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Parents' Guide to

The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Boy saves books, gains courage in perilous fantasy sequel.

Movie PG 1990 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter movie review by Logan Strohl

While no where near as good as The Neverending Story it still has a Pretty great cast story and score has a great message too at the end a pretty great sequel to the first Neverending Story not for everyone but those who can apprentice it will like it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

Ridiculous, but less violent

This is a decently bad movie with less violence, but there is still a lot of it. Great messages, but main character is a bad role model.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Special effects may seem dated to kids used to Harry Potter and more recent fare, but the cleverness of a story that keeps changing as characters and circumstances require will probably draw kids in. Brandis is an engaging Bastian. Morrison makes an intrepid Atreyu and Burt is deliciously villainous as Xayide. The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter echoes The Wizard of Oz in many ways -- a child unhappy at home is cast into a dangerous mission in a strange land -- but some may find it wanting in comparison. Sticklers may find occasional lapses in the movie's internal logic nagging, including when Bastian is able to revive a dead friend but never thinks to use wishes to revive his dead mother. But those lost in the story won't mind.

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