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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

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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 Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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book | reading | tower | empress | sorceress | See more »

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Begin an all new adventure as a young boy returns to a world of wonder on the wings of his imagination.


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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La historia sin fin II  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,373,527 (USA)
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Trivia

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. See more »

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The dark leather cord holding Auryn around Bastian's neck suddenly turns into a gold chain half way thru the movie. See more »

Quotes

Bastian Bux: Thief!
Atreyu: I've come to warn you!
Bastian Bux: Liar!
Atreyu: Don't you EVER say that to me!
Bastian Bux: But it's the truth! You're jealous because I have Auryn and you've come to take it away from me!
Atreyu: No, I have not!
Bastian Bux: I overheard you talking to Falkor, so don't even try to make excuses!
Atreyu: You've gone mad, Bastian! Give me Auryn!
Bastian Bux: [holds it] She wants ME to have it. You don't understand nothing. Why don't you just go back and play with your buffaloes, country boy!
Atreyu: Why don't you go back and play hero in your own world, Earthling!
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Dreams We Dream
Composed by Giorgio Moroder
Sung by Joe Milner
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This movie completely destroys the magic of the 1st one!!!!
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 1st "Neverending Story" was one of my favorite movies as a child so naturally, I couldn't wait for the sequel. I was completely horrified at the transformation of my favorite characters!! Although this one was made in English and the first one German, at the very least they could have done was get actors that resembled the original ones. I thought Bastien in both movies was very annoying, but I was heartbroken that characters were changed significantly. The magic and the fantasy of the first film was ruined because the 2nd looked like a "Power Rangers" episode. It was completely awful and I was disappointed in so many ways. LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL!! Do not waste your time with the sequels, they don't have the emotion, fantasy or anything compared to the original.


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