Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Trailer

Journey Back to the World of “The Dark Crystal” with Netflix’s “Age of Resistance”

The Dark Crystal is hardly as well known as any of Jim Henson's Muppet or Sesame Street creations, but its cult is extremely devoted. The 1982 fantasy film was not an immediate success, as it was a darker departure from Henson's previous all-ages entertainment. But it gained many fans over the years, to the point that Netflix has spent a lot of money on a new prequel series called Age of Resistance.

The show still features practical puppet work, along with some top-notch CGI for the more magical elements of the show. The 10-hour first season follows three Gelfling (voiced by Rocketman's Taron Egerton, Alita: Battle Angel's Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel) as they lead a rebellion to defeat the evil Skeksis and restore power to the Crystal of Truth and save their planet.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres Friday, August 30.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.