Dark Crystal: Trailer Review

Ratings:

1 Star: Lord help me!

2 Stars: Not bad, but not great either.

3 Stars: A good trailer, but nothing breathtaking.

4 Stars: What an experience! That’s how you do a trailer.

Jim Henson, that name brings back so many memories for me. The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fragile Rock shaped my childhood with their wonderful imagination and colorful characters. Jim Henson did movies as well. One of my favorite movies was called The Dark Crystal. I’ve never seen anything like it before, with its wonderful character designs and creative worlds. Jim Henson was a genius, and it’s good to see Netflix bring Dark Crystal back. There is a trailer for it, so let’s rate it.

Does it capture the spirit of the original?

Yes it does! You can tell by the way they recaptured the look of the original film. The characters look like the originals and the tone is similar as well. Gorgeous details help bring the world to life. The look has been updated a bit with the help of CGI, but it isn’t overdone. It looks like they used some good old prosthetic to keep it true to the original. Great job Netflix.

Good Scenes

Too many to count, but I love when the scene of the Gelflings meeting the mystical flower. She starts having visions. The lighting of the environments and facial expressions of the characters are perfect. Seeing the one-eyed witch was great. The trailer does a good job of pumping you up getting you excited for this. Mission accomplished.

Final Thoughts

Netflix has a winner on their hands with Dark Crystal. Jim Henson’s creations have been surging in popularity, and this is the perfect time to make a Dark Crystal Show. Seeing Dark Crystal make a comeback makes me extra happy. This could be one of Netflix’s biggest shows.

Grade: 4 Stars. Great teaser to get people excited.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSV42j8lccg&feature=share

Photo Courtesy of: https://www.movin925.com/2019/05/30/the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-netflix-trailer/

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