The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) - Adventure, Drama, Family

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Returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

IMDB: 8.6
Stars: Neil Sterenberg, Beccy Henderson
Length: 60 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-PG
Reviews: 27 out of 452 found boring (5.97%)

One-line Reviews (152)

It has an engaging narrative with a ton of great characters in an interesting world, the voice acting is incredible, and the puppetry is unbelievable!

Despite appearing as a high-fantasy series for kids, The Dark Crystal presents complicated story lines, textured characters, and thrilling (at times, terrifying) action that makes it an equally adult-oriented work.

If this pointless tripe entertains you, I fear for your inner monologue.

I got captivated and immersed for ten episodes in a very intense phantasy world.

A bit slow at first, but ultimately compelling .

Breathtaking Visuals .

Overall this series puts so much intense creativity into every frame.

The art is breathtaking.

The sweat Deet, The vile Hunter, The disturbed Heretic & The slow Wanderer.

Despite the increased violence, the Skeksis were still enjoyable to watch.

It was kind of a dreary movie with scary looking puppets for both the heroes and villains.

The story was changed from simple, symbolic and mythical to the usual boring contemporary LOTR-lite fantasy style, and like many other reviewers mentioned, completely ignores the original premise.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance offers visually stunning practical effects that is just substantive in a way CGI still isn't.

This is just a pleasure for the eyes to watch such detailed creatures and scenes, with a near perfect cinematography, the lights and colors are fascinating.

Really enjoyed it and looked forward to each episode.

Who knew I could still be put on the edge of my seat at 32 years old watching puppets!

While the character and world designs were amazing, the story was on the dull side and the immovable faces of the various characters were quite disappointing.

If you love dark fantasy but amazing craftsmanship and story, then this new TV series is definitely worth the watch.

The puppets and the blend of CGI works really well and there were many moments that I thought were stunning to look at.

The storyline is unpredictable, it's actually pretty brutal like game of thrones with character kills, violent, dreamlike and enthralling.

Because it's still entertaining and the effort put into making this clearly shows.

This stuck true to its roots, the puppetry, the landscapes, the plot, all of it is riveting and enjoyable through every second.

As others have mentioned, this deliberate slow progression is to the show's benefit.

Breathtaking beautiful.

I saw the first episode and thought "Man, this is slow!

The imagery is stunning, the characters are fascinating, the storyline is super compelling.

Stunning and incredible storytelling.

But most characters are so cliché it hurts.

Of course, we are not talking about the most original script ever made, and there are some deja-vu elements, but in general is very entertaining.

Engaging plot.

But, and most importantly, the story that's told is exciting, heartbreaking, ecstatic, tragic, loving, crude, adventurous, chivalrous, ugly, awe inspiring, raw...

While it looks utterly beautiful I must confess I found it boring after 3 episodes.

Mind numbingly boring muppet style animation.

I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about watching it

The story is another problem; it goes through a repetitive cycle.

It's thrilling!

It all gels into a fascinating wonderful world that draws you in to experience an amazing story.

But the second half of that episode was terrific and dragged me forward into an increasingly compelling story.

This series is an incredible feat of creativity, visually stunning and disgusting, loud and obnoxious, and poignant and silly, and so so cool.

This new remake of the classic 1982 Jim Hensen film, The Dark Crystal, is completely fascinating and somehow even more magical than the original.

My family and I enjoyed it very much.

I've been dragged back to the eighties with a splash of 21st century CGI and I wasn't dragged kicking and screaming.

The sets are breathtaking and the amount of intricate detail put into everything is extraordinary.

What a refreshing and fascinating dark fantasy addition to Netflix's library, and an almost-instant favorite of mine!

This, however, is also one of the more confusing aspects of the series.

Well worth the watch if you enjoyed the first movie.

I enjoyed it.

What a waste of everyone's time and money.

It gets tiresome at a certain point and unfortunately, it only gets interesting towards the end of the first season.

The puppetry is beautifully done, the voice acting is spot on, the story is incredibly gripping, and to think nearly all of it was done with puppets.

Caveat: I was able to watch about 15 minutes of the first episode before becoming too bored to continue.

Costumes are stunning and I love all the Froud-designs that are seen through-out the series.

And the environments/sets are stunning!

I am fully immersed in this world and its characters.

There is enough detail in every scene to keep you fully immersed in the experience.

The attention to detail in the scenery alone is stunning while the puppetry is spot on.

The characters are likable, the plot is wonderful and deep, and all throughout the series you feel yourself being dragged further away to this wonderful and terrifying realm of magic and conflict!

Either way, it's well worth watching and I'm looking forward to what season 2 has to offer.

The story is engrossing and the characters are deep enough to become emotionally invested in.

The story is engaging.

The series are engaging and you will stay watching it from beginning to end.

And I was bored.

Typical Sunday Bore .

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is one of the most beautiful, creative, thrilling, and most unique show I've seen in a very long time.

Very slow moving.

Some of the creatures and animatronics were very impressive, and I think the Skeksis characters were very enjoyable to watch.

Very entertaining, nice that cgi was at a bare minimum and great to see the prequel route taken, the film follows on nicely with only a few flaws.

On the whole, I've enjoyed it and will watch it again, I'm sure of that.

The characters are incredibly well designed, the use of both traditional puppetry and CGI was spectacular and the storyline is poignant and intriguing.

Yawn .

Stunning, beautiful imagery and storytelling .

The TV Series is fantastic building on the world and Lore of The Dark Crystal also foraging a new path also having amazing new characters as well that all awesome and nuanced and the stakes are even though its an establishing season really enjoyed it and the Narrative was consistent also amazing puppeteering An Amazing Series That's Builds On The 1982 Film.

Absolutely stunning in every aspect and detail...

As the show goes on, the scenery becomes more magical, more fascinating.

I must say, that the movie, while beeing entertaining, lacks a bit of world building, so that this mystical world of Thra seemed kind of empty.

Boring and lifeless.

The story was epic it was like being in Kingdom Hearts where it had heroes and heroines on a quest to bring back the crystal shard (just like in the movie) obviously I quite enjoyed it and whenever to binge or not on food and drink it's a good tv-movie though, we will be the ones who'll open the door to the light.

The puppets are enchanting and although it took me the first episode to get used to some of the new characters and voices it was definitely worth it as we are both, once again, totally immersed in the world of Thra.

These well directed episodes have the same intense feel only with more action and deep colours.

I highly recommend it for any fantasy fan, beautiful rendition of Jim Hensen's vision.

While I'm not a fan of overly digitalized movies, I think watching puppets in modern movies is about as exciting as watching a remake of Gumby's Claymation.

But I was hooked after the first episode, the world and characters are fascinating.

It's funny, action packed and I can't get enough of it!

Overall its a breathtaking masterpiece which surpasses its original.

It's a little confusing.

Something to watch on a boring day when nothing else is on.

The sound production is incredibly exciting, whether you're watching on a tablet, or a home cinema.

After so many dissapointing movies in recent history we finally got something that is truly breathtaking, inspiring, and special.

I found it tedious, silly, far too much for me to be able to suspend my disbelief and a little creepy.

Don listen to the negative reviews on here.. it's amazingly done.. the puppets are breathtaking.. OMG the music is pure magic.

A short and unique series with a beautiful story and exciting events

Visually Stunning & Epic Fantasy Writing .

I love the puppetry movies and I love fantasy stuff so if you put both in one package for me is the formula to spend the 8-9 hours on weekends, and as matter of fact this series is quite entertaining and worth watching so I have to send my gratitude and respect for the efforts that these guys put into creating such a great work.

Boring and inappropriate work in any case is very bad I do not recommend

they manage to combine the two type to creat a whimsical, fantasy world that (combined with an intriguing story) has you immersed from start to finish.

Unstoppably Beautiful But Admittedly Cliche .

These hand-crafted characters, performed live by amazing puppeteers, feel every bit as real and emotionally engaging as any live-action human actor.

More background into this fascinating world while honoring and respecting the source material.

Amazing puppetry and visually stunning.

), but by the second one in I was completely immersed.

Scenes are allowed to breathe, which makes them more compelling.

It was breathtaking .

This show is stunning and so true to the original Dark Crystal, the characters are enchanting and the set design is superb.

Way too long an episode for the target demographic.

My niece liked the episode we watched but my nephews were bored and so was I.

Amazing Puppetry mixed with some pacing issues and confusing tone .

As a ten-episode prequel to the 1982 eponymous film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance spins an elaborate and honestly awe-inspiring fantastical tale full of captivating set-pieces, engaging narratives, and, yes, tons of puppetry (with limited CGI).

A so enjoyable show for all the family

The 7 clans of the gelflings and the differences in their cultures as well as the many environments they evolved to live in was truly fascinating.

However, all the Gelfling puppets are dull and inexpressive.

It's simply magical, the voice acting superb, each episode adding to and building on the fascinating world that Jim Henson created.

Good, different and entertaining .

The story itself is a bit shallow and very drawn out.

Some might prefer the faster pace and action, compared to the slower original.

The voice work is COMPLETELY stunning.

It's stunning!

Let yourself fall into this rich world and experience the rousing moments and the crushing ones alike.

The script is far beyond stunning, the environmental buildups, the puppets, voices..Brilliance at its purest!

Uninspired, Empty Garbage .

Not only are the characters and the world excellent, the storytelling is gripping and immersive.

Even as I tried to find flaws with it, I found myself immersed in the world of Thra and falling in love with the art and magic of the puppeteers.

If you're looking for an old school reboot, Lost in Space has high production value, is fast-paced and intense, and good writing and acting.

I have to confess a bit shamefacedly that I was simply bored by this show.

The first two episodes are a bit slow stick with it.

The amount of detail in every scene is amazing, CGI or hand-made puppets it all feels equally so engrossing.

So many plot twists and unpredictable things happen that you can't just assume that any one thing is going to happen.

Age of Resistance is a compelling and powerful story packed with relatable characters.

With a somewhat vague memory of the original Dark Crystal movie being darker and perhaps less enthralling that the other Jim Henson Company later offering: Labyrinth, it's intriguing to see this resurrection of a niche '80s classic.

It's very intense.

So now, 37 years later, we have the same problems; I found the story un-engaging, and even with the advances in technology for puppetry, the faces are still immovable and unemotional.

acting from darker characters was interesting and engaging.

The set and character design is stunning.

With great attention to detail the puppetry and the fantastic set design create a complete new and mind blowing universe.

I found "Niko and the Sword of LIght" and "3Below" to be more engaging for all, not just pre-teens.

To see how they were with each other, the division and how they had to come together was an exciting journey.

What a god damn boring snoozefest of eco propaganda.

A very admirable fable - well worth watching, more than once.

c) those who are now bored with CGI.

It is definitely worth watching.

Simply stunning, nostalgic, beautiful, rollicking, good old fashioned storytelling and design.

Amazing cast, stunning production and captivating story.

Especially the chaimberlain with his devious 'mmm' murmering makes an intense repulsive impression.

I lasted about 30 minutes into Episode 1 before I fell asleep -- which hardly ever happens.

Anyone who has watched the film and enjoyed it as much as i have.

It's a bit slow around 60-80% of the season.

I don't remember the last time, I got so immersed into a Tv show, that I almost started sinking into the couch.

Even the score is impressive, at times sending a chill of dread through me, and at others rousing me much as the beacon lighting from LotR.

It's definitely worth watching, give it a try...

Twenty minutes into the first episode I was bored (and that's not easy to do, as I love artistic fantasy / scifi-- and this has lots of artistry).

I can appreciate all the hard work that must have gone into this, but this is really so horrific - why would you waste all that time on CGI just to make it look like it's not supposed to be CGI.

There is nothing happening.