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JHC planning Dark Crystal sequel

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by beaker, May 13, 2005.


Should JHC make a sequel to the Dark Crystal?

Poll closed May 15, 2006.
  1. Yes, take advantage of the new technology

    43 vote(s)
  2. No, don't mess with the magic of the original

    23 vote(s)

  1. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    To Movies205:

    Okay, first off, I never "degraded" your love of puppetry. I never even suggested any feelings you may have regarding puppetry, so get down off your high horse before you fall and break your neck. Your accusation is baseless and invalid.

    Secondly, the fanbase, or more specifically, the fans, have every right to voice their opinions, just like you do, so you may as well get over this gripe right now because it isn't going to change. People have opinions about things they love and they're going to voice them. If you don't want to hear it, ignore them. Simple as that.

    And where do you get off accusing anyone of immaturity while in the same breath hurling some edited profanity at them? Way to be a hypocrite.

    And lastly, I never accused you of being less of a fan, or questioned your fan standing at all, so don't waste my time trying to defend an insult that was never made.

    When I first responded to this intial thread, I was simply voicing an opinion, not setting out to insult and do battle with anyone on these boards. But because you had a differing opinion, rather than just saying, "Well, this is how I feel..." you instead insult me by calling me small minded. Then, to make matters worse, when others voice their opinions you start insulting them as well (albeit using ****). Unless I'm mistaken, issuing insults to other posters is a sure fire way to get booted from this forum, and the administrator and moderators are pretty alert. So I suggest you lose your attitude, accept that everyone has opinions and learn to share yours without being hotheaded and insuling, or you'll likely have a short shelf life around here.
  2. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    I happen to like opinionated people so long as they don't get rude. So Movies2005, I like you. As for a sequel to the Dark Crystal:

    Have there ever been any successful Muppet sequels? (And by this, I mean 'continuation stories' and not 'GMC was the sequel of TMM'.)
  3. DMETxix

    DMETxix New Member

    Thanks for posting that Phloyd456, makes it more clear what this film is all about.

    As I posted in the other DC2 thread here at MC, I'm skeptical when it comes to adding CG into a puppetry movie (especially when the original was famed for being 100% puppets, no live actors), CG-enhancing is fine, but complete CG-characters has rarely been done well enough to suit my own personal satisfaction.

    That said, I'm excited to see the Dark Crystal saga is far from dead, the original is one of my favorite movies.
  4. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    Ha ain't this swell, I was expecting to be banned for inciting a riot instead I got a complement :) Though I just like to say if P I S S E D is profanity then wow.... Also I'm just merely debating as that I think that fans don't really ever have good ideas since usually most would love to stay set in the past and never move forward, no insult toward you but that just my opinion on it. As for getting banned I doubt it, you are close-minded you admitted it yourself. You won't accept any kind of sequel or use of cgi in connection to Dark Crystal.

    Is that not what you said? This is a forum, a forum is meant for debate of ideas, if you can't take a little heat because I got critical that isn't my problem. So you should be prepared to back up what you say because I am. Also when people start to degrade brian henson I'll get heated because I'm a fan of his work. Also if you notice I never directly insulted you or anyone else outside of calling you closed minded which you are by your own words, and I believe I might of called the other poster immature, if that's grounds for banning then I don't want to post here.
  5. Johnboy

    Johnboy New Member

    A dark Crystal sequel? ALLL RIGHT! I love that movie, i am sooo glad there is going to be a sequel with both CGI and animatronics! :)

    I can't wait for it including a rumored animated series which would be cool! but maybe for the animated series they should have it Japanese animated by the director of "Ninja Scroll" or Katsuhiro Otomo creator of "Akira".

    But is Mirrormask a sequel to Labyrinth of sorts?
  6. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    MirrorMask is inspired by the Labyrinth and doesn't use puppetry, it's all cgi and was made on a shoe string budget. Reason it's not a sequel is because there's some kind of rights issue that is stopping them from making a sequel.
  7. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Actually, I never liked Dark Crystal at all and so I have no opinion towards a sequel.
  8. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    I love Dark Crystal but I'm in the camp that believes it's not perfect, I've always found JHC to be a visionary but would of been more effective at times as a producer than a director since his lay-outs and such didn't always flow greatly but his visuals and ideas are leagues a head of anyone elses besides perhaps Terry Gilliam and what not.
  9. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Oh yeah, Henson was a genius. However, I am personally of the camp that prefers "Labyrinth" to "Dark Crystal" (I believe Danny Horn is in this camp as well.)
  10. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    Well I believe that Labyrinth had George Lucas in the producing spot and Henson learn from his mistakes on Dark Crystal because Dark Crystal problem lies within its pacing and pretty much directorial things, so I think a DC sequel could be awesome.
  11. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Active Member

    yes, indeed, could go HORRIBLY wrong.... BUT on a lighter look it may be VERy good! what weve all been wating for!
    But really, the story was what they say "flawed" (mainly because jim henson made the world and music before the story, and made that PEFRECT, so awsome, but the story did lack, especialy after they changed it all to english) I guess, the only big expectation I have for it is the soundtrack, that they can NOT mess up on, Jim Henson put his whole heart into that, its what makes the movie REALLY great, they dont have good soundtracks anymore.... So I guess its best if you just go into it having litte expectations.
  12. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Active Member

    oh, and Henson better not get into the Disney sequil kick, then it will kill all the greats (aka cinderella 2, little mermaid 2, Lady and the Tramp 2... you just cant make a sequil to a classic, well, just for the sake of makeing money anyway, and cuz they ran out of ideas)
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I hope to see the a sequel to Dark Crystal. I haven't seen the first one in a long time. I might have to buy it since I have Labyrinth. I really hope this makes it to the theaters. I would really go see it. Even my dad would love to see it.
  14. edible eye

    edible eye New Member

    Prequel would be better!

    A prequel would be so much better. There are unanswered questions there, that could be explored and made into an interesting movie. The plot for this sequel sounds lame. :boo:
  15. maxdrive

    maxdrive New Member

    I thinkt he CG would be good look at how henson combined them in hitchhikers guide tot he galaxy everything they did in that movie looks so good.
  16. zeldazipple

    zeldazipple New Member

    I don't think they are trying to 'top' the originial, just add to the story. Like what happinging now. I think it would be interesting to see a sequial with the new tech. that's av. now that wasn't 23 years ago this should be a treat. I mean Henson has done some susessful films in the past so I don't think we will be disapointed.
  17. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    WOW!! FINALLY !! :) :)

    However I would prefer a PREQUEL ...

    I hope the also use puppets, not just CGI. Combined FX work best.
  18. count123

    count123 New Member

    Lots of people on here seem to be bashing Henson's directorial abilities. Please!
    He's made some great works and a lot of actor's performances he has to cultivate cuz they are so WOODEN that it's unbearable to watch...until he comes along.
    He is a true visionary and a storyteller. That's what being a director is all about. He has a very specific camera style that is unique to itself in a genre whored by many.

    great director.

    The Power of the Dark Crystal if anything will bring attention to the JHC which means press, which then means free advertisting and marketing which means more $$ for them ultimately meaning more products.
  19. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Looking forward for the new merchandise...!
    We really need more Dark Crystal figures!
  20. jarethjunkie

    jarethjunkie New Member

    OH MY GOD!
    I'm not so sure about the use of CGI though, sure use it to touch it up a tiny bit... but only if its
    absolutely necessary.
    Don't go overboard... it really disapoints the fans.
    Hooray for merchandise!

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