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The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

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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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)  »

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La historia sin fin II  »

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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,912,124, 10 February 1991

Gross USA:

$17,373,527
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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The outside border of Nimbly's eyes are orange. When he and Bastian disembark at the silver city, the color of Nimbly's eye borders are a dark reddish brown color. When the giants start to rise to the surface of the city, the color of the border around Nimbly's eyes are orange again. See more »

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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?
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The Neverending Story
Composed by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey
Sung by Joe Milner
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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Thank God it ended
15 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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