Topic: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Just finished the first episode. Obviously a lot of opinion will have to wait until the last episode, but I do want to watch more, so that's good.
The world is very well realized, the VFX are a mixed bag but when they're not working it's more charming than annoying. Probably because of the obvious efforts that went into the physical effects. Wow.
The Gelfling are interesting. Very good culture building, and I will say they do an amazing job of varying faces such that I can tell them apart instantly, even if I don't remember their names yet. But, man their facial *movement*....aren't working for me. At all. I imagine it's the same problem as in the OG movie, but I was hoping for some kind of update. Part of me wishes they had just cgi'd the faces a little bit. Or gone with a different method. It's extremely lacking in emotional articulation, except for when they clearly sculpted the face to look like a feeling.
The rest of the production so far is great (and it gets hella dark, even in the first episode), but the Gelfling are the main characters, and they're making it hard to get sucked in
Last edited by Writhyn (2019-08-31 01:17:13)