‘The Dark Crystal’ Review: ‘Age of Resistance’ Is Pure Magic

‘The Dark Crystal’ Review: ‘Age of Resistance’ Is Pure Magic
Move over, “Game of Thrones.” What’s taking so long, “Lord of the Rings”? Netflix has brought “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” to TV, and it’s the bewitching and immersive experience that high fantasy fans have been waiting for.

Jim Henson and Frank Oz first performed alchemy in 1982 with the dark fantasy film “The Dark Crystal,” which gained a cult following in the ensuing 37 years. Now, the spell has been handed down to a new group of practitioners who’ve expanded and even improved upon the original. “Age of Resistance” transforms pointy-faced Gelflings into dauntless, epic heroes and creates a world that thrums with so much life that viewers will also hear the song of Thra themselves. Oh, what a time to be alive and a puppet!

Drawing upon “Dark Crystal” research texts, creation myth short stories, and Ya prequel novels, co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and
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