I was at Kmart the other day and decided to go through a movie bin. In this movie bin was a kids pack DVD of ten movies. I looked at the cover and saw that two of these movies were The Thief and the Cobbler and The Never Ending Story 3. My initial reaction to this discovery was “I’m getting this!” I’ve never seen the third Never Ending Story movie but I do remember watching the trailer on a movie years ago.
I have seen both Never Ending Story 1 and 2. They are both great films and I plan on owning both one of these days in the near future. So when I bought the kids pack I was excited to get home and watch the third installment. Plus it had the guy from Free Willy and a skinny Jack Black. I even did my best to remember as much as I could of the other to films.
Sadly after watching the movie I sort of regretted buying it. Compared to the first two IT’S AWFUL. The acting sucks. There are corny lines spoken. Falcor looked so much more like a dog than a dragon. The story really didn’t have much to do with Fantasia and the rock people were nothing like they were in the other films. I’m sorry but when the trailer is more entertaining than the full length film, something is wrong.
I think at one point during the film it became a musical. After I finished watching the film I decided that I wasn’t going to get rid of the movie and that I will watch it again. I just won’t get addicted to watching it like I do to so many other things from my childhood. One thing is for sure though, I need to buy the other two films. Just so that my childhood can be satisfied once again.