Bastian's wish for a sibling comes true when his father remarries, but he's soon having trouble with new stepsister Nicole and with a gang of school bullies, The Nasties. Hiding in the school library, Bastian finds his favorite book, THE NEVERENDING STORY. Later it's found by the gang's leader Slip, who recognizes the book's power and starts to form Fantasia after his bad intentions. When the chaos worsens, the Child-like Empress requests Bastian to move back to the real world, get the book back, and save Fantasia. Some Fantasia characters accidentally travel with him into reality and get lost in different places. Meanwhile, Slip and the other Nasties spread anarchy. Finally, Bastian gets support from Nicole, who begins to believe in the power of Fantasia.Written by
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Freddie Jones and Julie Cox both starred in screen adaptations of Frank Herbert's best selling 1965 science fiction fantasy novel "Dune". Freddie Jones starred as Thufir Hawat in Dune (1984) and Julie Cox starred as Princess Irulan Corrino in Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003). See more »
Position of the papers and files Bastian drops. See more »
[as the rest of the kids run from a group of bullies known as "The Nasties"]
Why? Who are they?
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At the beginning of the end credits we see the "Easy Rider"-sequence again in the upper half of the screen. See more »
In the beginning, there was The Neverending Story. It is the best film ever made.
Then, there was The Neverending Story II. I'll vent my spleen over that mess later.
And then, there came this waste of film and effort. Hold on a minute while I go throw up.
While it is a clean, safe film in terms of subject matter, the third NES should never have been made. And I mean NEVER. The first two movies covered all the wondrous things within the original book, so I don't understand why this film was made at all. It is just cheesy, stupid, abysmal, and an absolute disgrace to the idea of The Neverending Story.
First of all, what's going on with this stepsister of Bastian's that has somehow appeared? Wrong, wrong. . . Then, what happened to good old Falkor? And most of all, where is Atreyu? If you are bold enough to see this film, that is the one thing you will distinctly notice if you've seen the other two- no Atreyu.The boy who played Bastian was not nearly as obnoxious as the actor from the second film, but he just doesn't hold a candle to the original actor, Barret Oliver.
I have only seen this movie once, because I was informed of how awful it was, and just had to see for myself. It was a waste of my precious time. I hardly remember the plot line or anything important like that because it just didn't stick with me. One gets the impression that this was made as a sort of kid/family-friendly approach to The Neverending Story, because it is just so simplistic, and sacrifices the charm of the original characters and settings for the sake of being funny and entertaining. But trust me, it is NOT funny and it is NOT entertaining. Any NES fan worth their salt would be appalled by this film. If however you are not familiar with the Neverending Story, see the original 1984 movie and read the book and be contented with that.
Do not subject yourself to the torturous nightmare that is the Neverending Story 3, I implore you.
As for a star rating out of ten, I give this film nothing. Nil. Zip. Nichts.
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