#MovieReview: Willow (1988)

Cert:  PG (UK)
Release: 9th Dec 1988 (UK)
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Fantasy
My Rating: 5 out of 5

About The Movie
From legendary filmmakers George Lucas and Ron Howard comes one of the most beloved fantasy tales of all time. This ground breaking 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.- Amazon UK

Willow is without a doubt a timeless classic. And anyone who says otherwise is wrong. I'm only joking (not really). I adored this movie as a child and I enjoy it even more as an adult so when it came on TV on Sunday we decided to watch it. So my 9 year old son got to experience this for the first time and from his reaction during the movie he loved is just as much as I did. 

Willow tells the tale of  Willow who embarks on an adventure after his children find a baby in the river. He must get Elora to safety because of a prophecy that was foretold that Elora will defeat the evil queen. On his way he comes across Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) and two Brownie, Franjean (Rick Overton) and Rool (Kevin Pollak).and together they must keep Elora safe and stop the Queen (Jean Marsh)

As I said this is just a classic! Made back in 1988 this to my kid is an "oldie" movie. I know right? What a way to make me feel ancient. But it's one of those films that never seems to get"old" I forgot just how much I loved it. Certain movies just bring back memories of childhood and this is one of them. It's timeless, full of action and adventure and not to mention it's bloody hilarious. The two Brownie had my 9 year old in stitches. 

Willow has everything that makes a fantastic fantasy movie. Kickass characters plenty of action, magic and an epic battle between good and evil. The casting for this is perfect. Warrick Davis is an outstanding actor and this must have been one of first big leading roles. My Kid knows him from the Harry Potter movies. But to me he is will always be Willow. 

If you haven't see this one you seriously have been missing out. Get onto amazon and get yourself a copy and go and watch now. It's a perfect family movie although maybe younger kids under 5 or 6 might find a few scenes a bit scary. And while movies today the graphics are out of this world. It is movies like Willow that will be loved by generations. 

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