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The Dark Crystal
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Directed By
Jim Henson, Frank Oz

Written By:
David Odell

Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kathryn Mullen, Dave Goetz

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The Dark Crystal (1982)
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Movie Review by Zara
November 24th, 2009

I just watched this movie with my kid and looking up its release date stuns me. It means that I was younger than she was when my mom took me to see it in the theater and I still remember the experience. A strange mixture of magic and the concept of good and evil living within us all, this was one of Jim Henson's steps away from solely being the bright and shiny "Sesame Street" guy. He always had it in him. I'd wouldn't be surprised if he were alive today and turned out to be a huge Avenue X fan.

While there are some special effects in this movie that are dated, to be the most polite about it, there is a clarity, a bright shiny color to it that is unparalleled to most of what other movies put out. True, there are things that you can make better with technology (think of perhaps the great movie UP), but the fact remains that the movies which turn out to be really great are those that had the most imagination. I doubt there would be any other person who would be as brave to release a movie like this for kids, but I doubt even more that any of the studio executives would be brave enough to green-light something like this either.

Really, this is one of the current "classics" out there, even though I think being even 27 years old makes it enough of a certified classic alone. If they can play Metallica on the classic rock station, then THE DARK CRYSTAL should just go ahead and be considered as much of a classic as THE WIZARD OF OZ.

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May 30, 2014 8:36 AM
One of my favorite movies, Jim Henson's masterpiece.

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