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I was pleasantly surprised.  The reviews were all a bit down on the movie that was marketed as the next Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe or Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Adapted from a Neil Gaiman book (admittedly, I’ve attempted reading it several times, and never got past page 20), it was a jaunty romp through a fantastic realm of Crazy dying kings, scheming princes, tricky witches, and a boy whose destiny resides well beyond the shop he just got fired from.   Crazy all-star cast (which is probably why the movie got panned as much as it did); Michelle Pfeifer, Robert Deniro, Rupert Everett, Claire Daines, and a bunch of cameos throughout.