Plot & Details
Jim Henson ventures into Tolkien territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen and Kira join forces to "heal" the precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their world. Adults may find the whole affair a little precious, while children may be disturbed by the film's mortality rate.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Horror
- Run Time: 94min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/10/1990
- DVD Release Date: 10/05/1999
- Director(s): Jim Henson, Frank Oz
- Starring: Jim Henson , Kathryn Mullen , Dave Goelz , Brian Muehl
- Themes: Race Against Time,Righting the Wronged,Heroic Mission
- Tone: Moody,Dreamlike,Warm,Fanciful,Stylized
- Keywords: evil, quest, relic, Muppets, creature, good-vs-evil, kingdom, magic, sorceress
- Language: English