The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 Reviews

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September 18, 2019
Dives deep into the world of Thra, giving us a story that expands the world and fantasy in a way that can be enjoyed by adults, families and children of all ages.
September 16, 2019
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 12, 2019
This isn't just a faithful return to Henson's original vision but greatly expands on his world with a remarkable story that stands well enough on its own with a gorgeously fantastic design.
September 9, 2019
The use of CGI... generates a magical aesthetic that brings the universe of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to modernity without losing it's traditional look. [Full review in Spanish]
September 6, 2019
Crosses multiple genres, has high fantasy, real human moments, along with political intrigue and modern social commentary embedded throughout. A must watch for fans of humanistic fantasy. The Dark Crystal is also, um...DARK
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 5, 2019
This feels like watching the Jim Henson Company at the height of its powers, a heartwarming return to the tactile, the practical, the immediate.
September 5, 2019
The series is one of the more pleasant surprises of the year, and I'm shocked at how gorgeous this world is.
September 5, 2019
Age of Resistance is an entirely unnecessary prequel which makes itself necessary by virtue of being f***ing amazing. Go and watch it. Now.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 5, 2019
The new production is missing Henson's sense of elegance, with Leterrier content to remain noisy and needlessly sadistic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 4, 2019
An enchanting magical journey following seven clans of Gelfling. There is a lot of room to discuss how Indigenous people might turn against each other when faced with a patriarchal society.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 3, 2019
This is textbook "Netflix bloat", 10 long episodes that tend not to have any structure of their own and instead dole out small dollops of the main story, with some side roads and distractions along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2019
The puppetry is as fantastic as ever... everything designed and operated by the Jim Henson company is done with such skill and heart that it makes some wholly CGI films look like a complete cop-out of talent!
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 3, 2019
It's beautiful - but it's also way too much.
September 3, 2019
The real problem is the pacing; the show spends so much time panning over landscapes and watching puppets hang out that you can start to lose the plot.
September 3, 2019
It's the bewitching and immersive experience that high fantasy fans have been waiting for.
September 3, 2019
That it feels a lot like a poor man's Lord of the Rings is somewhat unavoidable, but when Age of Resistance gets under its little puppet feet, there's nothing else you can binge that's quite like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2019
Part of me thinks it's a shame that Age of Resistance is so good, because you're so engrossed in the actual show that you don't really have time to stop and appreciate just how much work, sweat, talent, and hours went into making this fascinating world.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 2, 2019
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an epic dark fantasy with great world building and nuanced storytelling. Don't let the use of puppets deter you. If you miss Game of Thrones then you'll love this series.
September 2, 2019
This new series surpasses the original film by far. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 30, 2019
The care, the attention to detail, and the roster of stars eager for involvement are all an indication of just how highly valued Age of Resistance is by its creators -- and how ultimately satisfying it is that the resulting series is a win for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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