The Dark Crystal 1982 Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 17, 1982
  • PG, 1 hr 35 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 79 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Dark Crystal, although a Jim Henson puppet creature feature, is no Muppet Movie. Instead, it takes place in a dangerous otherworld where dark forces have taken over, and human-like beings called gelflings are rounded up, strapped to chairs with big needles, and drained of their "essence" for decrepit, dinosaur-like skeksis (pretty scary creatures, but also big buffoons). This movie isn't for everyone, and surely not for sensitive little ones under 7, but for the right kid just getting into fantasy books, this will rock their world.

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