Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The NeverEnding Pain...

In case you didn't notice with this week's article, the NeverEnding Trilogy hurt me a lot. I find no shame in confessing that it might have been the worst movie marathon I've ever done. Not because the films were terrible terrible (though Part 3 is definitely in my bottom 10), but because the first one was so good. It's like being lifted by angels so that you can later by thrown into pits of broken glass and ants.
I'll get over it.
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I'll also probably revise this week's article when the anger/pain inflicted by the trilogy isn't fresh in my mind. You know, so I'm not a complete negative nancy, as my grandmother would say.
-jared

Btw, Racing Snails make everything better.
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8 Comments:

Blogger Scarecrow said...

I TOTALLY AGREE with you about both of the Never Ending Story sequels... They UTTERLY sucked ass! They lacked the imagination and emotion of the first movie and were f***ing retarded.

If I'm in the right mood, I can tolerate the 2nd one (which is RARE because everything in that movie is utterly dumb with the exception of the pond-or whatever-made of acid), but the 3rd one is just retarded beond words... I hate everything about that movie (except Jack Black, but even he's pushing it because I can't stand his mono-brow).

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree as well that the sequels suck. the original even sucks if you read the book. i understand that many books are ruined by thier movies but this was overkill. i think the first sequel however was trying to make up for the fact they only covered 6 chapters of a 26 chapter book in the first movie. a lot of the elements in the second movie were parts of the book that were ignored. the third movie however was completely going against the original book considering the premise of the nothing was that everytime someone in the real world lies a character in fantasia turns into that lie. If the characters were to come to the real world they should have transformed into lies. i suggest reading the book if you ever have time. I enjoyed the movie when i was a kid too young to read but the book brings you to a new place.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Bitsmix said...

You have no idea how much I love you for having written this :).

I do prefer the book over all the movies, but the first one was pretty awesome in terms of a movie. I still watch it myself from time to time. The others. . . they just suck ass. Too bad they couldn't follow the book through for the other two . . .

The interesting thing is, I think, that if a film were to be remade now, and not on the premise of being a children's movie, but rather an "adult-oriented" film (as the book is not exactly a children's story either,) it would kick some major ass. Lots of deep points that would make for amazing cinema :).

But then, there is a soft spot in my heart for Falkor and racing snails <3.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Collin said...

Hey, congratulations! Your topic was picked for this weeks Illustration Friday.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

The weird thing is, my friends and I been discussing this movie lately. (We’ve been on a whole 80s fantasy movie kick for a few months.) You didn’t have those cameras reinstalled did you? I don’t want to have to get another court order.

I was obsessed with the original flick. My friends and I were among those pre-teens that went to the theater to see this, and the only thing I remember about the movie was that Atreyu, at some point, said “today is a good day to die*,” and my best friend dropped hard candy on the cement theater floor that skittered loudly down the theater’s slight incline causing all of the people in front of us to turn around and stare. It’s not a good sign when that minor embarrassment was more memorable than the film.

* The only reason I remember Atreyu saying this was because we found it so outstandingly odd that we began saying after everything that could cause potential discomfort. “What’s the cafeteria serving today?” “Mac and cheese.” “Ah. Well, today is a good day to die.” If I remember correctly, this got us into trouble once for being overly morbid. If they only knew …

12:02 PM  
Blogger Scarecrow said...

LMAO! That's funny! (About the mac & cheese and dieing...) I think I'm gonna steal that idea!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I applaud your ability to stay conscious for 2 and 3. You know me, theres only one kind of movie I love more than "kids" movies and epic movies, and I couldn't stay awake for 2 or 3 they just sucked too bad.

On a another note. You never call anymore. I miss you. I haven't heard from R in a while either.

~The Tiffany

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