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The Eborsisk


Willow inadvertedly casts the wrong spell on a troll, making it transform into a gargantuan, two-headed beast: the Eborsisk. This name is a portmanteau of ‘Ebert’ and ‘Siskel’, two famed film critics — towards whom George Lucas reserved mild contempt. The two of them would later claim that they “weren’t flattered” with the film; in a review Ebert gave Willow 2 stars and a half, but praised its advanced special effects.

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