know and Tristan is a young man trying to win the heart of beautiful, young Victoria. In order to win her hand in marriage, he must retrieve the fallen star that they saw one evening they spent together. It fell on–you guessed it–the fantasy side of the wall. Tristan is plunged into the realm armed with a Babylon Candle, a magical chain, and a glass snowdrop said to offer protection. Instead of finding a hunk of rock, he finds a beautiful, injured lady. Everyone in the realm is after her because her heart if consumed, can offer immortality. That, and she carries the gem that is the key to becoming the successor of the throne.

Does Stardust sound intriguing yet?

I don’t want to spoil any more of it but this movie is so wholesome. It contains one of my newfound favorite quotes on love (in the quote block). It’s rated PG-13 so you could probably watch with kids. There’s implied death, one scene with a prince taking a bath making a d^^k joke, the ghost bros all imply how they died, and one bath scene (you see nothing) so…

You know when I said I knew little about love? Well that wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen centuries and centuries of it. And it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain and lies. Hate. Made me want to turn away and never look down again. But to see the way that mankind loves. I mean, you can search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So, yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can also be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and, well, strangely easy to mistaken for loathing. And, what I’m trying to say, Tristan, is I think I love you! My heart, it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’s wish for nothing in exchange. No gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing that you love me, too. Just your heart in exchange for mine.


Things I liked:

  • character development. Tristan’s progression, in particular, was awesome in different ways.
  • The captain of the pirate ship in general
  • the captain getting accepted by his crew
  • there’s one scene that has really cool special effects with glass flying everywhere that looks absolutely stunning
  • ghost bros had me cackling while they were judging the action with their boos and cheers.
  • ghost bros have a lot of different deaths represented which I think it’s cool that no particular death was repeated.
  • it’s based on a book (that I now want to read)
  • the ending song
  • how the witch goes from trying to trick Yvain to saying screw it and trying to straight-up kill her
  • some romance cliches were implemented but I didn’t hate them

Things I disliked:

  • Was there some kind of beacon telling Tristan and the prince where the witches’ castle was?

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I give this one a 10/10. Thank you for reading my take on “Stardust”, I appreciate it. Comment below your favorite fantasy movie. If you like my content, consider subscribing to my mailing list and if you want a review on something similar, click here

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