Netflix and Louis Leterrier’s big Dark Crystal series is a pretty big and noteworthy deal even if it turns out to be garbage. But judging from this trailer, it certainly does not look like garbage. I’m sure it’ll have its problems like any other show, but they didn’t leave any money on the table when it comes to beautiful visuals, that’s for sure. Check it out:
Here’s the deal. I really enjoy the aesthetic for The Dark Crystal and respect it as a whole. As an adult, however, I’ve found it to be kind of a slog. That may not be applicable here as this looks a whole lot busier than the original film. On the other hand, all that action will be spread across ten episodes rather than two hours, so it could still be a slog. I’m eager to hear what others have to say about it, but I’m not totally sold on this quite yet.
Did you hear any of your favorites from the voice cast in the trailer? Look at this lineup: Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mark Hamill, Simon Pegg, Keegan-Michael Key, Helena Bonham Carter, Andy Samberg… this is a great cast. That alone gives it a bit of an edge.
We’ll all get out chance at this one soon. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance hits Netflix August 30.