A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.
The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.
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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Just as the original NeverEnding Story covered the first half of the actual book, this movie covered most of the second half. The book differs from the movie in many ways. For instance, in the book, Bastian's father never reads the NeverEnding Story, and Bastian "reads" the entire book in one sitting. See more »
When Bastian puts on the invisibility belt for the second time, it's obviously recycled footage from the first time he used it. His motions and expressions are exactly the same. See more »
[after Bastian leaves to get to Falkor]
Who told the boy?
It's all Nimbly's fault! He's always hanging around the machine!
Oh, thanks for nothing! It's always nice to have someone you can count on!
I do the counting around here.
[Nimbly squawks at Tri Face in anger]
No, it's your fault!
[Bastian gets ready to jump the cliff with Artax]
[she rises her hand and unleashes energy]
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They could of done better... quite a bit better in fact
Anybody who thought that the sequel to the 1984 smash hit 'The NeverEnding Story' would surpass it's original in box-office draw and fan count would be 100% wrong!
There is no way ANY prequel, sequel or gatwequel would manage that feat - especially considering the first film is one of the best kids/adult films ever made!
Although the parts of Bastian and Barney Bux are more recognizable faces nowadays then their original counterparts (Jonathan Brandis was a Sequest DSV regular while John Wesley Shipp resides at Dawson's Creek), they didn't seem to have as much 'panash' as the originals.
Granted, they're great actors and play their parts fine, but it just seemed that they didn't appeal to me as much as the previous ones.
Anyway, on with the actual story. When Bastian happens to stumble across Mr. Koreander and TNES book again, he returns to Fantasia to fight 'The Emptiness'.
Auryn gives Bastian the power to wish for anything he wants, however, villainess Xayide (mediocre Clarissa Burt) has hatched an evil plan - for every wish he makes, a memory he has from earth is taken away.
Atreyu is back too, (this time played by Kenny Morrison) and also returning are Rockbiter (now with Junior), Falcore and The Childlike Empress (who's cut, died and curled her hair).
The story is good, but just not as good as the first NeverEnding Story's one was. The special effects are improved a fair bit, and a welcome addition to the colourful cast of characters is Nimbly (played suavly by Martin Umbach).
As I said, not as good as the first, but then, they could've done worse - they could've made the third edition the second one!
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