The Dark Crystal1982
The Dark Crystal (1982)
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Critic Reviews for The Dark Crystal
A children's fantasy film so enjoyable, imaginative and devoid of cuteness that you want to shake the hand of each individual member of the huge team of collaborators.
You have to love a fantasy whose greatest peril is the Bog of Eternal Stench.
The screenplay by David Odell, based on a story by Mr. Henson, is without any narrative drive whatever. It's without charm as well as interest.
The Dark Crystal is well and truly a classic of its time, and it's a classic that's most certainly stood the test of time
The Skeksis, evil creatures seeking to solidify their power, retain their ability to frighten young children, and no amount of exposure to modern media seems adequate as a defence.
Audience Reviews for The Dark Crystal
A great fantasy film for all the family. If you liked Labyrinth check this out.
There is nothing that can justify the amount of effort put into creating something so visually stunning (the production design is spectacular) but none into such a tedious narrative that has no imagination, no energy, no sense of pacing and is full of annoying characters.
Fantastic puppetry with a charming and well-executed fantasy universe. The voice acting is quite good as well. On the other hand, the story is flat and the characters lack any depth whatsoever. All in all, an entertaining adventure story.
The Dark Crystal Quotes
|Aughra:||Mouldy mildew, mother of mouthmuck, dangle and strangle and death.|
|Slave Master:||Oh how crude!|
|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.|