Monday, November 12, 2007

Sprinkling Stardust

A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really...”Do the stars gaze back?" Now that's a question.

I took my seven year old and a school friend along to the Odeon to see Stardust yesterday. I think in so far as I have been paying attention that it has been lukewarmly reviewed. We went based on a word of mouth recommendation from my brother and I for one thought it was great.

"A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won." Hooray, and good for him, especially when there are witches, sky-pirates, spells, sword fights, princes, and a star fallen to earth in the form of a damsel in distress along the way while all is set to soaring, shimmering strings.

For myself I could have done with a monster guarding summat as well, but I supppose you can't have everything: Beowulf will have to take the strain.

Give yourself a treat and catch it on the big screen.

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