Any who back to the review..
Dark Crystal, Directed by Jim Henson (1982). A Beautiful journey is taken as we follow a young Gelfling named Jen on his quest. " it succeeds as a sequence of strangely beautiful, almost mesmeric images made from a kind of composite mythology". (marginal gloss.2009)
Dark Crystal like the never ending story is a 80's fantasy movie. Aspects of this movie and James Cameron's "Avatar" Can been seen as similar do to the fruitful, vast scenery we see and the creatures that resemble those underwater like plants.
Not only was the scenery and the detail on the characters atmosphere setting, but the music also had the power to lure you in with its desperate sad tune.
We are introduced to the Skeksis and The mystics, both display a certain group of people.
*Considering them as vain is ironic that they are "Putrid Lizards"*
We seen the new ruler ridding a slave of "Fears,thoughts and essence". It restores his skin to something somewhat nice and smooth, but once he finds it was only a quick fix and not permanent he takes the failure out on his scientist. meaning they're rash too, seemingly having every bad quality a person could have.
Compared to the mystics however, they appear more like Gypsy's. Their home is dusty, walkways made from well-crafted logs, homes inside little crators within thier rocky temple. They seem more in-tune to each other, and are reserved, and paradoxically
they are the strongest our of the two, we see this near the end of the movie when their long travel gets them to the gates of the castle, where the beetle-guards block their path and all they do is chant and they seem to , deactivate.
The movie contains such innocence along side sadness, even when nothing sad has happened the pretense has already been set within the first 5 minutes of the film.
However where we meet Kiera, its a forest that looks endless, there is more than the eye can absorb. The forest while looking unique slightly resembles the rainforest's.
you can see this in the colours used in Kiera's forest, all the Tree's appear to be moving, breathing almost. putting the emphasis on "The jungle's alive".
The home of the Galeflings, though in "ruin" was a wondrous broken stone temple, which had a stone throne, with moss sprawled amongst it.
Hieroglyphics where also found on the wall, well preserved. Showing they like the mystics were "well educated"...
Once both Skeksis and Mystics "Became one" they formed into giant entities, transparent white with a white luminous glow; the castle also changed(Crystal castle), its here we see that the castle reflected its owners appearance.
"The Dark Crystal" controlled the world's scenery, in which case it was dark dreary and dead, but once its 'creator(s)' joined once again, the "Crystal of truth" set the world back to being lifeful.
*This does also point out the fact the crystal was only a powerful vessel, and could be changed to do good or evil depending a situation..*