Cast & Crew
Director : Jim Henson, Frank Oz,
Producer : Jim Henson, Gary Kurtz,
Screenwriter : David Odell
Starring : Stephen Garlick, Barry Dennen, Percy Edwards, Lisa Maxwell, Jerry Nelson, Billie Whitelaw, Jim Henson, Frank Oz,
Is there such a thing as a children's cult film? The Dark Crystal may be as close as we have, but Jim Henson and Frank Oz's collaboration won't keep many of today's kids entertained for long. Kooky creatures are the lasting legacy of the film; the story doesn't inspire much excitement -- as one puppet (whose mouth barely moves when he talks) is tasked with healing a broken crystal and thus thwarting the impending rule of a gang of other, evil puppets. His journey takes the form of an almost casual stroll through his magical kingdom, as he encounters one outlandish creature after another en route to victory. Overly simplistic, I'll frankly take Labyrinth when it comes to fantasy puppet movies.