The Dark Crystal

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"Another world, another the age of wonder."
  • PG
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.1  (70,793)
  • 66

In the world of Thra, the Dark Crystal is a powerful and mystical artefact that has kept balance and harmony in the land for thousands of years. But when the crystal is cracked, a darkness spreads across the land, and the danger of the evil Skeksis grows. The Skeksis are a malevolent race of birdlike creatures, who have been ruling over the land ever since the crystal cracked. Under the guise of maintaining order, the Skeksis have been enslaving and exploiting the peaceful Gelflings - a race of elf-like creatures who have been living in the lush forests of Thra in perfect harmony with nature.

At the heart of the story is Jen - a young Gelfling who has been raised by the wise Mystics, who are the long-lost counterparts of the Skeksis. After the death of his mentor, Jen is chosen to embark on a dangerous quest to find the shard of the Dark Crystal and restore harmony to the world of Thra.

Along the way, Jen meets a range of fascinating characters - including Kira, another surviving Gelfling who shares his quest, Aughra - the ancient and eccentric astronomer, and Fizzgig - Jen's trusty and loyal companion.

The Dark Crystal is a stunning achievement in puppetry and special effects, and a true masterpiece of fantasy storytelling. The film was produced and directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz - the masterminds behind The Muppets and Sesame Street. The world they have created is rich in detail and imagination, and the characters are brought to life with a level of skill and artistry that is truly unparalleled.

The film was shot using traditional puppetry techniques, with the creatures and characters being brought to life by a team of skilled puppeteers who worked tirelessly to achieve the desired effects. The attention to detail is evident in every scene, and the sheer scale and complexity of the puppetry is a marvel to behold.

The Dark Crystal is a timeless classic that has inspired generations of fantasy lovers and aspiring filmmakers. It is a testament to the power of imagination and storytelling, and a reminder that even the most fantastical tales can have a profound impact on our lives.

With its epic scope, stunning visuals, and memorable characters, The Dark Crystal is a must-see for anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, or just great storytelling. It is a movie that stands the test of time, and a true masterpiece of the genre.

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 66.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    7.1  (70,793)
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