Maybe it's just my inner rabid fantasy fan and Neil Gaiman acolyte, but, even though the critics had prepared me to dismiss Stardust as a less-than-worthwhile film, I really liked it. I didn't expect to. I expected to like it in spite of itself, but feel a bit ashamed about it. Not so. I think it was a perfectly respectable fantasy film, a decent interpretation of the novel, and a lot of fun. I even liked Claire Danes! A lot! And deNiro's foppery (I don't think I'll ever get another occasion to use that word in the blog, so I'm going for it now) didn't annoy me as much I was told it would.
I'm honestly perplexed that this wasn't more popular. Is it just my personal inclinations showing, or did anyone else really like this?