The Dark Crystal

"Good"

The Dark Crystal Review


Is there such a thing as a children's cult film? The Dark Crystal may be as close as we have, but Jim Henson and Frank Oz's collaboration won't keep many of today's kids entertained for long. Kooky creatures are the lasting legacy of the film; the story doesn't inspire much excitement -- as one puppet (whose mouth barely moves when he talks) is tasked with healing a broken crystal and thus thwarting the impending rule of a gang of other, evil puppets. His journey takes the form of an almost casual stroll through his magical kingdom, as he encounters one outlandish creature after another en route to victory. Overly simplistic, I'll frankly take Labyrinth when it comes to fantasy puppet movies.


The Dark Crystal

Facts and Figures

Run time: 93 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th December 1982

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Incorporated Television Company, Jim Henson Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Fresh: 22 Rotten: 9

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: ,

Starring: as Jen, Kathryn Mullen as Kira, as Aughra, A Keeper Of Secrets / Chamberlain, as Fizzgig, A Friendly Monster, as Scientist, Brian Muehl as Ornamentalist, as Jen (voice), as Kira (voice), as Aughra (voice), as Fizzgig (voice), as Chamberlain / Podling (voice), Michael Kilgarriff as General (voice), as High Priest / Dying Emperor (voice), Thick Wilson as Gourmand (voice), John Baddeley as Historian (voice), David Buck as Slave Master (voice), Charles Collingwood as Treasurer (voice), Sean Barrett as Urzah (voice), Patrick Monckton as Podling (voice), Susan Westerby as Podling (voice), Joseph O'Conor as Narrator / Urskeks (voice)

Also starring: ,

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