The Neverending Story
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Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
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Fresh: An enjoyable departure from both Das Boot and Kajagoogoo.
- Gregory Weinkauf, New Times, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: ...has enough charm, delight, and wonder going for it to entertain most youngsters, and that's all that matters.
- John J. Puccio, DVDTown.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
While it is defintelty full of nostalgia and larger than life adventure, it is still a bit unfocused and all over the place. Where this film succeeds is occassionally innovative visuals and cleverly designed characters. The Never Ending Story is definetly mixed bag. Screnplay is by far the most cliched element here and does not live up it's expectations. Considering the fact that this was made in 1984, it is still wonderful to look at. But as with all the Petersen's films this is no exeption. It is definetly a film more about style over substance.
- emilkakko, Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wolfgang Peterson's adaptation of Michael Ende's novel, or part of it anyway, by the same name is pure fantasy enjoyment.The NeverEnding Story is not a masterpiece, but that doesn't mean the 90 minutes are complete rubbish. The story is engulfing enough as the protagonist moves from location to location attempting to save the world, all while delivering a good message behind it all.The visual effects are a mixed bag, as there are obvious green screen scenarios; however the creature and makeup effects are good enough to offset that. Overall, the look and feel of the film is a plus.The film is held together by its young stars. Noah Hathaway and Barret Oliver are enjoyable leads and so is Tami Stronach. Stronach doesn't have a whole lot of airtime, but her role is relevant to the story. The voice work for the fantasy creatures are also fitting.The NeverEnding Story is a film to easily get lost in the fantasy and that isn't a bad thing. Put on Limahl's great theme song and give it a go.
- skactopus, Sunday, January 16, 2011