• The NeverEnding Story II actually gave the story an ending. 1 / 9

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  • The first movie was based off the acclaimed fantasy novel about a boy sucked into a story he's reading. 2 / 9

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  • The movie was a major success, but the book's author hated it and sued the production company. 3 / 9

  • This led to long delays in both sequels, and the franchise ended with the widely hated third movie. 4 / 9

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  • The first movie only covered half the book, missing out on its central message. 5 / 9

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  • The sequel covers this passage, where Bastian loses his memories the more wishes he makes and turns evil. 6 / 9

  • While it adapts the ending it waters down the book's message in favor of being a more generic kids movie. 7 / 9

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  • The franchise got a surge in popularity thanks to the theme appearing in Stranger Things season 3. 8 / 9

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