If there are three things I definitely need to do in August, they are: see Stardust, see Superbad, and go to my sister's birthday. Okay, okay, I can think of a ton more things I definitely need to do in August, but since I have broached the subject...
Stardust Screening Reports
Stardust continues to get extremely-positive screening reports and the latest batch to appear over at AICN are no different. Like some of the buzz we have come across before on the film, the latest reviews claim that Stardust could be a classic to the likes of Princess Bride.
On to the movie! The show started with no previews or announcements, the screen started right into the movie, there weren't even opening credits to what I remember. The screen starts and I was surprised to hear Ian McKellens voice heard narrating the film. From then on I was enthralled with this film, I though it was paced perfectly and is one of the closest adaptations of a book ive seen put to screen. Charlie Cox did a fantastic job of growing from the awkward boy who really doesn't quite belong where he is to the man he becomes in the land of Stormhold. Ive never been a huge fan of Claire Danes, and I didn't initially like her when I saw her onscreen as Yvaine, but her portrayal of the character grew on me as is intended with the pace of the film.
The performances are top-notch pretty much across the board. Charlie Cox as Tristan is good as a guy who starts out as a bit of a callow jerk but transforms into a noble hero.
Check out both screening reports for Stardust at AICN.