[School of Movies 2020]
Our Winter commissions season begins with this cult classic fantasy from 1988. Largely dismissed at the box office, Willow found a home market of kids who grew up wearing out their VHS copies, and will still talk of it today with misty-eyed affection. This was one of those movies that kept me going between the hibernation of Star Wars and the emergence of Lord of the Rings.
While this is easily passed off as a Hobbit lite or an attempt to siphon Star Wars’ space fantasy into conventional fantasy, what we talk about here are some arresting hidden depths, and how charmingly it manages to pull off its magic trick. Enough to capture the hearts of some fans for life. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, we recommend the Blu Ray for a Sunday afternoon of feeling like you’re nine again.
Brenden Agnew of Cinapse @BLCAgnew
Hollywoo Actress Maya Santandrea @Mayasantandrea
From Sequentially Yours Kaoru Negisa @Moonpanther22
and Debbie Morse @bastet8300
And many thanks to the commissioner, Joel Robinson