A 666-Character Review of ‘Dark Crystal’
Though nothing I’ve watched for Frightday has given me nightmares, this film has certainly come the closest. A newly discovered fear of Jim Henson-style puppets didn’t make this experience any less distressing. I will be the first to admit that going into this watch with absolutely no nostalgic ties didn’t bode well from the beginning. That, along with the fact that I am neither a child currently, nor was I born in the 80’s, put the cherry on top of this altogether traumatic viewing. On a positive note, the puppet design is spectacular, and the eerily lifelike movements of some of these creatures, while personally terrifying, are undeniably impressive. Despite my extreme visceral discomfort, I understand that this is an incredibly special film to many. I, unfortunately, missed the boat.