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The Dark Crystal

21 Ratings: 3.9
The 1982 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

Jim Henson's fantasy epic The Dark Crystal doesn't take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but like Star Wars it takes the audience to a place that exists only in the imagination and, for an hour and a half, on the screen. Recalling … see full wiki

Director: Frank Oz, Jim Henson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: Dec. 1982
MPAA Rating: PG
4 reviews about The Dark Crystal
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I had mixed feelings about The Dark Crystal. The puppet animation holds up surprisingly well even in the age of digital animation. Some of the scenes are beautiful, such as the heroes rowing on the lake with papyrus. The movements are generally smooth and not jerky. It shows Jim Henson's genius with puppets. My problem with the movie is with the human side - the script and voice acting. Sometimes, it seems the scriptwriters got lazy and just copied scenes from Star Wars, including characters suspiciously …
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2009
One of the most spectacular fantasy films ever!!! This Jim Henson-directed film features all puppet characters & philosophical depth. =D
review by . January 16, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Beautiful from beginning to end.     Cons: Too often passed over!     The Bottom Line: A Henson masterpiece suitable for most ages from child to adult. Younger kids may find some characters or situations frightening.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I was raised on the innovative form of animation given to us by the marvelous Jim Henson. From Kermit the Frog to the goblins in the Labyrinth, …
review by . February 27, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Jim Henson was one of the greatest artists and filmmakers of the 20th century. It took awhile for his genius to be appreciated in the United States, but over a decade since his death people are finally beginning to recognize the mastery of his creative mind. For example, THE DARK CRYSTAL. The film had a fairly decent run when it was originally released in theatres in 1982. However, the film wasn't acknowledged or heralded for the creative and complex masterpiece that it is until recently.THE DARK …
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