Review: ‘The Dark Crystal’ genius at work

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Ressistance” cover art Photo courtesy Netflix

Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is a series worth talking about.

A preadaptation of the 1982 dark fantasy puppet film, “The Dark Crystal” is proving to have been ahead of its time.

Upon its 1982 release, the movie flopped. This puppet animated, dark fantasy, adventure film isn’t everyone’s cup of tea to say the least. Going against the grain and the status quo, it was not appreciated.

Keeping with Hollywood’s recent trend of nostalgic reboots, Netflix took a chance on “The Dark Crystal” and has received rave reviews.

Comic connoisseurs near and far have fallen in love or taken a trip down memory lane with the show. Despite the major setback of the original film, Netflix took a risk that could’ve gone totally wrong.

However, based on the responses on Twitter and other social media sites, fans are raving and in complete shock about how much they actually enjoyed the reboot series.

After taking time to view the show I would most definitely recommend that everyone check it out. It is more than an adventure film, but an allegory of sorts with a deeper meaning.

I was instantly taken away by how the scenes took place through the entire series. The computer-generated imagery or CGI may be a little creepy, but don’t let that keep you from tuning in.

The storyline and plot are well thought out and amazingly executed. The character development also drew me in; as the show went on the characters grew and created an emotional cinematic bond between us. One can tell that each character was intentionally created with a purpose to fulfil the storyline.

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” has the formula to have longevity and produce more seasons in the years to come. I now consider myself as a fan and I am beyond happy that I was exposed to this show.

I’ve watched this series several times to reconnect scenes with the original film. I gathered that they took the storyline and stretched it out to expand more on the possibilities that the movie didn’t address. Shows like this aren’t usually made, but Netflix took the chance – and it’s paying off.

This could be recommended to the masses, and it was worth every second of watch time.

“The Dark Crystal” is another example of the saying: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Many didn’t believe in the story or the vision that has proved to be genius.