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.

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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • 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!

  • 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.