Willow | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 11, 2013
entertainment value
An epic fantasy on a smaller scale (sorry, that was a pretty bad joke). Not the greatest Ron Howard film, but acceptable on most fronts.
genre Adventure | Fantasy
synopsis 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. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.
lead actors Warwick Davis | Val Kilmer | Joanne Whalley | Jean Marsh | Patricia Hayes | Billy Barty | Pat Roach | Gavan O'Herlihy | David Steinberg | Phil Fondacaro | Mark Northover
director Ron Howard