2.5/5 The Neverending Story is one of my all-time favorite books, alongside with Ende’s Momo. The poor execution of this film is unfortunate and there were plenty more elements which could have been portrayed. The visual aspect of Fuhur is terrible, butchering the image and personality of perhaps the most fascinating character in the story.
I find it incredibly hard to rate this one since the novel it is based on is my favourite book ever and it reminds me so much of my childhood. I don't think, it does justice to the book and rewatching it in 2016 it's really nothing special but at least as a child I used to enjoy it a lot.
This film has a very cool design work, but the story is a bit rewinded. As a fantastic saga, I really dig some characters - but it loses me in its second half. At the end, the type of cinema I will screen to my children (if I ever have one or two of them), but won't watch again alone. That being said, I wish there were more films with these fantasia folks, they trully are something.
What a nihilistic piece of misery! It's a beautiful film, product-wise, but this depressing metaphor for grief is a downer. From the ham-fisted breakfast, the film doesn't shy from discussing the idea of moving on from death. Your heart may break w/ Artax & excited in the last 5 minutes, but when this self-serious film climaxes w/ "Moonchild!," it's hard not to hang your head in shame. Watch Song of the Sea instead!