A Story Without End

While arguably as much novel-length storybook Fairy Tale and less a straight Fantasy, NeverEnding Story ranks high on my mental “Fantasy Movie chart”. It doesn’t really matter if the book was better or not, as they’re very different mediums with different needs and requirements, and have both become classics in their own right. A personal chart is so very subjective: there’s a lot of bad Fantasy movies and precious few good ones, and even the “good” ones can be pretty bad, requiring a lot of clarifies (“good for a popcorn flick” or “good for ’80s fantasy”). I recognize that Willow as an adequate film at best, but I enjoy it nevertheless, and look forward to watching it with my son in a few years.