Right, well as far as I can recall I collected the original comic book mini-series that this film is based on, back in 1998 (I think?!), and I loved it then, I also have the Graphic Novel, so you already know I absoluletly LOVE this story.
The film was not disappointing either, although I thought in certain parts it wasn't as good as it could be...like the part played by Ricky Gervais, which ISN'T in the original story, and to be honest, makes the film drag a bit. I like Ricky Gervais - sort of...he is funny, sometimes.
It's a good film though, the main character, Tristan Thorne (Charlie Cox) sets off one day in search of a Fallen Star, which he finds, and it turns out to be a girl. A remarkably beautiful girl (Clare Danes[Romeo & Juliet]) which he decides to take back to the Village of Wall, to claim another girl as his bride. Anyway, Tristan and the Star eventually fall in love, but on the way, a wicked witch called Lamia (Michelle Pfeifer), who is part of a coven of evil witches, tries to capture the star, so she can harness the star's strength and power. It's nice seeing Pfeifer play a witch again, remember 'The Witches of Eastwick'?
Anyway, the graphic novel is amazing, and a story that all children should hear at some point, because it's fun, and amazing, and there is truth in it too, so why not?
Robert De Niro plays the part of a cross-dressing, can-can dancing, sky pirate ship's captain. And it's well played.
Go on, treat yourself, it's only a fiver!
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