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Willow - It's A Total Disaster


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  • GIVMI_more_W
    GIVMI_more_W 3 ай бұрын +3365

    Not all the participants were bad. The horses were cute and fulfilled their roles as mounts flawlessly.

    • Nathan Cassidy
      Nathan Cassidy 14 күн бұрын

      @HawkGTboy Considering how this show got canceled and the upcoming banking collapse, somehow I don't think that is gonna be a problem.

    • HawkGTboy
      HawkGTboy 15 күн бұрын

      @Nathan Cassidy Give it time. Human-equine love will be taught in schools come 2030 or so.

    • HawkGTboy
      HawkGTboy 15 күн бұрын

      They're reflecting their equine privilege. In the progressive future they must use goats who've transitioned into trans-horses.

    • Drater Diputs
      Drater Diputs 3 ай бұрын +3

      Ahh you also noticed who held the movie on their shoulders.

    • Pandaman
      Pandaman 3 ай бұрын +2

      Best performance in the entire show.

  • Dávid Kanizsai
    Dávid Kanizsai 2 ай бұрын +241

    The TV series has 8 episode with a total playtime of roughly 400 minutes. This 12 minutes long review video has 1.6 million views so far. So Drinker actually saved 400 * 1.6 million - 12 * 1.6 million = 620.8 million minutes for humanity. I call this serving the good cause!

    • Tables without chairs
      Tables without chairs 7 күн бұрын +3

      @nomad person GUYS GUYS I found the one fan of the show

    • nomad person
      nomad person 16 күн бұрын

      You probably failed maths if you assume that everyone haven't watched the series before watching this review. You also assume many people won't watch series after watching this. C'mon many people watch just to kill the time.

    • John VanSickle
      John VanSickle 24 күн бұрын +3

      That works out to 14 human lifetimes.

    • Roger Moreno
      Roger Moreno Ай бұрын +6

      Lmao hell yeah!! I knew this show was going to be absolute shit, and I was right again. I loved the original movie as a kid. I hate modern Disney.

    • Tᴇxᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ @TheCriticalDrinker5
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  • TheSimpsonssince90
    TheSimpsonssince90 3 ай бұрын +663

    I liked how “strong female lesbian character” and the “ginger plank of wood” have this look of disdain on their faces after Willow was telling the fair-skinned blonde haired blue eyed serving girl would be the future ruler of the Willow realms.

    • Vertigo
      Vertigo Ай бұрын +1

      Only you noticed that highly racial thing.

    • davidlacoste
      davidlacoste Ай бұрын +5

      @Sir Piken They explain it, but the explanation is stupid.
      Basically, they didn't raise her and got her raised as a commoner to protect her from a prophecy.
      But it's very clear in context that the best way to protect her would have been to train her.

    • davidlacoste
      davidlacoste Ай бұрын

      @AnwylHSM She mentions that she dyes her hair for some reason. I don't remember which one, maybe just taste. It just a line of dialogue and they don't dwell on it.

    • Jan Uebel
      Jan Uebel 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Sir Piken I agree with you, I would add to it - the movie ends with the couple holding the baby and waving Willow goodbye - that was not implied, that was straight up told that they kept the baby :D

    • Tomas Bolin
      Tomas Bolin 2 ай бұрын +1

      @bones10145 yup.. she turns into a red head in Ep6(ish).

  • Shari Francis
    Shari Francis 2 ай бұрын +97

    I just love how the characters speak in a modern manner, and wear modern looking clothes, even though this is a medieval fantasy.

    • Kent S.
      Kent S. Ай бұрын +6

      Yeah it's super weird. Like at least try? When the berry bush grew from magic I was expecting a response of "oh fucking Hella cool bro" 🤣 then you have people wearing jeans and shit. Just why?

    • Pete Ness
      Pete Ness Ай бұрын +4

      And half of the old characters talk like they’re from old times, it’s so weird

  • kasaibou F29
    kasaibou F29 2 ай бұрын +57

    Remember when Willow was just a story of a dwarf and a baby going on an adventure?

    • Private Citizen
      Private Citizen 13 күн бұрын +6

      Not a dwarf, but a Peck. PECK PECK PECK PECK PECK. Also Mad Mardigan and the brownies. Can't forget them.

  • Mina Rosinante
    Mina Rosinante 2 ай бұрын +107

    I lost it at "beta male who uses safety scissors to open his bag of crisps." 🤣👏🏽

    • joe
      joe Ай бұрын +5

      I like the 2 redheads creating a ginger singularity that would destroy the universe comment...i lost it and almost wrecked

  • 周健瑜
    周健瑜 3 ай бұрын +7903

    Rings of power, wheel of time, witcher and now willow. The people that tried to gaslight us and said this is a "golden age for fantasy" are such despicable people.

    • William Miller
      William Miller Ай бұрын

      Lux Aeterna "reasonable" doing a lot of heavy lifting for ya there.

    • flapjax
      flapjax Ай бұрын

      @Chad 007 Thanks, king

    • Ben Greene
      Ben Greene Ай бұрын

      I thought wheel of time was better than the others, especially rings of power considering the difference in budget

    • William Miller
      William Miller Ай бұрын

      @Matt Alaric if you say so

  • Rickyexpress
    Rickyexpress 3 ай бұрын +192

    "talentless diversity." Gave me a chuckle on that. Nicely done.

  • bing bing
    bing bing 3 ай бұрын +490

    ”Ginger singularity that could destroy our universe” 😂

  • Jacob Gulley
    Jacob Gulley 3 ай бұрын +71

    Honestly. Naming her “strong female character” made her more memorable than the usual name. Cause it’s so common to have a strong female character that i forgot which one they were talking about

  • Melany Watson
    Melany Watson 3 ай бұрын +127

    My god dude, I was really looking forward to this sequel, since you know, It came out when I was a kid, I loved it. However, I agree with every single thing you said, I am disgusted and disappointed severely at what they have put out. This is horrible, it's a disgrace, how tragic.

    • sneezy deezy mc deluxe
      sneezy deezy mc deluxe 2 ай бұрын +3

      @AnwylHSM If its that bad, don't hate watch it. All you're doing is adding to the viewing figures which means more of this garbage will get made in future.

    • Eric Sartana
      Eric Sartana 2 ай бұрын +2

      I agree. This is a pandering craphole of a show.

    • Uniparty Mouse
      Uniparty Mouse 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Hatchete As quoted from Wikipedia:
      "Active within the industry since he was twelve, Davis is one of the highest grossing supporting actors of all time (excluding cameo appearances), owing predominantly to his appearances in the Star Wars and Harry Potter series of films"~~~
      So *No* I have to disagree. After being in Star Wars, Leprechaun & it's 5 sequels,, Narnia, Harry Potter, he could live large off sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention appearances alone.
      I understand if you like the guy, I rather like him myself from what little I know of him but to defend him for taking part in this *woke* regurgitation excuse for a sequel is like saying "I'm not gay but $20 is $20."
      Warwick *should not* have done this.

    • Hatchete
      Hatchete 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Uniparty Mouse I don't blame him tbh, he probably got a decent paycheck. Man's gotta work.

    • Uniparty Mouse
      Uniparty Mouse 2 ай бұрын +3

      Warwick Davis shouldna done this.

  • Drew Pooters
    Drew Pooters 2 ай бұрын +19

    Gentlemen, it's been an honor watching the fall of intelligent entertainment with you.....

  • James Howard
    James Howard 3 ай бұрын +9249

    "I don't know what Marvel sees in this girl"
    I do. She's got the perfect multi-culti look. Actual talent doesn't matter to these weirdos.

    • Tom Baillie
      Tom Baillie 4 күн бұрын

      Well, she does have nice...er...mammary appendages.
      (I hope this complies with Admin's Terminology Police Acceptable Euphemism guidelines, pp.367, para.13(b).
      I had used a simpler colloquialism, but this was found unacceptable.)

    • thehunzz
      thehunzz Ай бұрын

      @Joeka Your initial thought was correct: she is a black ginger (Jamaican/Irish).

    • Joeka
      Joeka Ай бұрын

      She looked like a black ginger for a second.

    • G Woody
      G Woody Ай бұрын

      @thehunzz i pretty much only watch KZclip and old TV shows like Seinfeld, Trailer Park Boys and Simpsons, and I have had all those on my hard drive for a decade lol.

  • USSResolute
    USSResolute 2 ай бұрын +30

    1. Ginger singularity. I loved that phrase.
    2. I'm happy for Warwick Davies getting to reprise a role. Too bad he wasn't happy to reprise the role.
    3. Thank you for watching these so that I don't have to.

  • Ian
    Ian Ай бұрын +17

    The plank of wood was the plank of wood in falcon and winter soldier as well. It's amazing how she kept the consistency.
    I guess she's got magical lady parts. How else is she getting all those roles?

    • Ordell
      Ordell 22 күн бұрын +3

      She's the best example of what's wrong with Hollywood / Disney / Netflix casting post 2019

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын +12

      She's multi-ethnic AND a lesbian. I'm surprised they didn't make her their official spokeperson already and that she don't have 4 roles in that serie.

  • Alefunzo Uzzle
    Alefunzo Uzzle Ай бұрын +22

    Everything you said was spot on in this review 🤣🤣🤣 I loved the Willow movie and tried to watch this. I got to the 3rd episode and when the two farm Ladies wearing clothes from the Bass Pro shop were introduced I gave up. They already weren't taking the story or acting serious, so when they gave up on the costumes I did too.

    • Alefunzo Uzzle
      Alefunzo Uzzle 13 күн бұрын +1

      @TheGlassesPro 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • TheGlassesPro
      TheGlassesPro 13 күн бұрын +3

      Where is that? Timestamp?
      Oh never mind I found it, 5:50.

    • TI4438
      TI4438 22 күн бұрын +2

      Never would have guessed that was a clip from the show! I wondered why it was in the vid. WOW!

    • MagcargoMan
      MagcargoMan Ай бұрын +5

      I was utterly baffled when I saw that. He showed it briefly in the video but I'm disappointed Drinker didn't bring it up.

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  • Uncle Creepy
    Uncle Creepy 3 ай бұрын +30

    Remember how baby Elora had red hair? Look at our red hair strong female. Well, she’s not Elora. We misled you because we’re clever writers. What a twist!

    • Dave Sunhammer
      Dave Sunhammer Ай бұрын +1

      Aye, that was very Shamalon of them.

  • Rockargen
    Rockargen Ай бұрын +10

    i felt bad for Graydon throughout the show, he got dragged into danger, almost died, got posesed, got hated for being posesed, learned magic and was finally useful, then he immediatly "died" and they almost forgot about him 10 minutes later.

    • PorchBanditMedia
      PorchBanditMedia 4 күн бұрын

      It's a medieval fantasy and they have a character named GRAYDON. that's all you need to know about the writers of this thing.

  • Saddam Mandavi
    Saddam Mandavi 3 ай бұрын +3428

    The drinker getting angrier when he says "Go away now" is more character development than all of these shows can come up with.

    • Damian Szajnowski
      Damian Szajnowski 3 ай бұрын

      Nah, its emotion changes depending on his mood and where on the spectrum angry - disappointment he sits at a review.

    • KoldCerealKiller
      KoldCerealKiller 3 ай бұрын +2

      You can believe that!

    • DitchDigger311
      DitchDigger311 3 ай бұрын +2

      Hahaha! I wish my doorbell yelled out “GO AWAY NOW!” just like he does

    • Muad'Dim Atreides
      Muad'Dim Atreides 3 ай бұрын +1

      Yeap, you can feel the rage is burnin' !!!

    • halpysbane
      halpysbane 3 ай бұрын +2

      Gave me a jumpscare this time around

  • Jonathan Davis
    Jonathan Davis 3 ай бұрын +11

    y'know, if the plot had involved the princess being kidnapped rather than the prince, she'd have had a defiant appearance in every episode, and she'd have escaped on her own by the time the others arrived

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын +1

      And probably had captured her kidnapper as well. Or married him already not for him, but to show everyone how she's empowered.

  • Downsyndrome Hitler
    Downsyndrome Hitler 3 ай бұрын +47

    Willow didnt need to be "woked" it already had strong female characters and even flids and munchkins, joanne whalley kilmer was my first crush she made me clutch my tinkle.

  • Francis Jurksaitis
    Francis Jurksaitis Ай бұрын +4

    Have you forgotten that "Finchy from The Office" played 'William' in The Witch (2015). This man is a great actor and that was a memorable and original film.

  • Chris Pekel
    Chris Pekel 3 ай бұрын +11

    Made me laugh so hard when he talked about the uncle at Christmas, I have one of those - he got caught stealing people's property after a flood and claimed he didn't know it belonged to anyone...yes Glen, we believe you

  • D Ldez
    D Ldez 3 ай бұрын +5

    At Christmas get-together, my family decided to watch a movie, and I said lets watch Willow, it looked interesting because of Warrick Davis, like 15 minutes into it I was like Ok im bored and I dont think its going to get any better, and everyone at the same time said “yeah” lmao it was like the elephant in the room on how shitty it was, Im glad we didn’t forcefully sit through it for Christmas, we ended up watching Cabinet of Curiosities, much better

  • Twitty Sprinkles
    Twitty Sprinkles 3 ай бұрын +9125

    Scientists warn that within 5 years time disney will run out of childhood classics to ruin

    • John VanSickle
      John VanSickle 24 күн бұрын +1

      If that is not a Babylon Bee headline, it should be.

    • Solaris 32
      Solaris 32 25 күн бұрын +1

      They will just buy more to ruin. Why do you think they bought Lucas Films?

    • dcw3483
      dcw3483 Ай бұрын +1

      Lol facts

    • CMO
      CMO 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Al Storm yeah, but the childhood memories will already be ruined with the first remake tho...

  • Elevator Operator
    Elevator Operator 3 ай бұрын +6

    Strong, female character (Willow edition) recalls one of my favorite quotes from Mauler/EFAP's coverage of Batwoman:
    "She literally has villainous traits, yet she's supposed to be our hero."

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  • Megan Foster
    Megan Foster Ай бұрын +6

    Now Sorsha was a REAL strong female character who switched sides for the sake of a good man. Wouldn't we have loved to see her and Madmartigan having adventures while raising Elora and the other kids?

  • Hot Tub Troopers
    Hot Tub Troopers Ай бұрын +8

    I love the part where the guy says, 'You gotta be vigilant out here or you die.' then he dies for a gag, not getting any character development.
    Also they manage to not see or hear like 12 guys on horseback on a giant, open, flag field.

  • Lord FreeRealEstate
    Lord FreeRealEstate 2 ай бұрын +31

    Fantasy is a genre Hollywood seldom knows how to make or adapt to screen.

  • Olavo de Curitiba
    Olavo de Curitiba 3 ай бұрын +16

    2:59 - "Believe it."
    3:12 - "the show has to reflect the world we live in today" 😆
    10:02 - "modern audience"
    12:38 - "That's all for today. GO AWAY NOW"

  • Constantly Enthused
    Constantly Enthused 3 ай бұрын +1715

    “Strong Female Character, Ginger Plank of Wood and a group of talentless diversity hires” is flawlessly put. This entire review is flawless

    • Cain Marko
      Cain Marko 3 ай бұрын

      Any time Gonger plank of wood is in a movie or show, it is crap.

    • Dr. Zeddy
      Dr. Zeddy 3 ай бұрын

      @R. Lee good point

    • Dr. Zeddy
      Dr. Zeddy 3 ай бұрын +1

      A top review of this abysmal show

  • Neil Richardson
    Neil Richardson 3 ай бұрын +4

    I loved Willow as a kid and still do now. I was one of probably a few people who wanted more Willow so I was really excited that there would be a Tv show...That's where my story ends!!!😔

  • Lorp is
    Lorp is 2 ай бұрын +3

    Congratulations! You made it further than I did before turning it off for good. It' felt like it was written by teenagers for teenagers in a high school drama class. It wasn't just the unrelatable obsessing that means very little in the face of inhalation, or the acting that came across like no one wanted to be there, it was the little things. Like how their cloths always looked bright and laundered while living rough on a hike across the country side; the musical score that lacked the levity of the original; and, the lack of common dark prejudices and social statues that brought importance to the presence of Madmartigan and provided a personal struggle for willow relatable in some way to all ages. It should be mandatory for any adventure writer to maybe go on an adventure and live in the wild for a time, or at least step outside their gilded life to see what a competent adventurer and high stakes life choices looks like. This show would have been much better off for it.

  • The Gregitto
    The Gregitto 2 ай бұрын +5

    The sped up validation footage of Willow basically eating out the Particularly Strong Female Character was hilarious. The only exit it needed was something that pooed at how long winded it was 😂

  • P-P-Panda
    P-P-Panda 2 ай бұрын +5

    That “go away now” actually scared me 😂

  • Angela G
    Angela G 2 ай бұрын +5

    I was excited about the Willow series and then I heard what it was about. Bluuuuck! I loved your commentary and could not stop laughing 🤣but it is SO TRUE.

  • Mehitable Storm
    Mehitable Storm 3 ай бұрын +1496

    It's amazing how EVERY FANTASY SERIES turns out to be.....just like our world today.....which I'm always trying to escape.

    • Mehitable Storm
      Mehitable Storm 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Rijjhb It CAN be done - I love the Avengers in the 60s, I loved Sarah Connor, I loved Wrigley in Alien, I loved Valeria in Conan.....so many great female heroes. I loved Blade and Will Smith in Independence Day. Shaft. Sam Jackson in almost anything. But these are good actors in meaty roles that don't rely exclusively on the color or sex.

    • Mehitable Storm
      Mehitable Storm 3 ай бұрын

      @Rijjhb They shoe horn it into EVERYTHING because EVERYTHING must reflect their ideologies and ONLY their ideologies.

    • alucard624
      alucard624 3 ай бұрын

      @Kendaar Amazon is doing that franchise with Henry Cavill at the helm.

    • alucard624
      alucard624 3 ай бұрын +2

      @JonahsWail They're hellbent on destroying anything we loved from our childhood by hiring activists instead of writers.

  • Meat Ball
    Meat Ball 3 ай бұрын +5

    This is, unfortunately very accurate. Only the doubt of a fandom desire for more Willow is off target. Now that fandom is no doubt regretting what they wished for. Just. SO. Bad.

  • Dan 7
    Dan 7 Ай бұрын +5

    Love ya work Drinker. You always sum up this woke shit perfectly.

  • Joseph van Wyk
    Joseph van Wyk 3 ай бұрын +8

    3:13 - I rolled off my chair laughing. Such a perfect insert.

  • Erick Jason
    Erick Jason 2 ай бұрын +5

    The first 50 seconds of this dialog makes it well worth the watch! Hilarious.

  • José Luis
    José Luis 21 күн бұрын +1

    That "go away now” was specially powerful and intense this time. Thank you, drinker.

  • Arek Petrosian
    Arek Petrosian 3 ай бұрын +1603

    We should all take just a moment to thank The Drinker for sparing us the horror of having to watch this show. He threw himself on that grenade, and he deserves our gratitude.

  • Steve Brule
    Steve Brule 3 ай бұрын +3

    Truly stunning and brave I got the chills

  • Flamingo Dahlia
    Flamingo Dahlia 3 ай бұрын +19

    Clearly Plank of wood has strong family connections in Hollywood.

    • Uhtred
      Uhtred 2 ай бұрын +5

      "Kellyman is multiracial" and "an open lesbian." Hollywood would have been frothing at the mouth trying to shoehorn her into anything and everything, because she's perfect for "Modern audiences".😏

    • Mediocre Streams
      Mediocre Streams 2 ай бұрын +7

      Or strong game on the casting couch

  • Tutku Films
    Tutku Films 2 ай бұрын +3

    Ginger Plank of Wood is called Erin Kellyman. She was also in Solo and The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.

  • Chris myco
    Chris myco 2 ай бұрын +47

    to be fair, the original Lucas willow sequel that George wrote, which is amazing in my opinion has a bunch of strong female characters. although it was probably way too dark for Disney.

    • Chris myco
      Chris myco Ай бұрын

      @DocHolliday311 do you want to be spoiled?

    • DocHolliday311
      DocHolliday311 Ай бұрын

      I have the trilogy...but haven't read them yet. I was so upset when they killed madmartigan off in the first few pages .he doesn't come back does he?

    • J. Rebekah
      J. Rebekah 2 ай бұрын +3

      These don't seem like genuinely strong female characters

  • Red Nova
    Red Nova 3 ай бұрын +5

    I swear the disney+ streaming trailer literally looked like a damn commercial 😂

  • Anxious Samurai
    Anxious Samurai 3 ай бұрын +1026

    It's kind of amazing that The Drinker's critiques of Disney's shows are always more entertaining and insightful than the shows themselves.

    • Olebull93
      Olebull93 3 ай бұрын +1

      @H Paul Bryant Disney kills everything it touches.

    • Louis Duarte
      Louis Duarte 3 ай бұрын +3

      @H Paul Bryant Getting drunk beforehand is required.

    • Bruce Smith
      Bruce Smith 3 ай бұрын +1


    • Bobby Fhet
      Bobby Fhet 3 ай бұрын +1

      I do not watch the movies unless directed to by the multi faceted drinker...

    • Gen Youtube
      Gen Youtube 3 ай бұрын +2

      Yes so funny . First time I’m here. Bloody brilliant 👍🤣

  • Elizabeth Finlay
    Elizabeth Finlay 2 ай бұрын +3

    I saw your review pop up in my feed and thought, no wait, I'll watch it first as the original holds fond memories (not a piece of art, but a fun watch as a kid) and then I'll see if I agree with you. As soon as it started I thought, what on earth have they done? I agreed with every point you made - I wondered if you would pick up on Warwick's acting as well and of course you did. But now we have a different type of singularity present to destroy our universe - planks of wood everywhere!

  • J Smooth
    J Smooth Ай бұрын +9

    When that Ginger plank of wood took her helmet off in the Solo movie I almost fell out of my chair laughing like seriously this is supposed to be the menacing bad guy no pun intended

  • K Wilde
    K Wilde 3 ай бұрын +3

    The part where Enfys Nest became a terrorist because she was kicked out of someone else's house after they came back from the snap was my favorite scene in Willow.

  • Arisu Cheddar
    Arisu Cheddar 3 ай бұрын +4

    I did enjoy two things about this absolute horror. Fauxlora Dannon's green sweater is pretty nice. And poor Amar Chadha-Patel. I think his hope is my hope: that someone sees him somehow and gives him a reasonable role someday. Bit of a longshot since there are almost no good roles out there, but I get it. Everything else... no. We made it through the Enter Sandman cover at the end of an episode and just weren't even able to laugh at it any longer.

    • RegEXmuslima
      RegEXmuslima 15 күн бұрын

      Patel was definitely a highlight. His character and the other young guy of color, who's name I've honestly forgotten, were the only one's who's character arch I actually cared about. The girls were just too perfect and predictable, even how they'd work through their flaws were predictable and hard to enjoy. There was also no real sense of danger for them, I knew they'd be fine because they always looked amazing, which only takes me out of it. Can't be hot all the time. That's part of why I enjoyed the 1st willow. Nobody was afraid to get and stay dirty, even the badass woman and she was fn hot for that!

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  • wayne hewett
    wayne hewett Ай бұрын +8

    Worse than shehulk !
    That's one thing I never thought you would say my friend !
    And we both thought the studio couldn't possibly get any lower
    We both were proven wrong
    I spose the challenge now is to make something even worse that willow and break that record too

  • Crazy Steve
    Crazy Steve 3 ай бұрын +621

    I’m convinced that the best thing about these terrible shows and movies are the Critical Drinker reactions they prompt.

    • Luis Velez
      Luis Velez 3 ай бұрын +1

      Sounds like this series should have never been made.

    • Willer Silva
      Willer Silva 3 ай бұрын +1

      And the pitch meeting from Ryan George

    • Pete Clegg
      Pete Clegg 3 ай бұрын +7

      I never watch any of them - just here for the Drinker lolz. If he says something is good then I mentally flag it for future consumption.

    • Jim Herold
      Jim Herold 3 ай бұрын +7

      Fucking yes. I look forward far more to the Drinker's reviews on these abominations than the actual abominations.

    • Chris aka Schulbus
      Chris aka Schulbus 3 ай бұрын

      Dead fish can't play instruments.

  • Anders Kjeldsen
    Anders Kjeldsen Ай бұрын +2

    That drawn out syllable at the end of every sentence made me laugh 😂

    • Martin Major
      Martin Major Ай бұрын

      StroNG femALE CHarachTER
      It made me laugh too.

  • unibass
    unibass 3 ай бұрын +4

    My favourite part: Willow finally shows up after 1 hour.. in a show called.. Willow. LOL!

  • cRAVEtrance
    cRAVEtrance 2 ай бұрын +3

    The show felt like someone's spoiled tweener niece wrote her own fantasy novel, who promotly nagged to have her aunt/uncle at Disney turn it into a show, and the execs, hamstrung to turn the questionably "done" script into a show, retconned Willow into the script, BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY THEY WERE GONNA CON ANYONE INTO WATCHING IT.

  • MyCorner
    MyCorner 3 ай бұрын +12

    I came her to defend mah boy WIllow before the creeping horror of realization hit me and I realized its a show made off the movie I loved as a kid. kill it with fire.

  • Walter Kondor
    Walter Kondor 2 ай бұрын +25

    Ginger plank of wood😂😂😂

  • El Pretender
    El Pretender 3 ай бұрын +705

    I love it when the Drinker makes up nicknames for the characters and refuses to use the names they were given in the show. Such an entertaining power move

    • Ian Allen
      Ian Allen 3 ай бұрын +1


    • Nelisez Pasce
      Nelisez Pasce 3 ай бұрын +1

      Let's dehumanize our sworn enemies, unironically

    • cocolossal69
      cocolossal69 3 ай бұрын +4

      "Ginger plank of wood" is my favourite 😁

    • Manuel Perez
      Manuel Perez 3 ай бұрын +3

      It's a great comedy device taken straight from RLM's Plinkett reviews.

    • jd rancho
      jd rancho 3 ай бұрын +5

      @flashbang.. air dryer potatoes. I clicked, so you don't have to.

  • Jonathan Davis
    Jonathan Davis 3 ай бұрын +1

    Watching episode four at the moment, wimpy prince kid (who Elora Danan is apparently going to dump the kid she just agreed to marry for) asks her how she'll know how to get around in the castle. She haughtily turns back to him and says, "I was born here."
    Which is definitely consistent with the fact that she forgot who Willow was, that she actually was Elora Danan, or that she was a redhead.

  • Kurt Feierabend
    Kurt Feierabend 3 ай бұрын +1

    Well, this was the most of Willow that I ever planned on watching. I cannot tell you how much that I appreciate your sacrifice in viewing these pieces of trash for me Critical Drinker. You have saved me from innumerable moments of misery.

  • partydean17
    partydean17 3 ай бұрын +1

    I feel so bad for my dad lol. Whenever I'm over I excitedly asked throughout the last year about, Wheel of Time, Rings of Power and Willow (which I thought was a movie remake)
    All properties my dad loved and introduced to me when I was younger.
    God damn I mean i don't think he totally notices what's bad about them he just gets bored.

  • Kazeken7
    Kazeken7 3 ай бұрын +1

    Thanks for this. I was wondering what this new show was about it, and now I know it's got absolutely everything I hate in a show, lol

  • michael noack
    michael noack 28 күн бұрын +3

    As a ginger I can confirm you can’t have two main ginger character on screen at once it would indeed create the singularity that destroys the universe

  • Michael Bauer
    Michael Bauer 3 ай бұрын +655

    I had a professor of creative writing once tell me when I was in college that "you cannot write characters who are smarter than yourself." I have been thinking about that a lot recently.

    • Puddin
      Puddin 2 ай бұрын

      @KAB LAMMATS Exactly.

    • Puddin
      Puddin 2 ай бұрын

      @Brandon Castile While I appreciate your trying to help writers, your trick isn't a means for average writers to write smart characters. It's a mean for smart writers to write smart characters. You have to answer a variety of questions for the problem and solution that require a great deal of intelligence. Your trick could theoretically be used by a dumb writer only to make a dumb character look smarter by comparison to even dumber characters whereas you would need to satisfy a series of conditions to convince the audience of a character's intelligence. How would your average joe not be able to solve the problem and only Smart Guy tm could? How did he know what to do? How does his knowing what to do indicative of his background and intelligence and not circumstance and asspullery? Why would any other character be able to solve the problem?
      Writing the problem and answer first isn't a solution to writing smart characters. It's the same process but backwards. It has to be logical and internally consistent. You can't write characters smarter than yourself.

    • Elliott Wilson
      Elliott Wilson 2 ай бұрын

      @Brandon Castile Maybe, but if the writer isn't very clever about it, the contrivance is immersion-breakingly obvious.

    • TheReddFoxx
      TheReddFoxx 3 ай бұрын

      @SK Wills well I suppose you are going to live forever so I guess you have that, right? Because you clearly aren't descended from people that ate from the Tree of knowledge.

  • Kris Kerr
    Kris Kerr 3 ай бұрын +2

    100% agree! You made it 2 episodes farther than I did before throwing in the towel.

  • Shinja
    Shinja 3 ай бұрын +1

    Watched the first episode, or at least 50% of it, 'cause my eyes were rolling so much back in my head I ended scanning my brain looking for a reason not to punch the screen.

  • tpnguyen88
    tpnguyen88 2 ай бұрын +2

    "Stop trying to make this girld happen. She's not gonna happen." It's gold Jerry!

  • Apple Pip Consultancy
    Apple Pip Consultancy 3 ай бұрын +1

    I haven’t stopped laughing at this review absolutely brilliant … amazing I’m subscribing now

  • Ståle Ofte
    Ståle Ofte 2 ай бұрын +3

    This youtube video is the only thing I’ll watch of this Willow show 😂

  • WangChung
    WangChung 3 ай бұрын +640

    The "GO AWAY NOW" had more acting in it than all of Willow. Impressive.

    • busybillyb33
      busybillyb33 2 ай бұрын

      He put so much commanding authority into this one that I was about to literally walk away this time.

    • Foxboy 614
      Foxboy 614 2 ай бұрын +2

      It honestly scared the dog out of me. I never heard one that aggressive.

    • PCS Entertainment
      PCS Entertainment 3 ай бұрын


    • Pe Ka
      Pe Ka 3 ай бұрын

      Hey, you're still here??? 🤨

    • illusioNery
      illusioNery 3 ай бұрын

      Patrick Bateman: "Oooooo! :)"

  • Virgil Blue
    Virgil Blue 3 ай бұрын +1

    I think "Willow" himself was exited when he was asked to reprise his role, but after getting the didsapointing script went into full "I'm just here for the money" mode.

  • Jeff Howard
    Jeff Howard Ай бұрын +1

    Worst part is, there were 2 books published as sequels to Willow that were excellent. They followed Elora Danan as she grew up and learned about her purpose, fleshed out the world, and showed Willow Ufgood after becoming a great wizard. It actually ticked all the necessary boxes for those all about "the message" tm, and was still a great sequel and conclusion to the original movie. Shadow Moon and Shadow Dawn, I believe they were called.

  • The Traveling Man
    The Traveling Man 2 ай бұрын

    So funny. Best review I've watched in a long time. Glad to find your channel. Looking forward to more 😁😂

  • Runa E
    Runa E 3 ай бұрын +4

    OMG, didn't see the show but this review is very entertaining.

  • DeOmnibusDubitandum
    DeOmnibusDubitandum 2 ай бұрын +2

    Well, if you'd only had persevered till ep. 5, you would have enjoyed a forest Woodstock-like dance party with modern pop background music played by an invisible DJ. Just when you thought it was safe!

  • Dusty Rhodes
    Dusty Rhodes 3 ай бұрын +518

    The episode where strong female character and ginger plank of wood beat the shit out of each other to accurately represent same sex relationships brought a tear to my eye.

    • Alzael Next
      Alzael Next 3 ай бұрын +8

      @M Movies have had strong female action leads since the 1910's. There were quite a few women who were the leads in action films and serials. Pearl White, Helen Gibson, Ruth Roland, etc, it's nowhere near as new or rare or people pretend it is.

    • Darth Guilder
      Darth Guilder 3 ай бұрын +10

      I admire their commitment to accuracy, how brave and valid of them

    • George Jones
      George Jones 3 ай бұрын +17

      Good representation of the typical lesbian couple. Lmaooo

    • M
      M 3 ай бұрын +6

      @Bluglon16 epický hráč it’s almost like movies since the 70’s have had strong female characters without beating the viewer over the head with them being woman and strong.. it’s almost like people use to actually try to write a script at that time. Wild huh?

  • Jon Ahlstrom
    Jon Ahlstrom 3 ай бұрын +2

    I was a kid when I first saw this movie and I absolutely loved it. I'm one of those guys that have this right up there with some of my favorite movies of all time. It's right up there with Star Wars and a few others for me from my childhood that just have a special place in my heart despite the flaws. We never got to see at their full potential and then when we get to see them all these years later when we might actually get a chance to actually see their full potential they just decide to say nope not today instead you're going to get a broken depraved a****** who is losing their power either willingly or unwillingly and they just want to die or be left alone etc. I really am getting sick of it. They did it to Luke and now they've done it to willow. I love the idea at the end of the willow movie of seeing Willow being given to spell book and the confidence to finally be able to realize his full potential as a wizard or sorcerer what have you. It was a fun idea to think about especially considering that we'd seen three other sorcerers perform incredible things so it was a fun thing to think about. But instead they just once again decide nope Willow is now just a broken a****** who can't use this magic. Very lame

    • RegEXmuslima
      RegEXmuslima 15 күн бұрын

      And the cherry on top of what upset me with how they did him was the queen telling him he's no sorcerer yet we see him do some badass magic an episode or 2 later which obviously shows he is and is capable of amazing feats. I just didn't understand why the characters of all people would do him this way or make him seem like a liar and crazy, useless, disillusioned old man. It had so much potential, and not all the actors were bad. I just wanna know where it went wrong

  • C Dac
    C Dac 3 ай бұрын

    Well done sir! Some of your best quibs. I had some great belly laughs. Keep up the good work.

  • Catherine LW
    Catherine LW 3 ай бұрын

    I'm so glad you're doing the heavy lifting so we don't have to. I haven't been to the theater or watched a recent film in over a decade.

  • Niklas Alfvin
    Niklas Alfvin 3 ай бұрын

    Ginger singularity?! Ahaha ... Good one.
    Was thinking thru all this - if my books ever become movies, I'll be scrolling your vids to hear you rip my story and characters to threads! That would definately be an honor for me.

  • K-9
    K-9 Ай бұрын +1

    This review kills me every time!!🤣

  • Wagnar
    Wagnar 3 ай бұрын +539

    These drinker videos are actually the only way I take in modern movies and shows these days.

    • ArtistPoet
      ArtistPoet 3 ай бұрын

      I'd buy you drink if I wasn't such a stingy bastard. Here, here!

    • Kathleen Hensley
      Kathleen Hensley 3 ай бұрын

      same here. I am certainly not going to get one of these streaming services!

    • Jacob McDorman
      Jacob McDorman 3 ай бұрын +1

      This is a tv series, but it's an accurate depiction. Watch it if you don't believe him, but you'll agree after a few minutes.

    • FIDDLEBACK !!!
      FIDDLEBACK !!! 3 ай бұрын

      Same here!! You don't need to waste your money on them with the Drinker!!

    • Dalolperson
      Dalolperson 3 ай бұрын


  • Artur Nawrocki
    Artur Nawrocki 3 ай бұрын +2

    That was one of the most fun reviews I seen ;)

  • Michael Schofield
    Michael Schofield 3 ай бұрын +1

    Love your videos and and super excited to see your upcoming short film. It better be a better ride than Tatiana :) Also, Ginger plank of wood finds your title offensive, she prefers the term Mick Fucknell

  • Mattias Svanberg
    Mattias Svanberg 2 ай бұрын +11

    Hahaha like two red heads in one production would cause a ginger singularity that would destroy the universe.. made me laugh hella hard

  • Steeleye 2112
    Steeleye 2112 3 ай бұрын

    I am often reminded how much time and money the critical drinker has saved me and am eternally grateful. Oh, and some cracking books as well.

    MONEY CITY MANIAC 3 ай бұрын +1

    I didn't even make it 30 minutes into the new Willow before shutting it off. One of the actresses was speaking like it was 2022 , "like, you know?". Disney = finished. Edit - just got to the part where you mention this!! 😂😂😂😂

  • B Mack
    B Mack 3 ай бұрын +798

    "Ginger plank of wood" checks so many diversity quota boxes, i'm surprised she doesn't have 3 roles in this show.

    • ilikethisalready
      ilikethisalready 3 ай бұрын +2

      How come they have to cast lesbian characters as overtly masculine or use fugly chicks? I hate to break it to Hollywood, but um, I've met some very girly lesbians who you wouldn't know played for that team unless they told you.

    • Lights Off
      Lights Off 3 ай бұрын +1

      @JB Brolic not true at all. Some Africans have natural ginger hair color.

    • Emirl Sanchos
      Emirl Sanchos 3 ай бұрын +4

      Babes & Board Games Best report these bots because they're spamming these comments all over the board.

  • Umbrella Sound
    Umbrella Sound 3 ай бұрын +2

    Producers of this show probably thought that Life's Too Short was a serious documentary about Warwick Davies

  • LucianDevine
    LucianDevine 3 ай бұрын +1

    Imma be honest, I think the best think that could happen to this show would be a talking car from the 1980's suddenly burst onto the set and scene, told Strong Female Character to hop in, and the first episode ends with them riding off into the sunset to save her brother. Then the second episode begins with them setting up camp for the night, only to find out that Ginger Plank of Wood somehow stowed away in the trunk, how? Don't know!

  • Tom Baillie
    Tom Baillie 4 күн бұрын

    I recall the original 'Willow' movie with fond regard; it seemed to capture a quiet resolve in regard to positive action in the face of dark, threatening Power, at a time when the real world was teetering on the edge...
    For me, a particularly memorable scene was when Kilmer's character and one of the thugs he's just been fighting stand, aghast, next to one another and stare in shocked immobility at the huge, monstrous thing taking shape in the courtyard; after a moment, they remember to keep exchanging blows! 😁
    (However, those two small 'pixies', whatever, really irritated me.👎)

  • Chad Lawhon
    Chad Lawhon Ай бұрын

    Never, ever stop. You're doing the lords work here!💯

  • Dr. T.
    Dr. T. 2 ай бұрын

    Well, The critical drinker you are star, love your straight talking and the deserved put downs, I stumbled across this channel and it's made my night 👏👏

  • The Hilltop Pillbox
    The Hilltop Pillbox 3 ай бұрын +931

    Can we just take a moment to thank TCD for watching all this crap so we don't have to? He has literally saved me dozens of hours of personal tragedy.
    To TCD: A heartfelt "Thank you".

    • Louis Duarte
      Louis Duarte 3 ай бұрын +1

      This ought to be his new opening line: "Hulloooooohhhhhhh, I'm The Critical Drinker. I wade up to my hips through a river of shit so YOU don't have to!"

    • David Barr
      David Barr 3 ай бұрын +2

      You couldn't have put it any better!😊

    • Clifton Ortat
      Clifton Ortat 3 ай бұрын +2

      @kartoffelman111 Yes he did say that about videogames, and obviously he was dead wrong. IMO some videogames have more artistic merit than movies nowadays.

    • Andrew McDermott - Filmmaker
      Andrew McDermott - Filmmaker 3 ай бұрын

      Thank you for your reply. I would struggle to address your points at length. It's late - but what follows is only what immediately occurs to me.
      I don't seek to label anyone, except based on their actions. It has nothing to do with whether I think a movie is "fine" or not. It's the anger that is generated when some audience members see something they don't like. THEY are the ones chucking labels around (they have a label for everything). I'm just remembering the days when whether we liked something or not was seen as our own personal response, and not because a studio "RUINED!" something, with calls for sackings and bankruptcies quickly following.
      From a historical context I am not talking about a few preachy movies scattered throughout the decades. Almost ALL movies seek to tell us something about ourselves and society. A story is not worth telling it if doesn't contemplate those things. All we have to identify with is our humanity and our society. There are literally no other stories to tell..Like I said, it's not the movies that have changed, it's the audience.
      On that point...
      I find the Luke Skywalker point fascinating, and I originally brought it up because it's (in my view) a great example of audiences claiming something is "wrong" when, in fact, it just isn't what they wanted to see. There's an enormous difference, and the failure to differentiate between the two is what worries me.
      The claim that Luke Skywalker is a different character in TLJ is demonstrably untrue. He doesn't exhibit a single character trait in that film that isn't also present in the original trilogy within the scope of his character. He is not the simplistic "good guy hero" that some people misremember. It is a perfectly logical projection of where we might find that character three decades hence, and chimes perfectly within the overall themes of Star Wars.
      The will to see this character as some shallow "awesome badass" (as MANY "fans" clearly wanted) is the true betrayal of that much more complex character. This plays into the strange need by some audiences today to resist being challenged in any way. I sincerely believe this is a generational problem, and my generation never had that problem.
      Now... No one is saying anyone has to like Luke in the TLJ, or like the TLJ at all. That is just opinion. But it is not "wrong".
      For instance - Some may want to see old-man Luke Skywalker running around with a lightsaber, no different from when he was young, having learned nothing about himself or his world, and racing into a battle he knows he can't win - but I do not. I want to be challenged with what that character may become when he realises the truth... he can't win! Why? Because none of us can "win"! That's the humanity of that character. How can a fan of Luke's not empathise or even recognise that? The mind boggles.
      However, Lucasfilm have now backtracked to a more "recognisable" version of Luke. I am not interested in it. But I won't be calling for Kathleen Kennedys job, or her head.

    • kartoffelman111
      kartoffelman111 3 ай бұрын +3

      @Andrew McDermott - Filmmaker There is a lot to unpack here and this being the internet, I'm afraid you're not going to say "fair enough" to any of my arguments. I'd still appreciate some sort of reply to what follows, even if it's just a "you're wrong, dumb and smelly", I'll take it.
      I am no film scholar myself, so I have no solidly established framework I can base myself on when I say a movie's casting has been made with too much of a focus on external characteristics, like skin colour.
      I can only say that I notice a lot of Mary-Sue type female characters in original works (new Star Wars trilogy) and a choice to hire BIPOC actors to portray characters in adaptations of other works, where it's a marked choice as opposed to what the adapted source material describes (The Witcher). These are two different points though and I personally think the Mary Sues are much worse offenders than a darker skinned Triss than readers expected.
      I don't disagree with your statement in your second paragraph, I just don't really know what to address there. Maybe you're right and I have simply forgotten about the bad, preachy movies from earlier decades. On the other hand, this reminds me of the Dark Dungeons adaptation from 2014, which is so ridiculous that folks don't agree whether it is a satire or serious.
      My point was that it is fair to address certain issues, but it has to fit the overall theme of the movie. Many modern fantasy movies are less about world-building, character development and plot than about presenting characters, whose sole outstanding trait is their gender or ethnicity, complemented by fancy effects and really shallow comedy.
      The stuff that gets labeled as woke is not feminism, rejection of racism of all kinds and a statement for mutual respect, regardless of traits like sexuality and gender. What is criticised as woke in movies is mostly a disingenuous emphasis of the above things at the cost of a convincing work of art. It is pretty ironic that many of the works that are criticised for this are made by companies that represent what actual feminists and proponents of equality are fighting against.
      I think what's really dangerous, is that the false dichotomy that is consistently being inflated in recent years, leads people to forget that you're not either an uncritical woke fool or what you diffusely describe as an insecure prick who loves to hate things. People can actually dislike the new Star Wars movies and not be women-hating nazis, just like people who do like these movies are not automatically "marxist communist fascists" (or whatever alt-right knuckleheads call their strawmen).
      I think it's vital to respect an opinion on a movie outside the question of current-era identity politics, even if a person criticises a movie to cater too much to some political camp or another.
      About your last paragraph, I think that your point about a black female James Bond is a good example for what I mean. Obviously every racist is going to hate a black actor portraying a character from a franchise that was traditionally always white. Obviously a mysogynist (insert same sentence) always male. However it's plain wrong to then conclude that everybody who dislikes the choice to have James Bond be portrayed by a black woman must be a racist, mysogynist or a racist mysogynist.
      It is very much comprehensible that fans of such a long-standing movie franchise are averted to any kind of major change. Hell, Daniel Craig got his share of flame too, even though that was before the shitstorm-era we're now in. Since "James Bond" was still portrayed by a white man in the last movie, that whole debate back then was pointless anyways. Besides, it makes sense that his number 007 could be given to absolutely any human who would replace his position at the MI6, so... meh?
      Your point about Luke Skywalker is similar but different. Here we have a character who was portrayed by the same actor, but who was written as a completely different character than what the original writer created.
      Again, we have a character who has a huge legacy: people have seen Luke develop from a gullible farm boy to a wise warrior in a classical movie franchise - really the movies that made the franchise so big. Seeing that same hero suddenly behaving in such a radically different way HAS to rile fans up and if you follow the logic of his character development in the classic trilogy, it is extremely odd and inexplicable that he'd behave so differently in the new movies.
      It really is not the same Luke and I am sure even the writers would tell you so, after all, that probably was their intention.
      Of course every single argument here warrants hours of discussion, I really just tried to give condensed reactions to your answer (I know, this is already horribly wordy, sorry). The one overarching problem I see in your comment is your tendency to label people as this or that ("insecure", "love to hate things") just because they dislike and criticise things that you consider perfectly fine. It's fine to disagree with them, but it's wrong to jump to conclusions about people's overall personalities and convictions based on whether they like a movie or not. Even if their opinion of a movie is to some degree in line with that of utter nazis, that does not warrant any statement that they too must be a nazi.
      I don't think it's worrying. People have all sorts of opinions on works of entertainment and even though some are, in my view, terribly wrong, that's still okay. I mean: Roger Ebert once claimed videogames cannot ever be art. He was no fool, but man was he wrong on that account, wouldn't you agree? :)

  • SonofsamSJF
    SonofsamSJF 27 күн бұрын

    I come back every couple of weeks to hear the angriest “GO AWAY NOW”.
    It fills my soul.

  • Ethan Killion
    Ethan Killion 3 ай бұрын +2

    I think that’s exactly what they’re going for in a fun fantasy story that the whole family can enjoy, which actually I kinda dig. That’s what the original movie was and honestly I’m getting kinda tired of everything being so much, sometimes I don’t want high society politics with back stabbing and what not and I just wanna enjoy a story of a group of unlikely heroes on a journey to save the world.
    Could’ve used a better touch up on the script though. You can just tell some of the dialogue that this was made in the Marvel-Disney era and it’s just jarringly bad.

    • RegEXmuslima
      RegEXmuslima 15 күн бұрын

      Yeah, I agree with some of his points as they bothered me too. Even borderline upset me at times, but I did have fun with it a bit

  • Kolossis
    Kolossis 2 ай бұрын

    Just watched episode 1, the moment the old man with armor got shot in the arrow, I sensed wasted character potential.