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A Fantastic Adventure,
This review is from: Neverending Story [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Bastian is having a hard time dealing with his mother's death, school, and bullies. Granted, the fact that his father doesn't know what to do isn't helping matters. His only escape is the world of his imagination. One day, he hides in an old bookshop to get away from the three bullies chasing him. It's there he finds a book that isn't safe for him to read. See, the story won't end when he puts the book down. Unable to resist, Bastian borrows it and hides in his school attic to read. It's the tale of a warrior on a quest to save his country from the Nothing. But the more Bastian reads, the more he finds himself drawn into the story. Might he be called upon to save the day?
I had heard ravings about the movie since it came out. I only now got a chance to watch it. I must say even though I knew almost everything about it, I really enjoyed it. It certainly has an 80's feel to it between the costumes, music, and special effects. Looking past that, I found myself getting caught up in the story waiting for Bastian to save the day. My biggest complaint is how abruptly it ended. I felt it needed at least another few minutes to resolve some things in Bastian's life. Of course, I see that this was only half the book, which actually makes all that make sense.
Little kids could be scared by some of the things in the story, but older kids will enjoy this fantasy escape. It may be dated, but it's still fun.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2011 14:47:32 BDT
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Mr. T. D. Mcgready says:
when i first seen this film the year it came out i got right into it and went right along with it and i know its only a story but it did help me with what i was going through in the real world as i lost my mum to cancer and at school as a young boy i was bullied and i just wanted to get away to my own world a world alot like the world in the never ending story and believe it or not but when i did the film did help me alot and put things right in my life so a fab great film for many others like me a PETER Pan at heart and it has everything in it that makes one great movie and explains alot and a film for all to see a classic like Peter pan for all time and will last to show many others what a true family film is all about so for all who have not seen it dont leave it till to late see it soon and you will be glad you did as many others did.
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