The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 Reviews

September 3, 2019
This is textbook "Netflix bloat", 10 long episodes that tend not to have any structure of their own and instead dole out small dollops of the main story, with some side roads and distractions along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2019
The real problem is the pacing; the show spends so much time panning over landscapes and watching puppets hang out that you can start to lose the plot.
September 3, 2019
It's the bewitching and immersive experience that high fantasy fans have been waiting for.
August 30, 2019
It's a series of memorable dreams punctuated by the occasional nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2019
The world of Thra has returned, and it's grander and more vivid than ever.
Top Critic
August 30, 2019
Understand: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is never anything less than impressive... But in entrusting so much of the story to puppets incapable of adequately executing its emotional demands, the series winds up feeling strangely empty.
August 29, 2019
Frames burst with creatures familiar and unfamiliar-each of them charmingly, refreshingly tactile.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 29, 2019
Much of the series is beautiful to look at conceptually, but there's no getting around the sameness of the character design, the lack of expression in those big, soulless American-doll-style eyes, and the lifeless storytelling.
Top Critic
August 29, 2019
A beauty with a fully realized world which seems to know where it's going and how to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2019
With gorgeous puppets and sometimes harrowing contrasts between innocence and evil, this new prequel series is poignantly faithful to the spirit of Jim Henson's 1982 fantasy The Dark Crystal.
August 28, 2019
The thrilling, moving Age of Resistance marks an impressive pushback against the age of CGI.
August 28, 2019
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a technical marvel, a vividly alive place that shows evidence of the heart and soul the writers, production designers and puppeteers poured into ensuring Jim Henson's vision is realized correctly and honorably.
August 28, 2019
Age of Resistance is like an immense, ten-hour magic show, engrossing down to the very last wondrous detail. This is an altogether staggering artistic achievement, and a joyful continuation of the Henson tradition.
August 28, 2019
Simultaneously acts as a gift to fans packed with Easter eggs and a powerful primer for the uninitiated.
August 28, 2019
Whether you're watching for fulfilled nostalgia or current pleasure, this is a whimsical, fun and entertaining series.
August 26, 2019
One of the all-time great fantasy epics, as well as the masterwork of puppetry most closely aligned with Jim Henson's humanistic philosophy.
July 11, 2019
Intentionally or not, "Age of Resistance" sports a number of bumper stickers on the back of its proverbial Subaru - "COEXIST" being the primary message, beautifully delivered.