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Willow

1988 PG 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD

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Willow

1988 PG 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD
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After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron Howard directs this George Lucas-produced fantasy-adventure that received a pair of Oscar nods for sound editing and visual effects.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Willow is a wonderful fantasy adventure with lots of intense scenes of battle and conflict, which are often lightened with humor. Expect an evil queen who yells and threatens to kill a baby, plus some scary wildebeasts and soldiers who storm a village of innocents -- including kids -- but leave before anyone is seriously hurt. Some battles result in apparent deaths with a little blood, but nothing is lingered on or explicit. A couple monsters are pretty creepy and put beloved characters in peril. There is also some romantic kissing and a hint of infidelity.

Sexual Content

Some romantic kissing. One scene hints that Madmartigan was involved with another man's wife. A love potion makes Madmartigan spout wildly romantic phrases at a beautiful woman.

Violence

Sword fighting, hand-to-hand combat, punching, magical battles. One scene shows innocent villagers -- including children -- running in fear from soldiers. A wildebeest attacks the midwife who saved the princess baby, and it's assumed she dies, but nothing is shown. In the final battle a troll turns into a bloody, grotesque, two-headed monster. Even in intense moments, there is some humor that lightens the drama.

Language

Some insults, especially "peck," which refers to Willow's species of little people. Once: "jackass."

Social Behavior

The movie is filled with positive messages about love, family, the power of good over evil, sacrifice for the greater good, and the dangers of judging a book by its cover. Willow's journey also underscores the value of perseverance, the struggle for good, and doing the right thing in the face of great odds.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A pub scene shows folks drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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