The Dark Crystal (1982)
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Jim Henson ventures into Tolkien territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to "heal" the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to
Dec 17, 1982 Wide
Oct 5, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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A wonderfully invented world full of characters that transcend their puppet limitations thanks to the energy and creativity of the Jim Hansen and Frank Oz team of puppeteers and voice actors
An extraordinary, often mesmerizing achievement of design and performance that's held back by an underdeveloped script and a milquetoast leading character.
Crystal is a miraculous rush of innovation and storytelling patience, and, in the last 25 years, the film has grown from a 1982 misfire, to a cult wonder, to a bona-fide classic that's timeless in stature and masterful in execution.
Points to the Henson team for trying to broaden the scope of their creatures -- and there's little denying that this particular flick still seems to hold up pretty darn well.
Os personagens são bem realizados e animados, mas o roteiro, além de plagiar O Senhor dos Anéis, é burocrático e pouco envolvente.
Ponderous, yet unique and strangely charming.
A leap into the darker side of Jim Henson's imagination, a wonderful movie.
One of the most imaginative films I've ever seen, a fitting tribute to the brilliant career of the late master puppeteer, Jim Henson.
Yeah, the puppets look neat; too bad the story's stupid and the voice-acting sucks.
One of Henson's shining moments in modern-day cinema
It's a story as old as time redone in books and films over and over again. But this one's got the one-of-a-kind Henson vision and style.
Immerses us in a familiar yet utterly unique world that's deeper, wider and more vibrantly alive than any mere puppetry.
A bittersweet spectacle.
- General: GARTHIM! ATTACK!
- Chamberlain: Trial by stone.
- General: TRIAL BY STONE!
- Historian: Hold her to you, for she is part of you, as we all are part of each other.
- Jen: Oh, no. Right in the mud.
- Aughra: The angle of eternity.
- Jen: Wings! I don't have wings.
- Kira: Of course not. You're a boy.
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