The Neverending Story Reviews
The House of Empress is an interesting look, oblong amidst a sunset. Inside, some great design, double-faced mask, triple-headed woman, big heads like you'd see at a Mardi Gras parade.
A fairly conventional children's fantasy tale. Pretty much a join-the-dots adventure story set in an imaginary land, complete with wizards, dragons and similar things.
I was hoping for an enchanting, engaging story but this is pretty much plot-driven, and its just your usual made-for-kids rambling plot.
Special effects look dated now but were probably quite good for their time.
Has its moments but mostly quite dull. Kids should love it though.
Despite its somewhat sappy story-line, it has darker overtones than one would expect for its target audience. However, as this is a European film, this is not surprising. Certain scenes, such as the horse in quicksand are particularly poignant. Scenes like these evoke empathy from an audience and set this film apart from other children's films from this era.