A sequel to the fantasy-with-muppets movie, The Dark Crystal, has been rumored to be in the works for a good while now. Today we have official word that a sequel is officially on and will mix live-action with muppets and the new, gee-whiz! 3D technology the kids seem to like so much these days. Called The Power of the Dark Crystal, it will take place several hundred years after the first movie and..
…follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.
So first of all, a sun exists at the center of the planet? Really? How does that work exactly? Magic? Don’t get me started on magic. Still, I liked the first movie well enough to purchase the DVD, but I haven’t watched the whole thing in a long, long time. I do remember Fizzgig though. Who doesn’t like a cantankerous fuzzball with nasty teeth? But I’m not sure I’m invested enough in it to rush out and see a sequel.
And 3D? What exactly is that bringing to the table? Aside from the gobs of money to be made by theaters charging $5 more just to see it in headache inducing stereoscopic vision. I’m not sure I get why 3D is such a great thing. Note: I have not seen Avatar, you’re challenge: Convince me I should. Where was I? Yes, 3D. I don’t see that technology being anything other than just a fad that will die over time. It didn’t work in the ’50s and it’s not going to work know because there is no reason for it.
So I’m left wondering if this production, even with the help of The Jim Henson Company, is a good idea or a bad one. Aside from a small group of people, is there going to be an audience here? Will they be able to entice new fans? I don’t know. I do know they will have tough sell to make for me.
Good idea or bad, you decide.
Side note: I do know a bad idea is to remake Real Genius. No one messes with the Kilmer. No one! Except for George Lucas and that was just one movie, thank God.