Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Review - Netflix Revival Is A Stunning Achievement

Netflix's 10-part prequel to The Dark Crystal, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, is pitch perfect fantasy.




This Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance review contains no spoilers, except for some information that was presented in the series’ trailers. It is based on all ten episodes of the debut season.

While it earned a modest profit during its original 1982 theatrical run, The Dark Crystal never lived up to the high expectations that Universal or project mastermind Jim Henson had for it. Influenced by everything from new age philosophy to classic fantasy works, the film – directed by Henson and frequent collaborator Frank Oz – was a technical marvel that told its ambitious story through revolutionary puppetry techniques. While a bit derivative of Lord of the Rings and Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey The Dark Crystal had plenty of innovation of its own. The problem, for lack of a better word,
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