Before 3D animations and before 3D scenes appeared in movies. Jim Henson was the xtravaganza director that developed many puppet movies. One of Jim’s most known puppet made movies is the one that almost everyone knows, which is The Muppet Show. Kermit the frog. You know what I am talking about? … But in 1982, he released The Dark Crystal together with Frank Oz. It is one of worlds most underrated movies of all time.
The Dark Crystal official Trailer
The Dark Crystal is one of the scariest underrated Movies ever made
The story is scary. People which have seen the movie haven’t slept for weeks as it is one of the most bizarre puppet movies ever made, yet it is a very good one. The Dark Crystal is about life on another planet in the distant past where a Gelfling named Jen. He is raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics. He embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power. Jen’s task is to restore the balance of the universe.
So our hero Jim, embarks on a very bizarre quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
In this world where he travels, he meets many interesting puppy-made characters. I don’t want to spoil too much of this movie at all for you. But you must see it before you die is my request to you. It is indeed one of the best movies ever created, even though its from 1982! This movie atmosphere is so dark, so different and yet Jim’s magical world shines in every second of the movie.
Evil birdlike lizards will Haunt your dreams
The story does concentrates around Jim which is a Gelfling in the movie. But it is the evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet and they do it with horror. I wouldn’t say that this is the nicest Family Fantasy movie to watch. All should be aware of what they will watch. Also the minors.
Some fans of says this about The Dark Crystal
This movie haunted my dreams for YEARS. So many sleepless nights I’ll never get back… Thank you Jim Henson!
Back in the day when ‘things’ had to be present in form…..not via CGI. Brilliantly done. Loved it.
Ahhh a time when creativity was at its finest! If only more movies could be this creative nowadays, back when movies relied on a good structured story.
All of the creativity in this movie is done before the time of 3D and CGI. And thats something which people likes about The Dark Crystal. People see how much dedication Jim and his team must have been made to make this movie to a reality.
It didn’t get the same attention as The Muppets Show. Mainly because of its very odd universe and its scary setting.
To get everything to look perfect back in these days. It must have been taken the creators days and months to finish it all. Especially with the equipment that you had access to in the 1980’s.
Made by Jim Henson which gave us awesome muppets Movie Entertainment
Jim Henson lived between 1936 and 1990. In that time he got to be known as the director of puppet movies.
His interest for puppy made movies started in 1955 when Jim saw puppies at a late-night puppet show that was on-air after 23.00 (11pm) in the evening after the news. So, when he watched it. Jim got inspired to do puppet movie productions.
So then after when he launched The Muppet Show. This movie entertainment proved to be very popular and today Jim should be a legend in everyones hearts. Especially those which have been watching The Sesame Street educational series on tv.
It is all inspired by Jim. We just have to write Rest in peace and thanks for all the brilliant movies that you made. I was only 11 years old when you passed away. Now I am learning and your movies always made impact on me.
So do a great thing for yourself and closest friends! Watch The Dark Crystal.