Apparently, there’s a sequel to The Dark Crystal currently in the works. I’d normally be incredibly skeptical, but the fact that The Henson Company is responsible for the project gives me a glimmer of hope that it’ll be worth watching. After all, it was the late, great Jim Henson that gave us the original film, a shining beacon of creativity and originality in the otherwise murky sea of visual excrement that passes for entertainment these days.
The Dark Crystal featured a fully-realized universe filled with memorable and terrifying creatures, each with their own cultures and religions. Far from just a “kid’s movie,” The Dark Crystal didn’t pull any punches and at times was downright scary. I think that even amongst the never-ending barrage of CGI in today’s movies, were The Dark Crystal released today, it’d still be a hit.
Take a look at 10 classic scenes from one of the all-time great fantasy films, The Dark Crystal.
Skeksis drinking Podling essence, with original Skesis dialogue
Trial By Stone
The Emperor on his deathbed
Fizzgig loses his mind
The Skeksis feast (disgusting)
The death of Jen’s Uru master
Augra, The Great Conjunction
Chamberlain is exiled