Morehead on “Stardust”

I always look forward to Jason Morehead’s reviews. He writes when he’s passionate about something, and it makes a difference.

He’s passionate about Neil Gaiman’s novel Stardust, so I’ve been looking forward to his review of the film. It’s taken a while for him to see it and to compose his thoughts. But, as usual, it’s a passion-fueled review.For the record, my review ran at CTMovies when the film opened.

  • Facebook
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • http://murmur000.livejournal.com murmur000

    whoops, sorry. i just read your review and saw that you pretty much made all those observations already. but yeah, i kind of thought ricky gervais might have been the best part because he just got to do his ricky gervais thing, kind of like andre the giant in princess bride. also, who doesn’t love treacherous princes? comedy gold!

  • http://murmur000.livejournal.com murmur000

    i actually watched stardust last night and was kind of pleasantly surprised. once it abandoned its pretense that it’s a serious cosmic epic in any sense i thought it settled nicely into a poor man’s princess bride/into the woods sort of mold. i wish it would have fully committed to its true calling as a smart, meta-comedy but at least it didn’t settle for being another dull fantasy novel adaptation.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X