The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal


Another world, another time... in the Age of Wonder.

From the Muppety mind of the great Jim Henson, a fantasy adventure utilising puppet and special effect wizardy (state of the art, for 1982). On a distant planet in the distant past, a Gelfling alien embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal in the hopes of restoring order to his world. This essential fantasy film is notable also for having no human characters.

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  • It's without charm as well as interest. Full Review

  • Besides being a dazzling technological and artistic achievement... presents a dark side of Muppet creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz that could teach a lesson in morality to youngsters at the same time it is entertaining their parents. Full Review

  • Desiccated, clawing villains feasting on rotting food in a castle as unprepossessing as the crashed spaceship in Alien have a splendour that is almost operatic. Full Review

  • Flawed-but-essential fantasy-adventure stands as Muppet master Jim Henson's finest cinematic achievement. Full Review

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