The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Wolfgang Petersen directs Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway and Tami Stronach in this children’s fantasy adventure where a bullied child reads the epic book of young Atreyu’s quest to protect Fantasia from oblivion.

I don’t think I have watched this start to finish before now. It is a really solid work of imagination. The creature and world building err on (barely) the right side of nightmarish. Probably would have scared me a little too much as a kid. It has a wholesome and well executed message about the power of dreams and reading.


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