I went to see Stardust yesterday afternoon. Now, I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, so I’d already read and enjoyed the book and was a bit worried about whether the film would be able to live up to it. I needn’t have been concerned – it’s an absolute joy. It contains nothing deep, it’s not going to change your life or anything, but it will entertain and amuse you, and that’s just fine. The casting is excellent, the special effects everything you would expect from a modern work, and the film maintains a wonderful sense of magic, of detachment from reality. I’m not going to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it, so I won’t say much more except that I heartily recommend it and I’ll be buying the DVD when it’s available.

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  1. I saw the movie – and thought – errr – I’ve read this somewhere – I thought this sounds remarkabley like Neil Gaimans work – F*CK! – still have Nicks book!. Oh Well theres an excuse to come out and see the Folk Festival at Kumeu next summer (January) – My dear lady is now in the local Morris too.

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