The Dark Crystal (25th Anniversary Edition) In Miss Piggy's world, The Dark Crystal = Star Wars + The Hobbit . On a distant planet, two magical races created by the titular… The Dark Crystal (25th Anniversary Edition) In Miss Piggy's world, The Dark Crystal = Star Wars + The Hobbit . On a distant planet, two magical races created by the titular…
Movie on DVD Review

The Dark Crystal (25th Anniversary Edition) (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; DVD Release Date: Aug 14, 2007

In Miss Piggy's world, The Dark Crystal = Star Wars + The Hobbit. On a distant planet, two magical races created by the titular object are at war: cruel, buzzardy Skeksis and gentle, slothish Mystics. To end the conflict, a Gelfling named Jen undertakes a heroic quest to fix the cracked gem. LEGACY Codirected with Frank Oz, Henson's wonderfully weird film casts a convincing spell as an all-Muppet affair; like Tim Burton's unabashedly artificial visions, you accept Crystal on its own idiosyncratic terms. B+

Originally posted Aug 17, 2007 Published in issue #949-950 Aug 24, 2007 Order article reprints
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