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55 Movies to Get You to Christmas – #20

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The NeverEnding Story
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“Confronted by their true selves, most men run away screaming!”

    The 80s brought with them loads and loads of fantasy films.  With ET, Back to the Future, Batman, Ghostbusters, and The Star Wars trilogy (the ACTUAL Star Wars movies*), fantasy became the highest grossing genres of the 80s.  One of the lesser known (but still pretty famous) fantasy movies from the 80s is The NeverEnding Story.
    The NeverEnding Story was based on a novel (same title), and when the author, Michael Ende, was so appalled by the fact that the movie was nothing like his book, he sued the filmmakers and lost, which makes me glad I never read the book.  The movie centers around a kid named Bastian who is being furiously bullied at school.  He ends up stealing a book, and hiding out in his school for the day in an attic of some kind.  I wish I could say that the attic full of terrifying cobwebs and skeletons is the creepiest part of the film, but the majority of the film takes place in a haunting fantasy land called Fantasia, which is facing destruction (just wait until you meet Gmork).
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Most underrated characters: ARTAX.  OH MY GOSH.  IF YOU WATCH THIS MOVIE, BE IN AN EMOTIONALLY STABLE STATE BECAUSE I CANNOT AND WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE SWAMP OF SADNESS.

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“The neverending soooodaaa.  oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh…”

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2 thoughts on “55 Movies to Get You to Christmas – #20

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