Flashback to a time of magic, a time when kids read books instead of watching YouTube videos. It’s The Neverending Story!
The NeverEnding Story (German: Die Unendliche Geschichte) is a 1984 English-language German fantasy film directed and co-written by Wolfgang Petersen (in his first English-language film), and based on the 1979 novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. The film was produced by Bernd Eichinger and Dieter Giessler. It stars Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Patricia Hayes, Sydney Bromley, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn, and Alan Oppenheimer as the voices of both Falkorand Gmork (as well as other characters). The film follows a boy who happens upon a magical book that tells of a young warrior who is given the task of stopping the Nothing, a dark force, from engulfing the wonderland world of Fantasia.
The film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 80% based on reviews from 40 critics. The site’s critical consensus reads: “A magical journey about the power of a young boy’s imagination to save a dying fantasy land, The NeverEnding Story remains a much-loved kids’ adventure.” Metacritic gives the film a score of 46/100 based on reviews from 10 critics.