Adventure doesn’t come any bigger than in Willow, a whirlwind of magical fantasy and action from producer George Lucas and director Ron Howard.
“Lots of fun … filled with enough charm, excitement and good humor to please most any fan of Tolkien-inspired quest flicks.” – Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned baby floating in a river, he becomes the child’s reluctant protector and is suddenly thrust into an adventure filled with danger and wonder. According to an ancient prophecy, the sacred child is destined to end the reign of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). Now, with only a single swordsman named Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) at his side, Willow must overcome the forces of darkness that threaten to destroy anyone who stands in the Queen’s way! Three-headed dragons, skull-faced monsters, body-morphing magic and a group of tiny heroes all add up to a non-stop thrill ride for the ages – and for ALL ages – in this ‘80s fantasy classic. (Dir. by Ron Howard, 1988, USA, 126 mins., Rated PG)