The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

1990

Action / Adventure / Drama / Family / Fantasy

67
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 20608

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Jonathan Brandis as Bastian
Alexandra Johnes as Childlike Empress
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1hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by one-nine-eighty 6 / 10

Return to Fantasia and catch up with some old friends

As with the first film I have watched this as a child and an adult and there are clear differences to the level of enjoyment I get from it. As a child I thought it was cool and creepy but ultimately fun. As a grown-up I have issues with different parts of it. Bastian is still trying to come to terms with the loss of his mother, thrown in with that he's at an age of uncertainty when he could do with a dose of courage. He gets tempted back into Fantasia - again stealing the book from the old bookseller, and goes on an epic adventure to help save the day. Instead of a nothingness that he faced in the first film (a representation of people forgetting literature in favour of modern entertainment) he faces the unnamed (I guess a representation of people not caring about literature again and forgetting the fun times). Along the way Bastian meets old friends, makes new ones, and learns lots of lessons along the way.

My literature purist girlfriend assures me that some of the events in this film pick up what the first film left out when it took inspiration from the source material. She also wisely informs me that the producers could probably put the two films back to back and there would still be about 50% of the good stuff missing from the film.

With the more recognizable star names in it (Jonathan Brandis and John Wesley Shipp), a bigger budget, better effects and more investment in general, I actually think this is marginally better than the first film - not by much before you start sending hate mail - and I have reasons too so hang fire with abuse. A younger me would probably disagree because he loved the first film, it was soo much cooler! The gown-up film graduate in me says that this is a more complete film and adheres to a certain list of ingredients that is required to make a decent family film. (Despite the theft of the book) It has better lessons for youngsters, it has a theme that adults can relate to as well, and it has more of a mysterious tone, whereas the first film was like a chase/adventure movie show and tell that didn't stand in anyone place long enough to fully enjoy it. This one just feels more complete and gives you time to appreciate it between dialogue or action. I'm going to give this one 6 out of 10. While I think it maybe a little better than the first film it certainly isn't as iconic and darkly themed as first film.

Reviewed by rampallion99 3 / 10

Really NOT worth it

I loved the original so much that I wanted to see the sequel, even though I was 15 when it came out. My dad is fond of clean movies and was glad to take me. It was fairly horrid, for a kid who'd gotten attached to the original at the perfect age. (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.)

My dad and I thought it sucked. This was largely because Bastian's main companion in the film is a very poorly executed bird-man. Think crappy Big Bird knockoff who does children's parties. He had a terrible speaking voice, which is now reminiscent of Jar Jar Binks to me. I do not remember Falcor being in the film at all. If he was, they must have spent the entire budget on his 10 seconds of screen time, because the movie looked cheaper than dirt compared to the original. The lack of interesting scenery added to how boring it was.

The kid who played Bastian was pretty good. This redeemed nothing, however. The film was too crappy. I would say that today, it can entertain smaller kids, if you want to use it for that. 6 or 7 year olds, at most.

Reviewed by mr_waterfall 8 / 10

Totally underrated.

Jonathan Brandis i think is highly underrated and sadly died. He looks cool, a face hard to miss, just saying. I really like this movie and sad to always see movies that are soo cool, or interesting be so bad, its like it fits in there, with Resident Evil extinction and The 3rd chapter or some other Dumb movies that are really bad. This movie has cool flow to it either tied or 2nd to the first one its clearly got the near same people on it and has that same feel of the magical wonders of Fantasia and i don't see why its hated so much when there is real crap to hate. I love this movie and Rockbiter, and just its so cool and don't care if it drops down far i for me i love this movie, and if others cant see the greatiness in it then i done my best. Its not as bad or even bad as people say they just look to much into the 2nds compared to the firsts. Same as Jurrassic Park 2. That movie has more dinos, more action, more death, it even enters a CITY! I love it as or tied with the original. High exspectations i think really high.

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