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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is Here to Enlighten the Next Generation of Children

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2019
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The original story of the Dark Crystal was released in 1982 by the Jim Henson company. It was a viewing staple for many children who are now adults with a dark, yet hopeful storyline. It was a story about balance with the mystic Urus contrasted against the devious Skesis. There are adults who did not watch The Dark Crystal as kids because it was scary for them, but how scary can a film really be if it includes muppets?

Thirty five years later, the Internet has answered the burning questions of many fans of the movie and has released the prequel, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It is a ten episode series, leading up to the bleak future in the original. The story does not disappoint, drawing comparisons to Game of Thrones and other legendary hero quests.

The most amazing part of the Dark Crystal: AoR is that is brought puppetry back to a world so accustomed to computer graphics. The creators said that the new series is 90% puppets, 10% CGI where green screens and post production editing made the characters look more realistic. The costumes no longer hide the puppeteers, but are controlled from the outside.

Based on the first few episodes, the story gets really dark right away, so the fact that it is animated does not necessarily mean it is appropriate for younger audiences. Executive producer, Javier Grillo-Maruach jokingly said, “It’s not like they call it The Light Crystal.”



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bravo1102 at 3:00AM, Sept. 3, 2019

There's always been a Muppet dark side. Watch A Very Merry Muppet Christmas or Muppet Wizard of Oz sometime. Fraggle Rock got scary at times. There are layers to everything they've done and some are very disturbing. Gonzo is a prime example.

kawaiidaigakusei at 11:40PM, Sept. 2, 2019

I have to watch the new series very slowly and bit by bit, there are disturbing parts that I (adult me) can not even stomach and I wonder if any parents are showing it to their little kids.

Banes at 4:45PM, Sept. 2, 2019

I always liked the look of the Dark Crystal characters - amazing. I loved the little critter named Fizzgig. Never the biggest fan of the movie for the most part - but the prequel sounds well worth a look!

usedbooks at 7:03AM, Sept. 2, 2019

Yoda is a muppet too. So are Vogons. The Fifth Element aliens. And these nightmares: https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/The_Fireys

bravo1102 at 3:03AM, Sept. 2, 2019

Things really get bloody when Animal and Gonzo show up with valerian steel. Seriously though There was Gelfling nudity in the original movie.

MOrgan at 2:35AM, Sept. 2, 2019

"drawing comparisons to Game of Thrones" 0_o Muppet boobies? Incest storylines? Muppet blood and guts?


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