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Willow

Year: 1988
Studio: MGM
Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Bob Dolman/George Lucas
Cast: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Billy Barty

This film had everything going for it - a good director who was just finding his blockbuster feet, a charismatic cast and a story from the mind of George Lucas.

Unfortunately, while Howard does what he can with the material, it didn't come from the George Lucas who gave us Howard the Duck.

Willow (Davis) is a farmer from a tribe of little people, and he has to team up with womanising swordsman Madmartigan (Kilmer) to protect a baby princess from an evil queen. The baby's existence threatens the queen's rule, so the unlikely pair have to make their way through a land of monsters and magic to deliver the little girl to safety.

It could have been an action fantasy romp on a par with Labyrinth, but instead I barely remember a single scene from it.

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