Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flashback Thursday - The Crystal Shard

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1982 brought us a lot of interesting and not so interesting fantasy-type movies. This was, I believe, aimed at smaller children but was still one of the more interesting fantasy movies of the time. The Dark Crystal was almost entirely shot using puppets that, lets be honest here, creeped me the f%$* out! I don't know what it is about puppets, but their like clowns to me. They shouldn't be moving around like that and they sure as hell shouldn't be entertaining kids!

Anyways, despite my creepy puppet hang-up, it was still a good story and well done by puppet-gurus Frank Oz and Jim Henson. I would recommend people see it that haven't...unless you're creeped the f%$* out by puppets...or clowns...even though there's no clowns in this.

Clowns are just creepy...


2 comments:

  1. Dark Crystal is probably one of the best 80s fantasy films. At least, it was one of the few where the budget matched its ambition.

    The relationship between the Skeksis and Mystics was creepy-cool, as were the nightmare fuel of the old Emperor's death and the Podling draining scene.

    Also, Fizzgig. :)

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  2. I think I watched it on HBO about a dozen times as a kid!

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