Stardust ★★★★

You can criticize this movie all you'd like, point out the occasionally sloppy editing, the cheesy one-liners, the fact that it could probably lose 10/15 minutes of its runtime, or some of the stranger artistic choices.

But I'm electing to ignore all of its flaws in favor of just how insanely fun Stardust is. It holds up extremely well and looks beautiful in terms of the effects and production design (as well as the incredible cast). I mean Robert De Niro plays a gay pirate for crying out loud!

It's fast-paced, effectively invites you into this magical world, and is honestly one of the better fantasy adaptations ever on screen. I miss just having a shit ton of magical fun while still getting a decent story and believable performance. Please make more movies like this!

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