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.
Excerpt: The Film A dying race in a dying land, with a dying ruler -- this opens the tale of The Dark Crystal . The race of the Skeksis lives for and by the power of the Dark Crystal, a gem with mystical properties that was damaged long ago, causing strife among the world's inhabitants.
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.