Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Exclusive Review: Willow

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Title: Willow
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Director: Ron Howard
Writer(s): George Lucas (story) and Bob Dolman (screenplay)
Staring: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh and Patricia Hayes
MPAA Rating: NA
Running Time: 126 min (2 hr and 06 min)
Synopsis: A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

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Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 46% (Rotten), Top Critics: NA% (Rotten), RT Community: 82% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: NA out of 100, Users: NA out of 10
MRQE Metric: 65: (12.8% A, 51.4% B, 24.2% C, 11.4% D, and 0.0% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: NA Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Original:
George Lucas (story) and Bob Dolman (screenplay)

Acting and Dialogue: B+: Remember I am reflecting on a 80's movie so yes I see it as somewhat cheesy, I give kudos to
Warwick Davis for being a mighty actor even thought he's stature is working against him.

Art Direction: B: For an 80's fantasy it wasn't haft bad.

Cinematography: B: The cinematography work hand-in-hand with the art direction, so it wasn't half bad.

Direction: B+:
This is were Ron Howard stared to gain creditability as a filmmaker.

Sound and Music: C: Really not that remember able, mainly the music represented "peril

VFX: B: Good for the times, it not as magical as today's VFX.

Overall: B-:I enjoyed this film. As of late I been watch old school Sci-Fi and Fantasy to compare them today wok. So if you have my same ambition to explore old art then yes I recommend it for an older fantasy.

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