Sixteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby (Toby Froud) when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie).
Another world, another time, another age. The Crystal of Truth, heart of the planet Thra, is controlled by the cruel and cunning Skeksis who use its power to bend the planet's will and subjugate The Gelfling: the gentle and kind creatures who will start the Age of Resistance and thwart their masters' schemes.Written by
Before Netflix green-lit the show, the executives asked for a proof-of-concept screen test. A scene in which a Gelfling discovered a Podling being drained of it's life essence by the Skeksis Scientist was filmed on the Henson lot in Hollywood. At this time the subtitle of the show was "Age of Rebellion" rather than "Resistance". The Podling and Skeksis were filmed as puppets, but the Gelfling was fully computer generated. The test proved that a fully CG Gelfling would look out of place, but visual effects house DNEG (Double Negative) could be used to enhance the puppet performances with subtle additions such as blinking eyes or a slight smile. The official green light was given in March of 2017. See more »
I've been looking forward to this tv-series for a long time, and the wait was well rewarded. As a big fan of the original 1982 movie I was wondering if the series could live up to my expectations. The short answer is YES, and then some! I have watched the first episode with awe!
The production looks gorgeous, the puppets look very much like the originals, but with much more diversity. The puppeteering has been brought to the next level, as the movements are a bit more realistic. Very well done!
But the most important aspect is of course always the story. In my opinion they have succeeded in making an interesting prequel, slowly progressing toward the situation at the beginning of the movie.
If you like the original movie, you will certainly love this series!
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