Adventure doesn't come any bigger than this.
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen. Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.
Critics Reviews of Willow – 30th Anniversary Edition:
- “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.” – Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
- “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.” – Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine