Jason43
1494 Posts
17 years ago
Not sure how I feel about this. Using excessive cgi would defeat the purpose IMO. I'd also want to see Frank Oz directing.
    Jason43
    1494 Posts
    17 years ago
    I don't think I'd be ok with cgi backgrounds either. With movies like DC, those fantastic sets are part of the magic. Its like if they actually made Goonies 2, it just wouldn't be the same with cgi backgrounds. Knowing that the outstanding sets that I am seeing were actually real at somepoint and that the characters were actually interacting with them means alot with movies like that.
      System
      79987 Posts
      17 years ago
      Not sure how i feel about that either.... the realistic puppetry is what made the original so cool.... making it CGI i feel it won't have the same visual effect.

      I still love the original :-D
        Kray
        865 Posts
        17 years ago
        I tend to agree with the idea that CG is just not the same as the good ol' Jim Henson puppetry. I personally see CG effects as being a bit overused lately. Not that I don't like it, it's just that it's really easy to tell now what's CG'd into the movie and what's real, and it's kinda distracting. I was dissapointed when I saw Spiderman and noticed that only about 1 or 2 of the fightscenes were real and the rest were all CG. I don't know, it just takes from the coolness of a fight scene when you can tell that it's not real at all.

        I will definately see this movie, but if they aren't using puppetry then it'll seem like a completely different movie instead of an actual sequel, at least to me it will.

        Which reminds me, I should watch this sometime this weekend. I still have it on VHS :)

        anyway, 3D CG animation is really cool in all, but I prefer to also see the use of other mediums that are still cool when appropriate, like 2D animation, Claymation, puppetry, and stunt doubles.
          System
          79987 Posts
          17 years ago
          If they do a sequel with CGI they might as well just make the new movie an animated movie then maybe I could accept it. But if they are gonna do it live action but with CGI it does totally ruin the point. It's magic cause it was muppets, otherwise just do a cartoon spin off if your gonna waste talent like that.
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            bleukeekat
            407 Posts
            16 years, 11 months ago
            oh god, this is the first im hearing of it..oh god...no henson, no froud, no oz? how will this be good at all, hensons daughter producing..oh god...

            i got this post of imdb, this pretty much sums up my opinion:

            --"Jim Henson emphatically did not want a sequel to The Dark Crystal by his or any other hand. He felt very strongly about that."
            http://www.angelfire.com/ar/Ardelli/DarkCrystal.html

            I don't want a sequel either and I am going to do everything in my power to stop it from happening. This probably means nothing.

            The Jim Henson Co has chosen the path to the Dark Side of the business.
            It shall join Disney in hell.--

            of course that was in 95 and it was that guy trying to hawk his script...ten years later...sigh
            miaow >^..^<

            Oh dear I've re-dorkulated!
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              RaZZu
              408 Posts
              16 years, 11 months ago
              It could be good if done like Farscape series. I watced every episode.
              And now for something completely different................
                cquinniey
                454 Posts
                16 years, 11 months ago
                It doesn't matter to me if the sequel is done with CG or Puppets just as long as the story is good. What I liked most about The Dark Crystal are the creatures and landscapes.
                  Jason43
                  1494 Posts
                  16 years, 3 months ago
                  Just read that Genndy Tartakovsky(the guy who did Samarai Jack and Clone Wars) is going to be directing this. It might have a chance to be decent afterall.
                  Link: http://aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=22348
                    Jason43
                    1494 Posts
                    15 years, 11 months ago
                      System
                      79987 Posts
                      15 years, 11 months ago
                      Nice to see they didn't abadon the idea. I'm mixed on the CG part of it though. I think a CG realistic type movie (Non Pixar/Dreamworks) would be really interesting, But I also remember how badly that Final Fantasy movie failed. :?
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                        TV1985
                        386 Posts
                        15 years, 11 months ago
                        hordak
                        You guys probably know this already but a Dark Crystal 2 (The Power Of The Dark Crystal) is in the make. Not sure how I feel about that though, since they'll most likely use cgi instead of puppets (+ the first one was neatly wrapped up). Ah well, I guess we'll have to wait and see what the Henson factory'll pump out..

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                        I hope that they'll use puppets like on The Dark Crystal. No CGI.
                          maxdrive
                          581 Posts
                          15 years, 7 months ago
                          You know on muppet central they also said that tokyo pop is coming out with a labyrinth and dark crystal mangas
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                            jemgirl86
                            623 Posts
                            15 years, 7 months ago
                            I glanced at the lab. manga, it didn't have very good art :( otherwise I would've been all over it. So slightly more back on topic, has anyone heard anything new about this dark crystal sequel? Its been a while since I've heard anything about it
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                              SnowballMan
                              132 Posts
                              15 years, 7 months ago
                              Why must Hollywood keep whoring out my childhood memories!?!
                              :(
                                System
                                79987 Posts
                                15 years, 7 months ago
                                SnowballMan
                                Why must Hollywood keep whoring out my childhood memories!?!


                                Because that's what the 21st century is all about. :(
                                  demonslayer
                                  659 Posts
                                  15 years, 7 months ago
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                                  SnowballMan
                                  Why must Hollywood keep whoring out my childhood memories!?!


                                  Because that's what the 21st century is all about. :(


                                  Besides where is the fun in that
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