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Andy Lambert

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The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« on: 18 May, 2017, 09:29:37 pm »
Just found out The Dark Crystal will be getting a prequel tv series on Netflix.
What do ya make of that then...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-1aaZgmNJM

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #1 on: 18 May, 2017, 09:50:15 pm »
Okay not much to go on there but glad they are trying.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #2 on: 18 May, 2017, 09:52:05 pm »
One to watch out for perhaps...
Updates to follow as and when they're available...

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #3 on: 18 May, 2017, 09:56:45 pm »
It'll be 10 episodes long, and it will start shooting in the UK this autumn.
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will be executive producer and director.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #4 on: 19 May, 2017, 10:02:10 am »
Nobody reading the comic book sequel? :-)
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #5 on: 19 May, 2017, 10:13:26 am »
I must be one of the few people who was never overly impressed with the original movie and am rather surprised that it has garnered classic status over the years.  :o

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #6 on: 19 May, 2017, 10:24:07 am »
I maybe only one that think this is perfect film that don't need sequels or prequels.

And it not same without Jim Henson as it was his project/personal film.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #7 on: 19 May, 2017, 11:24:36 am »
It will be made by the Jim Henson Company so I'm sure they will treat the project with respect.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #8 on: 19 May, 2017, 11:38:23 am »
I must be one of the few people who was never overly impressed with the original movie and am rather surprised that it has garnered classic status over the years.  :o

Like Time Bandits, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, it's fairly unique and atypical of what kids films generally look like. Even though it's been made a little more accessible than it originally was in its earlier cuts - very little English dialogue - it's still rare to see that kind of eclectic and creepy vision get the big-screen treatment. It'd never get made for the multiplex these days so it's interesting to see didn't platforms developing more obscure content.

 
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #9 on: 19 May, 2017, 11:44:53 am »
I think it's a great fantasy film and is technically unique and brilliant. Having said that, I've never understood the appeal of Labyrinth or The Goonies, so I can appreciate not everyone would like The Dark Crystal.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #10 on: 19 May, 2017, 11:45:34 am »
I mean different rather than didn't.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #11 on: 19 May, 2017, 11:46:56 am »
I think it's a great fantasy film and is technically unique and brilliant. Having said that, I've never understood the appeal of Labyrinth or The Goonies, so I can appreciate not everyone would like The Dark Crystal.


I was never much a fan of those and I think TDC has aged better than either.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #12 on: 19 May, 2017, 11:49:38 am »
Totally agree with you there, JOE...

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #13 on: 19 May, 2017, 12:57:29 pm »
I liked The Dark Crystal but the twist was so obvious that it ruined things a bit.

The Goonies is horrible shouty rubbish but it's well made and I can see why people appreciate its feel of adventure.

Labyrinth is an imaginative, fun film and I know for a fact that many young girls (at the time) were quite affected by David Bowie's performance and tight trousers (my girlfriend is one of them - you don't want to know what gets talked about on the Facebook group :-\)

As for dark kids films - the one that always sicks in my mind is The Secret of Nimh. I haven't seen it for years but it freaked me out a bit at the time.   

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance
« Reply #14 on: 19 May, 2017, 08:32:30 pm »
Nobody reading the comic book sequel? :-)

Wow - whow! What?

How did I miss that one. Is this available as a hard copy does anyone know? Si Spurrier, Dark Crystal, that's gotta be good.