Friday, August 24, 2007
It is a story about a young man who traverses the other side of the wall of London to capture the star for the girl he loves.
Stardust is a classic made by a modern day novelist Neil Gaiman. Simulating C. S. Lewis' "Narnia" and Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" makes this movie admirable. It transcends fantasy that appeals to children to the world of spiritual symbols for the adults to ponder deeply. The screenplay then becomes seamless and believable; its effects stunning. Much more, the characters make this film human and entertaining.
Stardust speaks of a spiritual truth of "Someone out there looking down on us like the stars in the sky." How true it is when we question who's looking at whom, us looking at the stars or vice versa? When we look at things from the point of view of stars we begin the understand the greater picture of what life means and what love is all about. Even the stars become lonely when they see wars and conflicts envelop the earth. The star points to God and our desire to reach Him.
Rating: 5 / 5