Review: These Aren’t Your Father’s Muppets in THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE

FIRST IMPRESSION

A fantastic series which every fan of fantasy, action, or the works of Jim Henson need to experience.
Writing
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From Jim Henson Studios, Netflix has unleashed a new vision of a classic film with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Will the series be a light in the darkness or does it fall short of the legacy it carries?

Summary

When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and try to save their world.

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Writing

Though this series is a prequel, it is possible to enjoy the new show without having watched the original The Dark Crystal movie. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance takes the concepts from the film and reintroduces them to a new audience. The Skeksis rule the land but their evil intentions are not known by the Gelflings. Instead, the many clans of Gelflings pay honor and tribute to the Skeksis as talk against them is seen as treason. The discovery the Skeksis are evil comes as a surprise to the main characters and comes as a hard weight to carry. These elements help to showcase the fantastic narrative this series has to offer.

When looking at a show in this genre it is common to compare it to Game of Thrones as it has become one of the most definitive fantasy series in TV history. Here the comparison is apt. The format is similar to Game of Thrones as the use of character death and cliffhangers on episode help to ensure fans will want to binge the entire series as soon as it is released. Many series try to achieve this level of storytelling but fall pathetically short. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is on a new level all its own.

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Visuals

The visual work of this series is beyond exceptional. Through the use of puppetry, practical effects, and CGI, a magical world of wonder unfolds to the audience. The heavy detail and production work on the series pays off to deliver a one of a kind show. The creatures and characters all help to paint a world which needs can only be appreciated by seeing it first hand.

Conclusion

Netflix has hit gold with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It is a series of incredible effects, epic writing, and captivating characters. It features all the necessary ingredients to become a cult classic overnight. This series is binge-worthy and should be marathoned as soon as it’s released. In short, The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance is magical.

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Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.

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