Willow, the classic Lucasfilm fantasy movie starring Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis and Joanne Whaley, has been revived as a beloved modern-day streaming a
Willow, the classic Lucasfilm fantasy movie starring Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis and Joanne Whaley, has been revived as a beloved modern-day streaming adventure. The original film was released in 1988 and has endured as a treasured classic by fans worldwide.
Now, the film has been reborn in an eight-episode series on Disney+. The streaming experience looks to capture all the spirit of the original live action-adventure while still modernizing certain aspects of the cult classic.
At its core, the series follows young heroine Willow Ufgood, plunged on an epic journey as she teams up with a rogue swordsman to protect a special baby from a sinister queen. Featuring beloved characters from the original movie and replete with once-in-a-lifetime fights and magical encounters, viewers travel with Willow for a captivating streaming experience.
The series has also recruited a stellar cast. Willow, who ventures out to fullfil her destiny, is played by Ellie Bamber. Joining her on her quest are the heroes Madmartigan (played by actors Eowyn Ivano-Fisher and Cailey Fleming, depending on the episode), who wields a sword with skill, and swordsman-sorcerer Meegosh (played by Erin Kellyman).
Willow has already been embraced by longtime fans of the original film, with the streaming adventure garnering rave reviews. The series plays to viewers who enjoy fantasy adventures, but with a more contemporary twist. From live action fights to intricate character designs, this adaptation of the 1988 classic has something for everyone.
Whether you’re a fan of the original movie or just looking for a captivating streaming experience, Willow is just what you need. With its cleverly adapted storyline and visually stunning production, viewers can look forward to being whisked away on a magical journey.
Willow – Bringing Lucasfilm Fantasy to the 21st Century
Willow, a fantasy adventure recently released on streaming, has given us a contemporary twist on Lucasfilm’s classic 80’s movie. Uniting fantasy, comedy and drama, this adventure is a must-watch for fantasy fans.
The story centers around a young man named Willow, played by Warwick Davis, who is on a mission to save a baby from an evil queen. With the help of a swordsman and a warrior, he must achieve his task in order to restore order to the realm.
What Makes Willow So Special?
Willow offers an immense sense of nostalgia to those of us who grew up watching the original 1980’s fantasy, while introducing modern elements to make the story more relatable to contemporary audiences. Here’s some of the key features that make Willow stand out:
- New Characters – Willow introduces new characters to the mix, including the mysterious sorceress Madmartigan, the adorable brownie Franjean, and the villainous Bavmorda.
- Modern Technology – The creatures in the movie are brought to life through the use of state-of-the-art CGI and VFX, giving the movie a more modern aesthetic that is entertaining for both older and younger viewers.
- Family-Friendly Adventure – Although much of the action is geared towards older viewers, the movie does have elements suited for younger family members, making it the perfect adventure for a night with the family.
Experience Lucasfilm Fantasy Through the Eyes of a Contemporary Hero
Willow is a fantastic, family-friendly adventure that brings Lucasfilm’s fantasy to the streaming screen. Experience the timeless Lucasfilm characters alongside contemporary characters, modern effects and a classic underdog story. Get ready for a classic Lucasfilm adventure with a modern twist!