An unexpected hero must find the fortitude to protect an innocent child from falling in to the clutches of the evil Queen Bavmorda in the fantasy adventure WILLOW, from 1988. Ron Howard directs based on a story by George Lucas, which centers around the unassured dwarf, Willow, as he selflessly crosses miles of treacherous terrain and faces countless foes with the aid of a few unlikely allies. Despite his small stature, Warwick Davis becomes the embodiment of strength and courage as his journey transforms him into an honest hero. Val Kilmer stars beside him as the loud-mouthed thief, Madmartigan, who is given the chance to betray his instincts and fight for good. He is enjoyable, as well, if not overly eccentric. It is Jean Marsh that steals every scene, however, as Queen Bavmorda, the center of evil and corruption in this otherwise peaceful world. She is more frightening than any of the disfigured monsters that roam her wretched kingdom. The path to Tir Asleen presents many dangers, which are brought to life through the creative costuming by Barbara Lane and Industrial Light and Magic's Oscar-nominated effects. Each of the stunning exteriors transport us to a mystical world where these things can truly exist. WILLOW is undoubtedly a classic in the genre, and one that is filled with fantasy, adventure, and heart.
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