A Sequel to "The Dark Crystal"??

Apparently so!!

I would rejoice over this…

I would dance with glee…

…if only they would tell me that the Henson studio wants to accomplish this in the same way that they accomplished the original… without digital animation.

What makes The Dark Crystal stand out as unique is its handmade quality. Those aren’t digital aliens… they’re handcrafted puppets extraordinaire. And you know what? They look better today than any CGI character I can think of.

The story of The Dark Crystal is interesting, but the script, especially the narration, is pretty lousy. Come on, Henson Co. — think about it. It’s the puppetry that makes this thing memorable and special in fantasy-film history.

But alas, it sounds like it’s going to be a fusion of digital and puppetry.

Here’s hoping, then, that they get a great script.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Rick R

    Kate Bush’s last album, Red Shoes, was spotty (like much of her work), but it also had some of the most beautiful songs you’d ever want to hear.

    Not sure how consistent a double-album of hers would be…but I’ll be looking at reviews with curiousity.

  • opus

    Gah… I’m dying to see “Tony Takitani”, but methinks I’ll have to wait for the DVD.


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