On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. The Japanese edition should be based on the same master by the way. This film is about a young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia. But all in all this was a pretty good movie and it wouldn't hurt to get an idea of what the second half of the story is all about. It feels as if we have entered a sitcom: at the start of the next episode, everything is as it was before.
That's more or less what happens here though. However, it's not nearly as bad as it's made out to be. I'm going to give this one 6 out of 10. But hat is just speculation on my part right now and I think we can only tell as soon as someone has the disc in hand. It amounts to about 6 minutes. And no, I haven't seen the third film, although I hear it makes this second chapter look so much better by comparison.
The new master is the only one that exists worldwide for the extended cut. Kenny Morrison was a fine Atreyu replacement for Noah Hathaway and Xayade is a villain that you'll love to hate. I was completely horrified at the transformation of my favorite characters!! It seems the late Michael Ende was unhappy with the first movie; I shudder to imagine what he thought of this one. Die unendliche Geschichte 1984 Screenshots from another edition of When young Bastian borrows a mysterious, ornately-bound book, he never dreamed turning a page would draw him into a shimmering fantasy world of racing snails, hang-glider bats, soaring luckdragons, puckish elves, a Childlike Empress, the brave warrior Atreyu and a slab-faced walking quarry called a Rock Biter. So the new master that is being made in Germany right now will be the only one worldwide to feature the longer version. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Narrator: Producers: , , , , ».
I'm a bit surprised at the heavy criticism this film received. In fact, some of the scenes might be a bit frightening for anyone at pre-school age or younger. So the new master that is being made in Germany right now will be the only one worldwide to feature the longer version. I've always argued good adaptations can safely ignore minor subplots and characters but should be very faithtful as far as themes go. The kid who played Bastian was pretty good.
In this film, Bastian is older and wiser, yet still has a lot to learn. It doesn't take a scientist to figure out that this sequel didn't live up to its predecessor. It was fairly horrid, for a kid who'd gotten attached to the original at the perfect age. Bastian's Jonathan Brandis rejection of reality, memory loss and power trip here are instigated by evil sorceress Xayide Clarissa Burt. This one just feels more complete and gives you time to appreciate it between dialogue or action. This is a staggering and possibly intentional failure to convey one of the main themes of the novel. The script is full of such clunkers you'll be unable to avoid wincing.
So mainly they cut a few seconds here and the and edited some stuff to make the movie seem more fast paced. Do not waste your time with the sequels, they don't have the emotion, fantasy or anything compared to the original. In 1984 I was 9 to 10, and I was basically any of the 4 boys at the beginning of Stranger Things, which was extra difficult because I'm female. Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. As you can see there are not really any complete scenes cut.
The disc however is region free. I admit no scenes have been cut and the cuts do not harm the storyline or the plot. The NeverEnding Story featured excellent direction, lovely practical effects and sets and an effective script, but famously covered only about the first half of the book. But the first film is the greatest and will put its spell over your entire family!!!!!!! Will the longer version be in English, or are the extra scenes only in German? In the book Bastian's problem is a deep one: wishes take away his memories not because of the contrived plotting of some super-villain, but because of the very nature of the world Bastian finds himself in; because of the nature of wishing, really. I would say that today, it can entertain smaller kids, if you want to use it for that.
No matter how many times you meet her, she wil have no memory of you ever meeting her previously. The Never Ending Story 2 did not seem to be as good as its predecessor, however this movie wasn't all that bad. However one downfall was this film seemed a bit distant to the original making it seem like they are two totally different stories when in fact they are one. I am a big fan of the novel greatest novel I have ever read and that could be why I happen to like this movie. Ende's novel is more sophisticated than it's usually given credit for. It was completely awful and I was disappointed in so many ways. Would be nice if we could get a great definitive version of both cuts of the film.
It's very good all the same. I didn't even feel the pacing was slowed down The Japanese edition is based on exactly the same master. It may not be the best sequel one could hope for, but it certainly could have been a lot worse. Along the way Bastian meets old friends, makes new ones, and learns lots of lessons along the way. He had a terrible speaking voice, which is now reminiscent of Jar Jar Binks to me.