The NeverEnding Story II: the Next Chapter

  • U
  • George Miller (1) (1991)
  • Ger / US
  • 85 min
The NeverEnding Story II: the Next Chapter
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Bastian returns (this time played by Jonathan Brandis) for another adventure in the imaginary land of Fantasia in this frankly disappointing sequel to Wolfgang Petersen's English-language debut. Australian director George Miller (not the Mad Max one) assumes the storyteller's chair only to find that, for all its empresses, towers and enchanted creatures, he's been given a rather dull tale to relate. He does what he can with some engaging special effects, but Brandis is too feeble a hero to get excited about. The memory-snatching Xayide is a different matter, however, and played with pantomimic gusto by Clarissa Burt.

Plot Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Jonathan Brandis as a young boy who embarks on a quest to save the magical realm inside the pages of a book from the machinations of an evil queen.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bastian
Jonathan Brandis
Atreyu
Kenny Morrison
Xayide
Clarissa Burt
Childlike empress
Alexandra Johnes
Nimbly
Martin Umbach
Barney Bux
John Wesley Shipp
Mrs Bux
Helena Michell
Tri Face
Chris Burton
Koreander
Thomas Hill

Crew

Director
George Miller (1)

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video
Certificate U
Categories
Childrens
Drama