The Neverending Story (1984) Reviewed

The Neverending Story (1984)

The Neverending Story (1984)

Somewhere between The Dark Crystal and Legend, exists The Neverending Story. A kiddie cult-success on video and an early-cable sleeper, it tells the story of a boy locked in a library overnight by bullies where he bides his time getting sucked into a really big book that combines fantasy elements of Oz and Narnia. The kid finds himself beginning to interact with the book (very D&D). At the end he scares off his bullies by chasing them down a city street on the back of a white fuzzy dragon. It still plays well to kids, but its nostalgia factor is handicapped by the fact that it’s pretty silly. Still, at the time the effects were top shelf for a movie without a single star in it. And its heart truly seems to be in the right place. The titular theme song was a very marginal summer pop hit. Some direct-to-video sequels and animated spin-offs followed it.
Watch the trailer for The Neverending Story:

~ by Number5ive on July 19, 2009.

One Response to “The Neverending Story (1984) Reviewed”

  1. Lionel Hutz: This is the greatest case of false advertising I’ve seen since I sued the movie The Never Ending Story.

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