5.0/10
17,914
68 user 22 critic

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

Trailer
1:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (based on the novel "The Neverending Story" by)
Reviews
Popularity
3,616 ( 1,679)
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director: Peter MacDonald
Stars: Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Black
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach
Drama | Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Griffin, Brittany Drisdelle, Stefano Faustini
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz
Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman
Animation | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy
Free Willy (1993)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen
Hook (1991)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kenny Morrison ...
Clarissa Burt ...
...
Barney
...
...
Thomas Hill ...
Helena Michell ...
Bastian's Mother
Christopher Burton ...
Tri Face (as Chris Burton)
Patricia Fugger ...
Birge Schade ...
Claudio Maniscalco ...
Andreas Borcherding ...
Ralf Weikinger ...
Colin Gilder ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

8 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La historia sin fin II  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,373,527 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The colorful moth-like creature that lands on Falkor's nose is a Schlamoof, which figured prominently in the second half of the novel. They began as sad, worm-like creatures called Acharis, who were the architects of Silver City and whose tears were the source of the acid lake surrounding it. Bastian, in the novel, transformed them into Schlamoofs, who became rather clownish and anarchistic as a result. See more »

Goofs

In the end, when Bastian jumps over the cliff edge, we see his arms coming together so it looks like he is going to dive into the waterfall. In the next shot, we see his arms still out and they do not come together until he is partially in the mist from the waterfall. See more »

Quotes

Atreyu: [as they reach the castle] Do you remember what to say?
Bastian Bux: Yeah.
Atreyu: Make it loud.
Bastian Bux: [quietly] The Earthling, Bastian Balthazar Bux, and Atreyu, the warrior from the Great Plains...
Atreyu: [curiously] Is that what you call 'loud' in your world?
Bastian Bux: [shouts louder] The Earthling, Bastian Balthazar Bux, and Atreyu, the warrior from the Great Plains, demand to see the master of this castle!
Atreyu: That should get somebody's attention.
[huge rumbling occurs]
Bastian Bux: Guess whose? Atreyu, they make strong gates in Fantasia, don't they?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Neverending Story
Composed by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey
Sung by Joe Milner
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not the greatest, but not the worst.
19 December 2001 | by (Sherwood Park, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Never Ending Story 2 did not seem to be as good as its predecessor, however this movie wasn't all that bad. Sure it would of been nice if it had ALL of the original actors from the first one in it and that could be a reason why this film didn't do as well. I bet we would of all enjoyed this movie much better if it did have the original actors in it. I am a big fan of the novel (greatest novel I have ever read) and that could be why I happen to like this movie. This is actually the last half of the book when Bastian visits "Fantastica" and meets Atreyu and all the others. However one downfall was this film seemed a bit distant to the original making it seem like they are two totally different stories when in fact they are one. It just didn't seem to capture all the magic of the book. But all in all this was a pretty good movie and it wouldn't hurt to get an idea of what the second half of the story is all about. But the first film is the greatest and will put its spell over your entire family!!!!!!! I give The Never Ending Story 2; 7.5/10.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why couldn't they just get actors who resembled the original actors? fyfytj
Why 'childlike empress' and not just 'empress'? knsmiley
What happened? schauweckerpsx
Mother's Name Sara926
A really bad movie leciga
Wasn't Atreyu dead? afroqueenisonfireforjesu

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?