@Tanmann wrote:In a strange way I kind of liked the rushed and patchy element of the first Neverending Story, because in an odd way, it made it feel a bit like a Classic Doctor Who episode and like it was chasing some high-art aspirations.
However these days I tend to think it'd be nice if someone actually had a go at remaking the first film and actually going full hog by making it an adaptation of the whole book, including the second half of it where Bastian turns bad and Fantasia falls into civil war.
I'm pretty sure I saw II at the cinema at the time. I might give it a curious look one day.
I believe the German version of the first film is slightly longer and less choppy. I honestly don't mind the idea of a remake anymore. The second movie covers a lot from the second half of the book, but the Battle for the Ivory Tower section isn't included. I'd love to see something like that on the big screen.
I certainly think NES II is well worth a watch. 1990 was a really solid year for movies in general.