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Top 5 Movies with Muppets or Puppets

Top 5 Movies with Muppets or Puppets

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4. The Dark Crystal (1982)

Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. A thousand years ago, this land was green and good – until the Crystal cracked.

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“The Dark Crystal” (1982)

1982, Jim Henson and Frank Oz co-directed “The Dark Crystal,” a British-American fully-muppet fantasy film that would become an icon for it’s genre. When the almighty Crystal is broken, the wicked Skeksis invade and pillage the Gelfling Kingdom, killing or enslaving their entire population. Amid the chaos, Two of the Gelflings survive, Jen and Kira. Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, while Kira grew up amongst the swamp-dwelling Podlings. Jen, sets out on a quest to restore the homeostasis of the mythical Gelfling kingdom by returning a lost shard to a powerful (one may even say Dark) but broken… wait for it…. crystal. Who can deny that Jim Henson, who is debatably the father of modern-puppeteering, alone would easily qualify this 100% Muppet-filled film to make the Top 5. If that is not enough, ’90’s electronic music pioneers, The Crystal Method even sampled the above-mentioned quote for their highly popular “Trip Like I Do” track on their “Vegas” album.


Watch “The Dark Crystal” in its entirety below!

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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