Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more. Written by
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The animated short Box-Office Bunny (1990) was released theatrically with this movie. That short can also be found on the VHS release of this movie. Though not on the later DVD release. See more »
When Xayide looks out her spider web pattern window at the Ivory Tower, the land around the Tower looks like a wasteland, but later on when Bastian, Xayide ride in the Xobile with Atreyu riding behind, the land around the Ivory Tower is rich in greenery. Later on, when the land around the Ivory Tower is collapsing, the land around the Tower is back to being a wasteland again. See more »
Well, from what you tell me, the Emptiness has found its way into Bastian's head.
It's Auryn, isn't it? It works differently with humans than with us.
Because humans need memories.
So what I saw... was a memory!
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Bavarian State Opera is misspelled as 'Barvarian State Opera' for the Orchestra's credit. See more »
I have to admit I was actually looking forward to seeing this film, especially since I had seen the first Neverending Story when I was a little kid. It was undoubtedly one of my favorites; it was filled with fantastic characters and a storyline that didn't talk down to me.
Then I saw this movie.
I have never been a big fan of sequels in the first place, especially if the first story didn't have an ending. This sequel was one of the worst I have seen by far. It is overly simplistic, and I felt no sympathy at all for this new and older Bastian, who seemed dumber than rocks before the evil witch/queen/woman-with-weird-eyes started stealing his memory away. It wasn't even the same Bastian. Come to think of it, not one of the characters was played by the same actor. I get the feeling that they, even if they were out of work, wanted absolutely nothing to do with this hack-job of a film.
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