Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N is for The NeverEnding Story

Parachute pants, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Growing Pains, L.A. Gear, Breakfast Club....what do all of these have in common? They all helped define the 80s. Come take a fun "Journey" with me as we revisit the totally radical decade.

I had watched the cartoon version of The Hobbit, and the fun Dungeons & Dragons game introduced me to a world of magic and fantasy. But as a twelve year old, the movie The NeverEnding Story was not only so much fun, but it painted such a vivid world that many kids wished they could visit.

The movie departed from the novel quite a bit, but the fact that the main characters were my age drew me in. I'm not going to bother giving you a synopsis of this awesome movie. If you've never seen it, I pity you! But seriously, go watch it. The NeverEnding Story has everything you can imagine in a child's fantasy world: magic, a warrior hero, a quest, and evil bent on destroying the world.

At the heart of The NeverEnding Story is the message that a child's imagination is something to hold onto. It is powerful, profound, and most of all...inside all of us.


24 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

This is a classic.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many people adore this film. I was in college by the time it was released, so it just didn't have the same impact on me.

Melanie Schulz said...

I made the mistake of introducing my six year old to this movie a week ago and she has been watching it several times a day since. I don't blame her. It's wonderful.

Jay Noel said...

sheena: I agree!

Alex: I was 12, so I was their target market.

Jay Noel said...

Melanie: Time to break out Part 2!

farawayeyes said...

I simply fell in love with that 'Luck Dragon' and I won't even tell you how old I was when I first saw it.

Yep - 'Crusin' was the one. Many, you're good!

Veronica Sicoe said...

Oh I loved the NeverEnding Story!

Samantha May said...

Love this movie! So, so good :)

Writing Through College

Jay Noel said...

faraway: As an adult, the dragon kinda freaks me out a little. And "Cruisn" was a pretty racy back in the day.

Veronica: I knew you'd like that one!

Samantha: I'm SO glad I finally posted something you can relate to. Phew!

mshatch said...

Loved this movie, even tho I wasn't a kid when I first watched it :)

Tony Laplume said...

Hey! Each of the movies in that series ends!

Nick Wilford said...

I never did see it. Now I feel like I missed out!

Jay Noel said...

mshatch: It's a cute movie, and one that takes you back to childhood.

Tony: I know. Kinda like Highlander.

Nick: You need to check it out.

The Desert Rocks said...

Another great classic I missed out on in the 80's. I didn't even have a TV. I was manic.

Dana said...

I don't think I ever saw it. I'll have to check it out.

Rusty Webb said...

It was one of my fav movies when I was young, but I got if for my kid when he was young and we watched it together and I, quite honestly, felt it really wasn't a very good movie. I was crushed over it. I wish I'd just never rewatched it and continued to have my perfect memory if it intact.

Betty Taylor said...

My kids love The Neverending Story. They watched it over and over, that brings back some fantastic memories.

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh yes! It will always be a fave cuz like you I was young. Plus my dog looks like Falcor. :)

Christine Rains said...

Love it! I've always wanted my own Falcor.

moondustwriter said...

This was an excellent story
with great elements

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Jeff Laws said...

Falcor was awesome.

Angeline Trevena said...

This is one of my favourite movies and I still watch it regularly!
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