"Ah, The NeverEnding Story, a fantastical tale full of dragons, magic, and TOTAL AND UTTER DESPAIR. I honestly can still barely think about the scene of Artax tragically dying in the Swamp of Sadness without getting choked up. Seeing animals die on screen is never easy (see also: John Wick), but the moment when Atreyu realizes that his Auryn protection doesn't extend to his beloved horse in the swamp — and that Artax is slowly getting swallowed up by his own sadness and despair — is nothing short of gut-wrenching. Like, remember when Atreyu just screams out 'ARTAAAAAAX'?!? That is me now as I'm typing this. Instant depression!"
— Quinn Keaney, editor, Entertainment