James Nguyen owes us something.
We also watched the RiffTrax synched with Return of the Jedi, and given how many times I've seen Jedi, it was nice to see the movie under a bit of a new light.
This evening all five of us headed down to the Alamo Ritz to see a screening of the 1983 feature The Dark Crystal. I assume most of you raised properly on a diet of matinees in the 1980's have seen The Dark Crystal, a Jim Henson feature film that's just an exemplary fantasy flick that may not have even been state-of-the-art in 1983, but is so embedded in classic camera tricks, puppetry, practical effects, etc... that the film is just mindboggling to watch in this day and age. In short - what we'd now create in lush digital, generated by somebody sitting on their duff in a chair somewhere in an office park was actually physically created, with bellows or strings or hydraulics in order to make it work. And when you see that... well, my eyes can forgive the mistakes and flaws pretty when your eye isn't lying to you about the fact that these things are actually there.
|all of this was made as props and set dressing and muppet|
|This scene is just ridiculous|
|this just looks like a really awkward family photo|