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NeverEnding Story , The - 28/7/2006 3:14:24 PM   
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Empire needs to retrieve its childhood - 28/8/2006 11:14:44 PM   

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This film brings back so many memories for me its easy to speak of bias. Objectively though, this fantasy film from the eighties is as good as they come - well untill LOTR came. The music score alone elevates this to a 3 star. 2 stars???? Empire did u have a toothache when u reviewed this? you gave Princess Bride a 5 star review and i kinda saw where u were coming from - kinda. but this film deserves the 5 stars surely!

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Brilliant...pure surreal fantasy - 25/2/2008 1:18:00 PM   

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I agree with claudemg. Where's your childhood, Empire? Wake up! This film is a gem of filmmaking, and should be treated as one

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Childhood Classic - 1/10/2008 9:41:24 PM   


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This film does something that hardly any film has done either before or after, and that is the death of the lovable character (i.e. Mufasa, or Bambi's mother). Not to give anything away but this scene is a huge tear jerker for little kids and this is what is needed nowadays! Cotton wrapped modern kids fantasies never have anything that question morals, kids really are more clever than they are given credit for.
The music score is iconic, it was even parodied in Family Guy, meaning it must have been half decent to be present in modern day pop-culture. The acting by the kid as the main character is really good, and believable, showing weakness and temptation.
If Empire is arguing that this has outdated since its 1984 release, surely you could say the exact same thing about Citizen Kane? I know comparing these two films is a bit nonsensical BUT giving a lower score simple becuase it's not as good as today's films is unfair. A film doesnt get worse over time, just the new films get better as they know what they have to beat! Make up higher ratings for newer films then, rather than slagging off the older ones.
This review may be a bit biased, due to my huge childhood obession with this film...

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nes - 6/11/2009 2:46:10 PM   


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Absolutely has something classical! Music and creatures of Fantasia are both really cool!!
Though it's already more than 20 years old it's still enjoyable.

< Message edited by FanaticalAboutFilm -- 6/11/2009 2:50:38 PM >

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Not as I remembered! - 7/2/2011 10:18:38 AM   


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Watched this movie yesterday on Blu-Ray. I have to say I agree with Empire. Not as great as I remembered. If I'm honest, a bit dull. Some things are best left in the mind and kept as fond childhood memories!

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Likeable but dated eighties kids film - 19/9/2011 6:11:19 PM   

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Although tarnished by age, the Never-Ending story is an excellant trip into childhood fantasy nostalga. As Empire has said, these type of films are much smarter these days which doesnt help. However you cant help but admire the old school eighties production and effects. This isnt so much a film that can compete with todays releases but must be enjoyed as a product of its time.

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It is dated, yes, but it is still a classic! - 31/1/2013 7:41:51 PM   


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Considering how we have CGI instead of puppets as special effects now, the film may look quite dated now. Imagination is a very happy thing, and this film teaches us that we need to keep dreaming. If you are into nostalgic fantasy (THIS, H.R.Pufnstuf, etc), you will probably enjoy this! (4/5)

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Empire you're so wrong about this one - 31/3/2015 9:28:40 PM   


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This film is truly breathtaking in its scope, story and production design.
But more importantly, I have showed this to children at movie screenings over the past ten years and every generation of 6-10 year olds that see it are enthralled by it. It is harrowing (Artax) and frightening (Gamorg) but magical and inspiring too. This will stand the test of time as proven by successful screenings (in the UK) more than thirty years on!

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