Willow Review: Warwick Davis & Val Kilmer Give This Fantasy True Heart

There is something uniquely strange, for better and worse, about revisiting the 1988 fantasy adventure film Willow.

It is one of those films that has an air of nostalgia around it for its effects and designs.

They capture a different era that hadn’t yet fully taken the plunge into CGI spectacle.

However, even as Willow is being reimagined as a new TV series, there is still no dancing around some of the original film’s weaker elements.

Save for a solid performance by a fresh-faced Warwick Davis and the aforementioned effects, it is a film that remains largely generic without leaving much of an impact of its own.

The charm it has mostly comes from scattered small moments, though, the overall experience still remains far less than the sum of its parts.

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