Excerpt: It’s strange that the two lead puppets in Dark Crystal are so stiff. With all of their lavish surroundings, amazingly full and rich creations elsewhere, the two Geflings look completely out of place.
Conclusion: It's clear that while The Dark Crystal may not live up to today's standards of animatronics, it is an important film for the Muppets creators' world and the film industry. The original documentary, plus an updated feature, shows the work that went into the costumes and creating the world.
Conclusion: ‘The Dark Crystal’ still retains its charm after all these years. Sure the puppets look a little dated and their mouths don’t move fully to the dialogue being spoken, but they still have that creative essence of Jim Henson. This is one of those films that can be watched over and over.
Conclusion: A classic film from the 1980s that features what is arguably Jim Henson and Frank Oz's best work, The Dark Crystal represents a timeless depiction of good versus evil in every imaginable way.