30 day movie challenge

Saddest moment from a movie…
“The Neverending Story”
(1984)

Neverending Story


This is the saddest moment in movie history!!!
A little background info before we get into this dreadful moment.

A little boy named Bastian steals borrows a book called The Neverending Story from Mr Koreander’s bookstore where he learns all about the magical realm of Fantasia.
NES 1

Bastian learns that Fantasia is under threat and being destroyed by ‘The Nothing’ and that the Childlike Empress has summoned the young warrior Atreyu to destroy the evil force…

On his quest Atreyu meets some fantastical friends such as…

Falcor, the giant flying dog thing…

Morla, the giant tortoise thing…

This fabulous racing snail…

This big guy who likes to eat rocks…
RockBiter

This narcoleptic bat and tiny… man… thing…
Neverending bat

And they all get chased by this fucking scary wolf…

Everything goes wrong and then everything goes right and they all live happily ever after! Hurrah!

Except for one…

This is Atreyu and his horse Artax.
Artax Atreyu

NOTHING will ever prepare you for the moment when Atreyu and his beloved horse get trapped in the Swamps of Sadness…
Artax 1

You see, the Swamps of Sadness aren’t just any old swamps…
They literally suck the life and soul from you until you give up all hope…
Artax 2

And Artax just doesn’t have the strength to fight the sadness…
Artax 3

And no matter how hard Atreyu tries…
Artax 4

Artax is overcome by The Sadness…
Artax Dies 0

And a generation of childhoods were ruined…
Artax dies 1

Ruined…
Artax-puddle

If you can handle it… give it a try…

Now look at the flying dog and everything will be ok.

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About johnmcblain

Scottish Musician, Artist & Lecturer! Alumni of University of the West of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Stirling University. My First E.P. released Autumn 2017! Social Media: @johnmcblain

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