But there's a wonderful cameo by Gerald McRaney as Bastian's father. This should definitely be on Top 250. Other interesting characters are the somewhat rude Nighthob, TeenyWeeny, the hilariously typically grumpy old man Mr. He goes to the schoolattic and anxiously reads the book that tells the story of the magickingdom of Fantasia that is doomed to destruction, unless the boyAtreyu Noah Hathaway can save it. People probably look at this movie as outdated, I think it's fresher than anything out to date. He must nothave had a clear idea what age he was shooting for.
People who find that surprising haveforgotten how profound children can sometimes be. I know that those giants used to scare me when I first saw this film at the age of eight. It's very good all the same. Incidentally, one of my few beefs with the first movie is the very ending. A great dead writer, a wonderful book and many literature lovers deserve it. Admittedly it would have been nicer if Petersen had made a four-hour film covering the entire book, but Part I's story is complete enough and works on the screen. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.
When the owner isn't look Bastiantakes the book. He gets tempted back into Fantasia - again stealing the book from the old bookseller, and goes on an epic adventure to help save the day. Before I continue, I should note that I have not yet read Micheal Ende's novel, so I can only judge this film as just that, a film. Had he shot for awider age group, the result would have been fresher and more authenticfor everyone. But the first film is the greatest and will put its spell over your entire family!!!!!!! Bastian is still trying to come to terms with the loss of his mother, thrown in with that he's at an age of uncertainty when he could do with a dose of courage.
Yet the muppet-like characters are presented in an annoyinglycondescending way that I doubt older kids not to mention teens andadults would appreciate. There are strange and fantastic creatures such as the Racing Snail, thecreepy Gmork, Morla the ancient one, the friendly Rockbiter a gentlegiant , the Sleepy Bat and Falkor the luckdragon. That's what this movie does,and it does it ever so elegantly. Some of the scenesare quite scary and violent, making this film inappropriate for youngerchildren. On the negative side, some of the humor seemed a bit forced at times.
Instead of a nothingness that he faced in the first film a representation of people forgetting literature in favour of modern entertainment he faces the unnamed I guess a representation of people not caring about literature again and forgetting the fun times. The movie is thrilling, very involving, exciting, great fun, containslots of adventure, danger, strong suspense, darkness, drama, strongemotions, fantastic and strange creatures, interesting and welldeveloped characters and a great cast. Yeah, it's a crowd-pleaser which I loved as a kid, but in retrospect it doesn't really work thematically. With Barret Oliver Gerald McRaney Chris Eastman Darryl Cooksey. It's amazing how one gets involved into the story.
Film is full of some really lovable characters such as Falkor,the luck dragon, and the Rock Biter. It's no fun using the latter way. While I don't remember it completely, as a younger kid some of the imagery was almost too terrifying, and almost had me crying a softy and gullible back then perhaps, but it being all in three-dimensions and not computer animated. It's kindasurprising that this was her only movie role ever. Bringing him back to our world for the start of the next film is enough to make the entire subsequent story silly and enervating. Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by the neverending story 1984 download the neverending story 1984 solarmovie the neverending story 1984 the neverending story 1984 song The NeverEnding Story movie clips: j.
The last few minutes are the most emotional to me. Hehas the perfect tone for the scene, appearing loving but distant,unable to fathom Bastian's mind. The songs are all beautiful. Fantasy worlds and imagination are wonderful gifts to enjoy, argues the novel, but losing yourself in them to the point of neglecting your real life is a tragic mistake. As a child I thought it was cool and creepy but ultimately fun. On earth, or in the book, life is intertwined toreach the ultimate answer to a young boys fears, and a young warriorsquest. What hedoesn't realize is that he himself is in the plot of the book - he mustchoose a new name for the Empress.
My final point is that this film will do everything the old Disney not a D film told you their films would do. By the way, Iwas born in 1984 and I'm very proud that this movie is from that year. In any case, film starts out as colorful and mystical, and grows darkand nightmarish with every scene, leading to a wonderful message aboutthe substance that keeps Fantasia , and every other world out there,alive. The story within the story, on boy Atreyu in Fantasia must stop the 'nothingness', which will engulf the world unless something- or someone- can stop it. This film was a favorite of mine as a kid, but even back then I recognized that the book by Michael Ende was superior. The majority of the film takes place in Germany. It is one of the best, most beautiful, magical anddistinguish movies ever.
I'm a bit surprised at the heavy criticism this film received. It's just that there's no vision to give them life. As he reads this story alone, in hiding, he becomesenraptured in it and soon begins to feel more than a reader but involved inthe story and is sucked into the world of Fantasia. Another major strength is the wonderful soundtrack, work of GiorgioMoroder and Klaus Doldinger, with that genial synthpop orientation. But all in all this was a pretty good movie and it wouldn't hurt to get an idea of what the second half of the story is all about. It's a shame that it'll probably never be released in the mainstream ever again. .
While watching themovie, one can feel deeply involved in the story as much as Bastiandoes. The music - especially the main theme is great. The film is just the right speed to really feel all the aspects. While the whole book is a love-letter to fantasy and creativity, and in the first half the looming threat of the Nothing is a metaphor for loss of imagination in our society, the last act takes a darker turn: it's a cautionary tale against going too deep down the rabbit hole. I am a big fan of the novel greatest novel I have ever read and that could be why I happen to like this movie. In the original story, there was much more substance.