As an adult, I realize that I grew up watching a lot of random things. They certainly explain my love of sci-fi and fantasy, but some of the movies were pretty obscure.
One of my all time favorites is The Dark Crystal. This Jim Henson gem’s cast is comprised of only puppets, and it was revolutionary. A couple of months ago, it made an appearance in theaters for its 35th anniversary, and my mom and I went to enjoy it on the big screen.
One of the best things about going to special showings like this is the commentary that usually accompanies them. Not only did we learn that the original cut didn’t feature much English (changing that was a good move), but also that there’s more to the story: there are two books about the world of Thra.
While I haven’t read either of them yet, I’m looking forward to learning more about a world I fell in love with so long ago.
Are you familiar with The Dark Crystal? What are some of your favorite movies?