The Dark Crystal (1982)

Genres - Fantasy, Action, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Adventure, Children's Fantasy  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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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.

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creature, good-vs-evil, kingdom, magic, Muppets, quest, sorceress, evil, relic

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High Budget, High Production Values