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The NeverEnding Story

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Ohnotanothernamechange · 19/07/2019 21:24

Obviously by the most recent series of Stranger Things. Who else thinks this is one of the most underrated films ever? Ive not seen it in years, but I watched over and over again as a child and loved it so much. It also has an amazing, pure cheese theme tune.

It deserves some love and I really need to see it again. Does anyone know if it's on Netflix? It has to be, surely?

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Scratchyfluffface · 19/07/2019 22:29

I used to cry and cry when artax died but otherwise I loved it

pickleface · 19/07/2019 22:32

I was obsessed with this as a kid. I couldn't get over this statues that could sense fear and that you would therefore be scared. I adored the large dog thing. I was quite young and can't remember his name, just that I loved him

Echobelly · 19/07/2019 22:35

Watched it on telly at Easter with the kids - 7 yo DS was entranced. I've always loved it.

Noloudnoises · 19/07/2019 22:41

@pickleface falcor!

NothingTraLaLa · 19/07/2019 22:45

I watched it recently and didn't think it had aged well. It was so bloody depressing too! Although obviously the song is great.

Prokupatuscrakedatus · 20/07/2019 00:33

I (in my youth) and my kids liked the book better, but I do not know if it translated well?

Custardo · 20/07/2019 00:38

me and dh were singing along with strange thngs when we watched this tonight!

i had a pc game too - i reember it was really hard

Courtney555 · 20/07/2019 00:40

Please read the book. I have never been more disappointed in a film adaptation than Neverending Story.

It's my favourite book of all time, the descriptions, the fear that is created, the hundred scenes/characters that are completely omitted or misrepresented. I gift the book to everyone, and they can't believe what an incredible and under read book it is. If the film wasn't called the same title as the book, you'd never know it was the adaptation. They are unrecognisable from each other...

AndNoneForGretchenWieners · 20/07/2019 00:44

I have a vague memory of watching this at my grandparents pit cottage, on VHS. I don't know if it's a true memory though - my grandparents wouldn't have bought a video recorder, but my uncle was fond of a five finger discount and so they could have had a hooky one. I don't associate anyone else with the film though and I only saw it once. It's a mystery.

TeachesOfPeaches · 20/07/2019 00:47

LOVED this film as a child. Wonder if it will ever come to Netflix ?

AngeloMysterioso · 20/07/2019 02:00

I was actually slightly traumatised by the film as a 6 year old child. It gave me nightmares for months.

Please read the book. I have never been more disappointed in a film adaptation than Neverending Story.

Apparently the author felt the same way!

haggistramp · 20/07/2019 02:55

What was the name for the empress that the little boy calls out at the end?

NaughtToThreeSadOnions · 20/07/2019 03:23

If any ones interested in books by the same author i recomend "momo"

I'm not sure the film will have aged well i think it may well be one of the things 80's kids have romanticised. I remeber watching it on the projector at the villiage hall. It was our film.

isitwhatitis · 20/07/2019 03:55

I saw it in the cinema when it first came out, y main memory if it was of having The never ending nose bleed Confused

RedCrab · 20/07/2019 09:07

I found the wolf in the garden bit absolutely terrifying. I used to have repetitive dreams about wolves chasing me up my road and me only just getting to my house in time. It scared me for many years as a small kid. My DS (6) has similar nightmares about wolves (we live on the second floor of an apartment block and there’s about four doors between us and front door downstairs but we regularly have conversations about how wolves would not be able to get in!) So don’t think DS would cope well with that part of it.

Didn’t know it came from an actual book - will have to check it out!

8misskitty8 · 20/07/2019 09:09

It was the first film I saw in the cinema as a child.
Cried when artax died and was terrified of the wolf at the end.

@haggistramp I think her name was Moonchild ?

RedCrab · 20/07/2019 09:13

Wasn’t it Child With No Name or something like that?

Could just easily google of course 🤷🏻‍♀️😆

pickleface · 20/07/2019 09:46

Oh falcor yes, he had such a kind face i loved him

Skiingismylife · 20/07/2019 09:51

bastian gives her his mum’s name.

And yes the book is fantastic and although I loved loved lived the film it is no match at all to the original. YY to momo too. Was a big fan as a child.

My kids scarred by the horse scene - were too young to watch it. It prob has not aged well.

SimonJT · 20/07/2019 09:51

I must have been about eight/nine when I first saw it as it wasn’t long after we moved to the UK, I full on fell in love with Atreyu, sadly the guy who played him has not aged well.

Muddlingalongalone · 20/07/2019 09:52

I have the book on my Amazon wishlist for my 8 year old. Love the story. My art teacher used to read it to us during lessons.
I'm sure the film won't have aged well. Imo technological advances have made an awful lot of that era look dated, but the story will still be cool.

MarthasGinYard · 20/07/2019 09:54

Love the music it makes me cry though

Prokupatuscrakedatus · 20/07/2019 09:56

and then there is "Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch" by the same author.

MsRabbitRocks · 20/07/2019 10:00

What was the name for the empress that the little boy calls out at the end?

Yep, as has been said, it is Moon Child, his mother’s name (???!!!)

Loved that film as a kid. I knew every single word at one point I watched it so much!

Skiingismylife · 20/07/2019 10:04

Oh Well that is the book version then.

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