Year of Release: 1988
Director(s): Ron Howard
Approx. Running Time: 126 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A ROLLICKING FANTASY ADVENTURE."
From legendary filmmakers George Lucas and Ron Howard comes one of the most beloved fantasy tales of all time. This groundbreaking film features stunning special effects, dazzling action and a classic battle between good and evil.
When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned baby, he is suddenly thrust into an adventure filled with magic and danger. 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 (Val Kilmer) at his side, Willow must overcome the forces of darkness that threaten to destroy anyone who stands in the Queen's way!
Normally I don't like fantasy movies, but this is one exception. (I also normally don't like Val Kilmer, but that's another story.) Besides the fact that I grew up with this movie, it also has the benefit of being quite funny and, unlike some of the other films in its genre, it doesn't take itself seriously.
Rated PG (MPAA)