Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Dark Crystal (1982)

Somewhere, in a world beyond imagination, a young Gelfling sets off on a perilous quest to save his dying planet by returning a missing shard to the planet's power source: The Dark Crystal. An evil race of bird-like creatures known as the Skekses look to stop Jen, but with the help of his newfound friends, he will gather the strength and courage needed to overcome all obstacles and free the world from their tyranny! THE DARK CRYSTAL is one of the greatest cinematic accomplishments achieved through the combined talents of Jim Henson and Frank Oz. It is the first feature film to be constructed out of an entirely inhuman cast, using the advanced methods of animatronics and puppetry that the directors helped to conceive throughout the late 70's. With the help of artist Brian Froud, this creative team has developed a fantasy world unlike any other, complete with its own unique creatures and wondrous landscapes. It is, however, a dark and terrifying film as well, much unlike the cheerful children's programs for which the directors had previously been known. Along with LABYRINTH and THE NEVERENDING STORY, THE DARK CRYSTAL is a cult classic when it comes to dark Children's Fantasy and Horror.

Rating: 9/10.

Movies like THE DARK CRYSTAL:
LABYRINTH, LEGEND, THE NEVERENDING STORY, WILLOW, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.

3 comments:

  1. for it's time and the mystical joy it brings... it is one of my favorites. one of my favorite scores as well.

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  2. I grew up with Labyrinth, so it holds a closer place in my heart, but I am raising our kids on both, as well as The Neverending Story, of course!

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  3. jervaise brooke hamsterJuly 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I want to bugger Kira (Jens bird), what a gorgeous Gelfling that bird was.

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