Producer:Jim Henson, Gary Kurtz, David Lazer
Created by the famous puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, who are world widely known for the famous Muppet show, Dark Crystal is a proof that special effects are not amazing only when based on computers. It tells the story of a magical The film was considered as a children's one but due to its dark nature parents were concerned how child-friendly it could be. Its nightmarish, dark character left an indelible mark on people's memory .
"Dark Crystal is challenging material for kids, not just a simple story of good overcoming evil. There is a deeper layer to that, and the adventure is grandly scaled. Even with that, it remains an engaging piece of fantasy, brilliantly realized with the tangible, real effects that beyond the main characters, are utterly believable."
It’s not just the creatures related to the story either. The small touches from the little rats roaming the castle to the variety of fantastical critters near the water all bring this to life in every corner of the screen. It’s that level of detail which makes this not just something to look at, but convincing."
Apart from the Skeksis and the Mystics the magical world of The Dark Crystal is packed with a lot more characters such as the protagonist Jen, the Gelfling a sort of elf which finally founds another girl from his species. The movie also had a hint of humour with the female Gelfling's pet making exaggerated facial expressions.
But what actually makes this film so eye-popping is how rich the planet the characters live into is. The plants and animals play a major role in the complexity of this visual world. Every designed living creature looks as if it was born out of this world and being part of this complex, colourful biosystem.