Stardust (2007)

This was my second time watching Stardust – the first being on the big screen when it first came out – and I must admit I enjoyed it a lot better the second time around. Maybe it’s because watching it on Netflix meant I could pause the show every time I needed to use the loo, thus avoiding that distractingly uncomfortable feeling of holding on to a full bladder for as long as possible. Or that you don’t notice any digital flaws on a smaller screen. Whatever the reason doesn’t really matter, as I thought it worth writing about despite this being a second viewing.

There was, however, something that kept gnawing at me while watching the movie – the character playing Tristan Thorn looks incredibly familiar. I’ve seen him act somewhere before but couldn’t put my finger on it… until I did a little IMDB-ing and realised exactly where I’d seen him – he’s freakin Daredevil! Needless to say that the boy has blossomed into a full grown man quite nicely.

But yeah, you all know I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman, and that in itself was excuse enough to watch this show again. There was lots I didn’t quite remember from the first time around, so it pretty much felt as if I was watching this for the first time, which is a good thing in itself as I got to enjoy the movie as is.

So if you like the odd fairy-esque tale (with no fairies involved, although there are some wicked witches), give it a watch. It’s fun, it’s light, plus, it’s on Netflix!

Also, did you know Henry Cavill was also in Stardust? I certainly didn’t. I’m glad to see he is wayyyy hotter now too, ha!

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