This epic Lucasfilm fantasy serves up enough magical adventure to satisfy fans of the genre, though it treads familiar territory. With abundant parallels to Star Wars, the story (by George Lucas) follows the exploits of the little farmer Willow (Warwick Davis), an aspiring sorcerer appointed to deliver an infant princess from the evil queen (Jean Marsh) to whom the child is a crucial threat. Val Kilmer plays the warrior who joins Willow's campaign with the evil queen's daughter (Joanne Whalley, who later married Kilmer). Impressive production values, stunning locations (in England, Wales, and New Zealand) and dazzling special effects energize the routine fantasy plot, which alternates between rousing action and cute sentiment while failing to engage the viewer's emotions. A parental warning is appropriate: director Ron Howard has a light touch aimed at younger viewers, but doesn't shy away from grisly swordplay and at least one monster (a wicked two-headed dragon) that could induce nightmares. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you want a Lord of The Rings or Hobbit experience without diving into 10 or 12 hours of viewing, perhaps this classic is for you! Read morePublished 1 month ago by macfinn
As a child of the 80's this movie is awesome. Reminds me of Star Wars and the magic it can create.Published 1 month ago by Jade
4 1/2; juste un peu déçu car c'est en espagnole et anglais. Mais c'est ok. Je connais le film et je pratique mon anglais.Published 2 months ago by Tatie
I only gave it this rating as I could not watch it with family as it would not play on my blu ray or standard DVD as it said it was from another region.Published 3 months ago by David
It came in the European format instead of the North American. Why that would happen when I ordered it from Canada I am not sure. I was not able to watch the movie.Published 3 months ago by Ed Medeiros
been a fan since the movie came out.. video quality is great..Published 8 months ago by Patrice Gagnon