A TEENAGER SUCCESSFULLY WISHES HIMSELF INTO THE PHANTASMIC WORLD OF A MAGIC BOOK. BUT CAN HE ESCAPE FROM FANTASIA TO RIGHT THE WRONG HE'S CAUSED ON EARTH? INSPIRED BY THE BEST-SELLING BOOK, THIS IMAGINATIVE FAMILY FILM CEL... more »EBRATES THE JOY OF READING.« less
"I got this movie because I was a big fan of the first two, and I expected this one to be great. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. This movie should never have start production. It is geared too much toward little kids, but I doubt even little kids would be amused by it. The plot has Bastian returning to Fantasia to escape "The Nasties", which is some sort of gang. The Fantasia in this movie is very different from the one in the first two. It looks a lot less inviting, and they really screwed up all the beauty that Fantasia possessed in the first two movies. They turn the Childlike Empress into a joke, who even contemplates using the Auryn to go shopping! Michael Ende would die of shame if he were still alive. They turned his wonderful idea into one big joke. This movie should never have seen the light of day."
It only feels like it never ends.
Ross Reynolds | Seattle | 04/03/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The first movie was awesome. The second one was ok. This one is just embarrassing. The only cool things about this movie are that you get to see Jack Black play a school bully, and hear Rock Biter sing "Born to be Wild". Other than that, this is a total waste of time.
Oh, and if they're going to have a different kid play Bastian in every movie, they could at least make some effort to have them look somewhat alike. They all look completely different. He might as well have been black in one of them.
Bad trilogy. Very bad. Just go with the first one, it's the best."
I'd rather vomit and go play in it...
Ann Balay | Nashville, Tn USA | 10/27/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was so horrible, I was going to sell it in a yard sale. Then I thought... 'that means it will be floating around somewhere else in the world." So I decided to throw it away, then thought 'what if someone goes dumpster-diving, takes it, and watches it?" I couldn't live with that! So, I burned it. Bad for the environment, yet good for the general population. The only thing RIGHT about it was that the Rock Biter had the correct, book-version of the name. STILL, if I wanted Cheese, I would have grabbed a bag of Doritos. Mmm... Doritos. ::Walks away to find the Doritos::"
An insult to NES fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mandie | East Taunton, MA United States | 12/10/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The first Neverending Story was and is one of my favorite movies ever made, I can't get enough of it. After the second one came out they messed everything up and this third one is a joke, a disgrace and an insult to NES fans everywhere. First of all the book and the auryn look nothing like the original. Atreyu isn't in the film nor is he mentioned. The rock biter has shrunk, there is a stupid talking tree and poor Falkor looks like he's going to die off! I swear I think the people that made this movie didn't even bother to watch the original. The Rock Biter singing "Born To Be Wild?" You've got to be kidding me?! They should never have made any sequels to this movie unless the original actors, writers and directors were in it. They should have just left well enough alone. Like they say "If it aint broke, don't fix it" I wouldn't spend 5 cents on this movie nevermind wasting [$$] on the DVD."
Mandie | 04/03/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a dishoner not only to The Neverending Story but to Michael Ende himself. He didn't even like the original movie, imagine what he would think of this trash. This movie lacks good acting, a decent plot, decent special effects, and consistancy with the first two. The Auryn is some ugly twisted black thing that looks NOTHING like in the first two nor does it have even a SLIGHT resemblence to the one in the book. Non of the characters appear as they did in the first two, and Falkor has been turned in to a stupid scardy cat. Heck, the rock biter has a musical number and a wife with a heavy Russian accent if that gives you ANY clue as to how utterly BAD this movie is. The third installment is a shame for so many reasons. It doesn't fit the style or feel of the first two, and it also prevents there from being a 4th. What they need to do is scrap this entire movie and make a better NES 3. I will NOT be purchasing this movie in any form, I can promise you that. Stick with the original Movie, and the Tales From The Neverending Story series, those are the best we have gotten so far."