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gelfling... I love this movie.
@U_C_UR_Gypsy @dopilus
Every once in a while I come back to this movie, and I saw your comments. I had remembered hearing something about that a looooong time ago, so I got curious...
In February 2012, it was officially announced that the project was no longer in production. Apparently no one told Tartakovsky (guy picked to direct). He was still uncertain about the status in October 2012: "I haven't heard from the Dark Crystal people in a long time, so I feel that's gone."
Weren't they supposed to be making a sequel a while back?
@U_C_UR_Gypsy
I just absolutely love this film. Honestly, just after a few minutes you are already forgetting you look at puppets. CGI as we have it nowadays just wasn't there and I can really imagine this world. It wouldn't ssurprise me at all if this film was some sort of inspiration for Cameron's Avatar. Really really worth the look and I give it a 9 out of ten
I love this movie: it's fanciful and pretty and serious all at once without making the viewer feel their intelligence is being insulted, especially in the case of children.
I don't really remember this movie much from when I was younger. I know I watched it, because I could recall a lot of the stuff in the beginning of the film, and a lot towards the end. But everything in the middle was completely blurred.

Watching this again, I can see why I blurred out the middle of this movie. Now, I'm not saying that I hate this movie, but the middle of this movie didn't really do anything to keep my attention much. I think of the two movies I revisited with this weekend, Labyrinth is the better of the two.

But this movie does display some really great character designs. I really liked the crab beetle things, and the battle that our two heroes have with them on top of these other creatures with really long limbs.

Like I said about Labyrinth, this movie has a lot of imagination. The only problem I feel is that more imagination was put into the look of the characters, then the story that they are a part of. I liked this film enough to want to see it again, and to recommend it to those who haven't seen it.

But if it came down to The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, I would say that you should see Labyrinth for this. But this film is still worth a viewing if you haven't already, of if you haven't in a long time.
Not a human in site, not much of a story ether, but still very beautiful. I'm not sure what to say about this film. It may be a movie I need to let stew in my mind, but right now I think a six will be fine.
:rotten: :rotten: :rotten: :rotten: :rotten: A great idea of a movie with all the good ideas removed from it. If it had moved faster and had better muppets. . . . . .
I was certainly not impresses, and found the "creatures" in the film utterly unconvincing and phony looking. The exaggerated voice overs were no help either. I was surprised at the lack of imagination and creativity. It bored me.
The Muppet effects may be dated by today's standards but they were top notch when the film was done. They are well done enough that watching the movie now isn't a problem, as far as the effects go. The plot is pretty well done and it makes a good fantasy story. The soundtrack isn't bad. The voice work for the Muppets is done pretty well. All said and done, this one is a fun viewing at least once.
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