Willow Reviews

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December 6, 2018
There isn't a single major character in the film who is engaging.
December 6, 2018
If it evaporates from memory with the airiness of a bubble bath, at least it leaves a friendly glow and a sense of a magical world lovingly evoked.
December 6, 2018
Willow feels like the kind of movie that might have worked considerably better on the printed page.
December 6, 2018
It takes forever for the story to get started, and once it does it holds few surprises.
December 6, 2018
Willow exchanges the high-tech gleam of the Star Wars universe for the low-tech look of a Tolkienesque world, but otherwise it's business as usual.
July 9, 2014
Willow is medieval mishmash from George Lucas, a sort of 10th-century Star Wars tossed together with a plethora of elements taken from numerous classic fables.
March 27, 2019
Willow borrows shamelessly from sources as varied as the Bible, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Wizard of Oz and even from Star Wars itself, plastering it all together in a witless, muddled pastiche.
December 6, 2018
Willow is not without its charms -- the effects are more than special, the set-pieces suitably epic -- but it just doesn't fulfill the promise of certain other fantasy films.
December 6, 2018
The plot grinds on inescapably to its predictable climax, with the viewer fully aware of what awaits long before the events unfold.
December 6, 2018
It's forced, formulaic and sadly lacking in that sense of magic that's at the root of all successful fantasy.
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