Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh
George Lucas (Story), Ron Howard (Director), Bob Dolman (Screenplay)
Release: May 1st, 1988
Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby....
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Who here remembers the amazing film Willow? This 1988 piece of magic still lives on decades later in lore and I must say, it may be the most underrated film in Hollywood history.
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All in all, not perfect due to some of the experimental screenplay and naivety to the world that was invented for the film but Willow is still a rip roaring adventure filled with humour and action and some wonderful special effects.