With Disney+’s new Willow series coming up on November 30th, we wanted to take a look back at one of our older columns. Please enjoy this freewheeling discussion of Ron Howard’s original movie and everything that makes it wonderful, as the inimitable Leigh Butler and her sisters revisited the film back in 2016 for the first entry in the Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia, a series which ran until 2018.
When I told Liz and Kate that this would be our first nostalgia movie, their response immediately proved why I had chosen to do this project with them, for they both instantly turned to me and bellowed “WILLOWWWW! YOU IDEEOT!” in quavery goat voices, and this is why my sisters are the most awesome sisters evar.
Thus we settled down of an evening to rewatch this semi-classic staple of our childhood viewing habits, and see how it measured up all these years later.