Official Brownies Thread:(okay, it's the Official Willow Thread)

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by JediMasterKendo, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    I'm going to unlock this and make this the Official Willow Thread.
  2. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    You know, I still haven't gotten around to seeing Willow. I probably should soon.
  3. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    Hell yeah I'm a fan. It's only in my top ten favorites of all-time. The greatest Fantasy movie ever along w/KRULL, next to the LOTR trilogy.
  4. Vortigern99 Manager Emeritus

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    Willow has always been dear to my heart, even if it is a bit sloppy and derivative, not to mention downright silly in places (shield-tobagoning, anyone?). Still, it manages to convince one of its other-worldliness; some of the fantasy elements are really cool (especially the evil Queen, who is a hoot of a mean ol' witch), Val Kilmer is lots of fun as the snarky anti-hero Madmartigan, and the movie's heart is clearly in the right place, what with all its Yodaesque admonitions to 'forget all you know'.

    I conclude with the immortal words of Wm. Atherton (as that blond warrior whose name I forget): "Out of the way, peck!"
  5. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    you sure that was THE William Atherton that played that soldier who raised his hand and said Out of the way peck.? Atherton has red hair and its short.

    anywayz as I was watching Willow on DVD the other night I just noticed this one little humor which I never noticed over the years

    Fin Raziel: I'll be a young and beautiful woman.
    Madmartigan: Concentrate, Willow.
  6. Vortigern99 Manager Emeritus

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    Ya know, as it turns out that's not Wm. Atherton at all! It's Gavan O'Herlihy as Airk. My bad. [face_blush]
  7. Grand_Moff_Jawa Force Ghost

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    Willow is a great movie. Love it.
  8. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    Anyone wish there was a new 2 Disc Collector's Edition DVD of Willow? I would love to see the 2nd disc full of new material like stuff on the Shadow books that take place after Willow, like detailed text synopsis for the 3 books. The regular DVD for Willow didnt have much just mostly the original trailers and an old behind the scenes stuff on the transformations on Raziel
  9. anakinandpadmedoomed Jedi Master

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    I love Willow..it still is a movie that i like to view often.
  10. battlewars Jedi Master

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    Willow was good when compared to Krull, but after LOTR it looks rather chintzy.
  11. JediMasterKendo Jedi Master

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    Is it just me or that Clint Howard was one of those castle trolls? ususally Ron has Clint star in cameos and stuff
  12. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I'm still a fan of Willow..
  13. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    That wouldn't surprise me. Ron Howard has a thing for putting his family in his movies. Hell, both his brother AND his mother were in Apollo 13.
  14. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    I've never seen it...but oddly enough, when I was a child, my parents bought a ton of the coloring books at a booksale. They're probably still in my house somewhere...
  15. JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Grand Master

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    His mother and father were both actors before Ron was born. His father Rance Howard has been in NUMEROUS films, including Mars Attacks! and ED WOOD, two Tim Burton films. Rance also was in Apollo 13.
  16. OBIWANARNO Jedi Knight

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    I was never a huge fan of Willow. It had a good story by Lucas but the screenplay was not good enough. I thought Davies was boring and not strong enough to be the leading character (or was Val Kilmer or Joanne Whalley meant to be the main character?) and I thought it was badly directed.

    But then again I haven't seen it in over 20 years. Maybe I will view it differently if I see it again. Maybe I only thought it to be poor in comparison to the original SW films.
  17. GreenLantern_Jedi Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, it's a great movie. The FX still stand out & the film has a very unique look.

    Sadly, it has yet to get the DVD release it deserves.

  18. malducin Jedi Master

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    I love Willow, probably the last of the classic fantasy films of the 80s. Wish more of those were done nowadays.
  19. EvilFishy Jedi Knight

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    Willow will always have a place on my shelf. It's a classic, great movie. Plus, it's one of the few flicks that I can stand Val Kilmer in.
  20. Phantom_Menace Jedi Padawan

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    Love this film. Just recenlty watched for the 30th time or so and bought the soundtrack. Keep the Willow love coming! If only there could be a sequel!
  21. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    I started a thread a while back where there had been speculation that Lucas was going to do a tv series based on the characters from Willow. I tried to read the books. Didn't like them. The movie will always be one of my favorites though.
  22. WormieSaber Force Ghost

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    It's a good film. Got it on laserdisc.
  23. Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Grand Master

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    Willow is a wonderful film that I really like. It is as good today as it was when i saw it for the first time.
  24. DookuIsTyranus Force Ghost

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    The 20th anniversary of this movie has just rolled around. Happy 20th, Willow!!
  25. SkottASkywalker Jedi Master

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    Anyone here still fans of Willow the movie?

    WILLOW is one of my very most favorite movies, ever. Great movie, great characters, great cast, great music, great fun. :cool:
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