Before computers took over the universe, longtime collaborators (and Muppet-makers) Henson and Oz rolled up their sleeves and created the most beautiful otherworldly film to ever zoom across an '80s audience's eyeballs.
In an unnamed land, a pair of young, elf-like Gelflings must battle the evil Skeksis to bring their world back to the power it once held. Though this may sound like fantasy silliness, the sheer power and ingenuity of THE DARK CRYSTAL is unmatched. It's a pure-hearted, imagination-powered journey into unexplored ideas, with the most memorable characters this side of another dimension. From the graceful Land-Striders to the looming crab-like Garthim to that wily, one-eyed heroic priestess Aulghra, the colorful creatures create an entirely unique experience at the movies. There really hasn't been another movie like it, and it holds up better than any other fantasy film of the last 50 years!
If you watch only one thing during your time on this planet, make it THE DARK CRYSTAL. In fact, I hereby declare it waaaaay better than stupid old STAR WARS.
That's right. I said it.