Willow - Special Edition DVD CoverLast week I wrote a post telling you a story about hearing a piece of music that brought back some memories. I went on to tell you about the movie that this music was in, Labyrinth. Shortly after that post I headed over to Amazon and placed an order for a few of the movies I remembered from my youth.

A few days later my package arrived and I eagerly opened it up to see the latest additions to my modest movie collection. Soon after checking out my order, I started making dinner and awaited my wife to come home from work.

When she returned I asked her if she was up to watching a movie with me. Her response, “I’m sorry but I’m not watching The Goonies”. I realized that I left the movies on the kitchen table and the movie that she mentioned was sitting right on top. I tossed The Goonies aside and asked her to pick between Willow and Labyrinth. She opted for Willow, which we began watching shortly after dinner.

The movie Willow is based on a world of fiction. The main character, Willow, is played by Warwick Davis. He is a little person of the Nelwyn race. One day his children find a baby in a river and bring it to their fathers attention.

The baby is special in that the prophecy says that it will destroy the evil queen Bavmorda and restore peace and harmony to the land. Queen Bavmorda is aware of this and takes steps to retrieve the baby. After dogs tear apart the Nelwyns village in search of the baby, a decision is made that Willow must take the child to a far away castle where she will be protected.

Along the way Willow meets a few other characters which makes for an interesting story. One of those characters is a swordsman, played by Val Kilmer, who helps Willow protect the child throughout his journey.

I enjoyed seeing the movie for the first time in years while my wife was not so entertained. This was the first time she saw the movie and chalked it up as another one of those “weird movies that I like to watch”.


Willow Trailer

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