Last night, we wanted to see "Superbad," the raunchy comedy getting all the good buzz. But, all the convenient show times at the all convenient movie theaters were sold out.
So, we opted instead for "Stardust," the romance-adventure-fantasy flick starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes and Robert DeNiro. Check out the movie's wikipedia site for a plot synopsis that's too complicated to go into here.
I found "Stardust" enjoyable to watch -- it was worth the $11. I was genuinely rooting for the main characters.
But, it was lacking in the texture and nuance of "The Lord of the Rings" movies and others of the genre. It just seemed too "Hollywood." In fact, I wonder if it wouldn't have been a better movie without all of the big name faces distracting from the story.
The movie was based on the novella of the same name. But, I can't help think that both would have been better titled "The Wall."