Ron Howard (1988)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Despite the input of Star Wars guru George Lucas, this is a rare misfire from Ron Howard, the hit director of Parenthood, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind. It's more Wallow than Willow as the former Happy Days star takes too long mating the Saturday-morning-pictures wonderment of Raiders with the Tolkienesque elfin-twaddle of Lord of the Rings. It's forced, formulaic and sadly lacking in that sense of magic that's at the root of all successful fantasy. Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley star in a tale about a baby whose safekeeping will overthrow an evil empire, but they never look comfortable in their roles.



Cast & Crew

Madmartigan Val Kilmer
Sorsha Joanne Whalley
Willow Ufgood Warwick Davis
Queen Bavmorda Jean Marsh
Fin Raziel Patricia Hayes
High Aldwin Billy Barty
General Kael Pat Roach
Airk Gavan O'Herlihy
Meegosh David Steinberg
Burglekutt Mark Northover
Rool Kevin Pollak
Franjean Rick Overton
Director Ron Howard
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray