Sprinkled with tongue-in-cheek humor, fairly adult jokes and some well-known
faces acting very silly, this adventure story should have particular appeal to
fans of "The Princess Bride," but in any event will never be mistaken for a
It's also another lovely review for Michelle Pfeiffer...
The best thing in the film, Pfeiffer shows great comedic timing, and her metamorphoses -- as Lamia careens from flourishing beauty to horrible crone -- show considerable courage, as the actress manages to be funny regardless of what state of decrepitude she's in. It's not a very admirable character, after all: Lamia turns people into goats and goats into people, and she and her sisters foretell the future by hacking up animals and reading their entrails. They're not the most in-demand dinner guests.
There's a little footage from the Premiere at http://www.film.com/tv/mediaplayback/thelapremiereofstardust/15725204
As far as I know, that was the last big premiere until the UK premiere on the 3rd of October.