netflix Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

eku zhong

Zhonging along.
Joined
Sep 20, 2018
Messages
270
Location
居留守
SL Rez
2007
Joined SLU
Mar 2009
SLU Posts
15419
ffs August.. that's a lifetime away
 

Govi

feral ballerina
VVO Supporter 🍦🎈👾❤
Joined
Sep 20, 2018
Messages
469
Location
North of Surf City
SL Rez
2004
Joined SLU
27.05.2009
SLU Posts
5294

Free

Kamilah is stalking me
VVO Supporter 🍦🎈👾❤
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
6,075
Location
Underground in America
SL Rez
2008
Joined SLU
May 2009
SLU Posts
55565

Fionalein

an old grumpy cat
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
165
SL Rez
2017
All those series about corrupted leaders and revolutions ... now even in a spinoff of a fantasy classic. I wonder if future antropologists will look back at our time and see a population deeply unhappy with the status quo.
 

Free

Kamilah is stalking me
VVO Supporter 🍦🎈👾❤
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
6,075
Location
Underground in America
SL Rez
2008
Joined SLU
May 2009
SLU Posts
55565
All those series about corrupted leaders and revolutions ... now even in a spinoff of a fantasy classic. I wonder if future antropologists will look back at our time and see a population deeply unhappy with the status quo.
Drama is conflict. Hard to write epic conflict into a happy love peacetime governed society.
 

Bartholomew Gallacher

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2018
Messages
1,615
SL Rez
2002
All those series about corrupted leaders and revolutions ... now even in a spinoff of a fantasy classic. I wonder if future antropologists will look back at our time and see a population deeply unhappy with the status quo.
It happens from time to time, just look back at the prime time of the 70s with the oil crisis: "I am legend", "The Omega man", "Logan's run", "Colossus: the Forbin project", the original planet of the apes series, "The China syndrome" - the cinemas back then were full of such movies.
 

Free

Kamilah is stalking me
VVO Supporter 🍦🎈👾❤
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
6,075
Location
Underground in America
SL Rez
2008
Joined SLU
May 2009
SLU Posts
55565
I binged the whole 10 episodes over Memorial Day weekend.

I liked it. I wasn't bowled over by much, except maybe the set designs. And improvements in puppetry Henson's crew shows since the original film. And a lot of the camera work. And how a lot of the voice work was dead-on perfect.

I'll say the world and myth building and much of the plot mechanics benefit greatly from the expanded time they had to tell the story. However, and this is a big one for me, it suffers from something I find a lot of Henson efforts do. One moment, you have a major character give an eye-rolling "That's what friends do," straight out of some G-rated script. The next, you're watching a handful of other characters - ones we've spent time with and might have built some emotional attachment to - having their life sucked out of them until they literally explode to death. There's just a lot of these odd shifts of storytelling where they don't seem to know who they're telling the story to.

Beyond that, I felt it was well worth a watching. The Skeksis are given some dimension as a species and as characters. They even find a way of drawing out the Chamberlain with a lot of clever, and a few sympathetic, edges. Again, they make good use of all that extra time vs the film.

Meanwhile, Seladon can get bent, permanently.
 

Jopsy Pendragon

Just another pedestrian on the interstate.
Joined
Sep 20, 2018
Messages
427
Location
Hillcrest, San Diego, CA
SL Rez
2004
Joined SLU
2007
SLU Posts
11308
Too early to really talk about it yet. All I'll say is it takes a few episodes to really find its stride after which it's a pretty amazing ride. :)
 

Veritable Quandry

Specializing in derails and train wrecks.
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
Messages
1,074
Location
Columbus, OH
SL Rez
2010
Joined SLU
20something
SLU Posts
42
Just rewatched the original movie and then the first episode. I do appreciate the time to build characters and flesh out the world. And once again, the technical work is excellent. I am prepared for a lot of carnage, knowing that we start the movie with two surviving Gelflings. Helps to build a sense of detachment.

Now just hoping for a renewed Farscape series...
 

Argent Stonecutter

Emergency Mustelid Hologram
Joined
Sep 20, 2018
Messages
1,243
Location
Coonspiracy Central, Noonkkot
SL Rez
2005
Joined SLU
Sep 2009
SLU Posts
20780
I just started the series and already I want to bitch-slap Ograh.
 
  • 1LOL
Reactions: Jopsy Pendragon