Matthew Vaughn directs Claire Danes, Charlie Cox and Michelle Pfeiffer in this fantasy romance where, to prove his love, a young adventurer kidnaps a fallen star who has taken human form, only to discover far greater forces want her dead.
Midnight Run meets Terry Prachett. Or the closest anyone has ever got to making something as funny, romantic and wonderful as The Princess Bride. It is just a little too busy to get all the way up there, to that high standard. Awful CGI and some distasteful British comedy actors weaken the gumbo. Yet the central buddy movie turned romance arc and a pitch perfect Michelle Pfeiffer as an evil witch really keep the more random elements at bay. It is fun and lovely and I’d watch it again in a heartbeat. When Disney make live action remakes of their fairytales matching the entertainment value of this should be their benchmark.
Perfect Double Bill: The Princess Bride (1987)
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