Wonderful movie! I watched it with my family growing up and it's always been a favorite. It's about a kind dwarf named Willow (Warwick Davis) who is a natural sorcerer. His two adorable children find a beautiful baby in a nest that had stopped at their river side. But they realize the baby is not a dwarf, she is a Daikini (regular person) who is actually a princess that was secretly rescued by a woman after hearing the poor thing would be sacrificed by an evil queen. The community will not allow her to stay because they are afraid. Willow is demanded to take her back where "big people" live. Along the way he meets a rough hooligan named Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) who is caged but makes a deal with Willow that if he helps him escape, he will help Willow bring the baby to safety. After Willow finally trusts Madmartigan, they begin their journey and run into all kinds of interesting characters. Along the way, they are chased by the evil queens daughter Sorsha and her army to steal the baby back, but she meets Madmartigan and you can tell she's instantly attracted. Soon after, her true personality comes forward and she eventually turns good. When a scary ritual takes place towards the end & Willow saves the day, Madmartigan and Sorsha take off together with baby Elora. Language is mild but has "hell" a couple of times and "[email protected]
". Violence is average (frightening for young ones) and contains a group of wolf-like beasts who viciously attack a woman that saved the baby - the camera moves away during it. More beasts terrorize a village. Lots of sword fights and battles, punching and lots of arguing. Many creatures throughout including a two-headed dragon that eats a horseman. The evil queen turns people into pigs and you see the graphic transformation - scary for some people! A ritual begins to take place with baby Elora on a table before Willow rescues her. A horse-buggy chase scene. Many frightening and action-packed sequences. Sexual content will fly over kids heads and is mild, including Madmartigan dressing up as a woman and a man grabs his boob and says "wanna breed?", Madmartigan is under a love spell at one point and tells Sorsha how much he loves her - later when the potion wears off, he sneaks into her tent to steal the baby and Sorsha takes her knife and says "take one more step and you will be a woman", some kissing. There is mild drinking at pubs, one character falls into a bucket of alcohol and yells "beer" and dives back in. All-in-all; great, funny & heartfelt movie for families ages 10 and up.