series? I’ll feature either a Fantasy book or movie, share some lesser known
information on it and if I’m familiar with it, I’ll share a brief review as
well. The fantasy genre is vast, encompassing epic fantasy, contemporary fantasy,
and more, so this series is full of variety. There are so many fantasy films
and books that are making a lasting impression on society and are worth
discussing, so here I go… Perhaps you’ll stumble on a fantasy gem you’d never
heard of in this series.
Throwback Thursday Fantasy Movie Relay: Willow!
years, so this post with be refreshing my memory. After this relay, I may or
may not want to watch this classic again… we’ll see.
special baby from an evil queen.
children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is
taken into the care of Willow’s family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature
attacks Willow’s village, whilst tracking down the baby, Willow consults the
village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a
task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby
girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan,
the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen
Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Raziel and
the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora
from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from
fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued by Queen
Bavmorda’s daughter Sorsha and the evil commander of Queen Bavmorda’s army
General Kael, whom (written
by Dan Williams).
some familiar facts in the cast, though they were a few years younger.
Warwick Davis, Willow Ufgood
Joanne Whalley, Sorsha
Kevin Pollak, Rool
Val Kilmer, Madmartigan
According to The Star Wars Wiki (Wookipedia),
Willow was briefly listed on StarWars.com as if it was part of Star Wars
continuity; however it turned out to be an April fool’s joke. See the
explanation below from Wookipedia.
novels, indicating that Willow would be added to the Star Wars continuity. Elaborate databank entries were
written which attempted to plausibly fit the film into the history of the Star
Wars universe. However,
two days later, it was revealed to be an April Fools’
thus non-canon. Willow was released on Blu-ray on March 12, 2013.
wrote this film for ‘Warwick Davis’ after meeting him on the set of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (IMDB).
saw it, do you think you’ll check it out. I noticed that it had a 48% score on
Rotten Tomatoes, but a 4 Star score on Amazon. As they say, “to each their own.”
I think I’d like to watch it again sometime, just to refresh my memory. And
what else is going on in your worlds? I love to hear about your days. J