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I'd LOVE to see Val Kilmer hamming it up as he did, now middle-aged, sounds very fun

Pleased to learn that Jean Marsh is still alive! She seemed so old in the movie I guess I just assumed she'd passed. I love Willow (the movie), I watch it every Christmas

a legible shriek (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 27 May 2022 19:40 (one year ago) link

it’s one of my favorites too!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 27 May 2022 20:55 (one year ago) link

i think Ron Howard directing helped it stay away from being exploitative of little people actors, as dmac noted way upthread. the actors obv have a lot to d that too - but i def credit howard with the mindfulness to ensure their characters are all so varied & human & great

i mean even the baby gives a great performance!!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 27 May 2022 21:02 (one year ago) link

Man you know what I love more than anything, is Davis and Marsh's delivery here:

Willow: You stupid hag! With my magic, I'll send her into the... into a...
Bavmorda: [laughs] You're no sorcerer!
Willow: Into a realm where evil cannot touch her!
Bavmorda: Impossible! There's no such place!

This movie is so wonderful

a legible shriek (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 27 May 2022 21:20 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Gotta say I really am liking the look/vibe of this new show more and more.

This November, the magic returns ✨ Watch the new trailer for #Willow, an epic new Original series streaming only on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/QKSU15rz2Z

— Willow (@WillowOfficial) September 10, 2022

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 10 September 2022 18:08 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

For a second there I thought that new Dungeons and Dragons movie had come and gone already.

How many of these things do we need? (Full disclosure: I saw "Willow" in the theatres, but I was also 12 or something.)

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 October 2022 18:11 (one year ago) link

After Rings of Power sludged my brain I am all in for something breezy in comparison on this front.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 October 2022 18:17 (one year ago) link

I can't wait

It's interesting hearing Tony Revolori speaking mumblecore dialect (instead of standard fantasy accent) in the trailer

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 30 October 2022 18:31 (one year ago) link

I've been semi-present in my attendance for all these recent fantasy series, only was enthusiastic in my response re: Sandman, but very excited for this tbh

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 30 October 2022 18:33 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

First episode almost here! Will watch tomorrow obv.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 06:08 (one year ago) link

Okay this was a great start. The antithesis of _Rings of Power_ in the best way, in that I’m very much looking forward to the rest of the season.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 December 2022 06:30 (one year ago) link

Oh damn this is up?!

french testicle (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 1 December 2022 16:08 (one year ago) link

Sure is! Interested to know what you think! Two episodes debuted yesterday.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 December 2022 18:06 (one year ago) link

i was kinda underwhelmed by 1st ep? but they had to load in a lot of background info so i’m not prejudging yet

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 December 2022 19:17 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

hey you know what, this show is great

queer and silly and bright, giving 0.5% of a fuck for the self-serious high fantasy tone that sludges up gamehousering of dragonpowerthrones

doctor w00t (cat), Sunday, 1 January 2023 03:03 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah it's been a total treat. Everything feels like it's being made up as it goes along, which is 100% vibes. It's like an ultimate fanfic, and the queer YA core of it all is indeed brilliant. Also love all the song choices and covers.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 1 January 2023 03:14 (eleven months ago) link

yes and heck yes, hi 5 bro! i was iffy at parts of the first couple episodes, like the first time someone said "dude" i needed to pause & recalibrate & decide if these flavors clashed or complemented, but it's won me over and i will now firmly stan this show until it gets bad or i get bored.

love the colors, the songs (even [especially?] the bratty pop punk), the dedication to shoehorning in jokes no matter how corny, the awkward teen romances, the way it's equally happy barreling straight into the cliché-est cliché or skewing off in any other random direction. it feels like everyone is having fun and i love that!

kind of didn't love the kill-your-gays-ing of the excellent woodswomen, like how dare you dangle these beautiful lives before us and then immediately snuff them out!? unnecessarily cruel imo but c'est la tv, and anyway there's still enough shaggy exuberance to keep me ensorcelled ☾ ⋆*・゚:⋆*・゚

doctor w00t (cat), Sunday, 1 January 2023 23:52 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

Alas, that will be it, at least as a show:

https://deadline.com/2023/03/willow-canceled-disney-disney-plus-no-season-2-1235300401/

Pity because I did like the crazy ending, song choice and all. (And a hint of a returning Ebersisk.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 20:14 (eight months ago) link

Ah but hold up -- headlines wrong? Who knew!

pic.twitter.com/Di0vEGLyTD

— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) March 17, 2023

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 March 2023 16:09 (eight months ago) link

You can't fire me, I quit!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 March 2023 16:49 (eight months ago) link

Ha, not quite that but imagine if

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 March 2023 16:58 (eight months ago) link

More like, we're not canceled, we just released the cast to do other things, but we may get around to it in a year or 30.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 March 2023 17:18 (eight months ago) link

Took a page from Fincher

Vinnie, Sunday, 19 March 2023 00:43 (eight months ago) link


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