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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been officially cancelled

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I wasn’t aware that there were any plans for another season, since the cliffhanger set up the events of the film pretty well.

I’m sorry, did we not watch the same series?

There is still a huge gap in events between the series and the film. The Gelfings are still numerous, Deet’s been consumed by the Darkening, the Garthim have only just burst onto the scene, and I think some of the Skeksies are unaccounted for.

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Sure there’s a big gap, but all events are trending in the direction of the status quo at the beginning of the movie.

It’s rather like going from Attack of the Clones straight into A New Hope. The Republic was becoming an Empire, its armies were being made, Anakin was practically evil by this point, the Jedi were on their way out, etc. Sure, there are questions about how all these things happened, but it’s more interesting to speculate than to fill in all this history with imagination-destroying answers.

All this to say, I would have watched another season. All I’m getting at is maybe there’s a silver lining.

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I’m gonna be honest, I do think there’s a decent chance this gets picked up by another network. All the puppets are made, so the second wouldn’t be nearly as expensive.

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NeverarGreat said:

I wasn’t aware that there were any plans for another season, since the cliffhanger set up the events of the film pretty well. It was a fun show to a good movie, but I’m not sad it’s over.

Honestly, the movie isn’t good. The artistry of the visuals is outstanding (for its time), and so is the worldbuilding, but it’s letdown by honestly one of the worst stories on film, and I don’t say that lightly. It just feels like it’s lacking any meat on its bones, which is a shame.

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I thought the show and the movie were pretty similar from a story perspective. They’re both very simple, bare bones if you will, with the show having more characters to alleviate this issue. But I don’t think the story is the draw for Dark Crystal, we’re here for the artistry.

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Of course the world and artistry is the draw, which is why I wouldn’t consider the film to be horrible despite a jarringly dull script. However, when you put it up against the well written series, it definitely doesn’t hold up.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

NeverarGreat said:

I wasn’t aware that there were any plans for another season, since the cliffhanger set up the events of the film pretty well. It was a fun show to a good movie, but I’m not sad it’s over.

Honestly, the movie isn’t good. The artistry of the visuals is outstanding (for its time), and so is the worldbuilding, but it’s letdown by honestly one of the worst stories on film, and I don’t say that lightly. It just feels like it’s lacking any meat on its bones, which is a shame.

Worst? Compared to what? I think Michael Bay would like to have a word. 😉

And dissing The Dark Crystal on Jim Henson’s birthday no less…

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My bad. Worst I’ve seen (I don’t watch Michael Bay movies) and only one of the worst, not the worst. That award goes to The Rider, with dishonorable mentions to Paterson and Waking Life. God that Film Studies 2 was a rough semester.

And dissing The Dark Crystal on Jim Henson’s birthday no less…

Well the script isn’t by Henson and everything else in the film is great, so I’m not really dissing him.

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He does have a story by credit on the film.

And let’s all be thankful the sequel didn’t end up like this. 😛
https://youtu.be/RudzOqb-fRc

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He does have a story by credit on the film.

Figured. Anyway, the film’s fine. It’s just watching the show first the movie’s world doesn’t really draw you in because you’ve seen it all before.

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Yet another reason why (almost) every series/franchise should be experienced in release order, and not in-universe chronological order.

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Having not seen either the film or the series, my instinct tells me that I’d like the movie from 1982 made by Jim Henson himself more than a modern Netflix series.

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I certainly don’t agree with AniStar on The Dark Crystal’s story being one of the worst put to film, but the characterization is pretty damn flat. Age of Resistance is a definite improvement.

Hell, I’ll go so far as to say that Age of Resistance is a definite improvment on Star Wars. It tackles many of the same themes without any of the childish, simplistic bullshit.

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I certainly don’t agree with AniStar on The Dark Crystal’s story being one of the worst put to film

Maybe I was a bit harsh.

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So you guys think there’s a chance the show comes back on a different network?