Neverending Story II
March 23, 2010
NC: Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to. Once upon a time there was a movie called The Neverending Story, and it kicked ASS!
Neverending Story music plays with the opening and scenes from The Neverending Story
NC: (Voiceover) In my opinion it was one of the best family films ever. It had great atmosphere, creative characters, a complex story and some real legitimate drama
NC: So when I heard that there was another movie, I got excited as hell. I loved the first one and I couldn't wait to see another one. It blewed.
Neverending Story II music plays as the title is shown and then several clips
NC: (Voiceover) I mean what a cheap follow-up. For a film series that was so gripping and even challenging for younger viewers, Neverending Story II gave us a really watered-down, half-assed version of it's predecessor. What a disappointment.
NC: So, let's see why the Neverending Story should've (pause) ended.
Several clips showing the actors and characters plays
NC: (Voiceover) First of all I should point out that none of the original cast is in this movie. The characters are the same but none of the same actors played them. I guess you could argue that the actors were too old by that time but if Hermione's breasts...
Cut to picture of Emma Watson from the Harry Potter series
NC: (Voiceover) ...are still in high school I'll believe any age they throw at me.
Cut to scene of Bastian in The Neverending Story II in a kitchen holding a chicken over his head that is stuck to a skewer whilst reading from a book
NC: (Voiceover) So, our first big replacement is the overly-imaginative Bastian, who's played by Jonathan Brandis.
Cut to scenes from Sidekicks
NC: (Voiceover) Yeah, you remember. The hallucinating nutball from Sidekicks. Does this kid ever play someone mentally stable?
Cut to scenes of Bastian from The Neverending Story
NC: (Voiceover) Now granted, the one downside of the first film was the actor who played Bastian. He was kind of a wimp and really annoying.
Cut back to kitchen scene from The Neverending Story II
NC: (Voiceover) But that all changes here. In this film, he's really a wimp and kind of annoying. So I guess it balances out.
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